About this Specialization

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German

What you will learn

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    Create your own applications for data retrieval and processing

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    Describe the basics of the Structured Query Language (SQL) and database design

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    Explain the basics of programming computers using Python

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    Understand fundamental programming concepts such as data structures

Skills you will gain

JsonXmlPython ProgrammingDatabase (DBMS)

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

4.8
72,040 ratings
17,655 reviews
Course2

Python Data Structures

4.9
38,370 ratings
6,526 reviews
Course3

Using Python to Access Web Data

4.8
22,849 ratings
4,102 reviews
Course4

Using Databases with Python

4.8
13,985 ratings
2,107 reviews

Instructor

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Charles Russell Severance

Clinical Professor
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule and experience level, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 8 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over. The Capstone Project will be offered three times per year.

  • This Specialization is designed to serve as an on-ramp for programming, and has no pre-requisites. The pace of the first two courses is aimed at those with no programming experience at all.

  • You can pay for the entire Specialization upfront, or pay individually for each course as you progress. Financial aid is available for learners who qualify.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • If you are new to programming, this Specialization will prepare you to take other courses and develop advanced skills. Recommended follow-up courses include Johns Hopkins University’s Data Science Specialization and the University of Michigan’s Web Design Specialization. If you have some prior experience in data analysis, this Specialization is an excellent way to add Python skills to your repertoire.

  • If you previously earned a verified Course Certificate for the Programming for Everybody (Python) course, you will automatically receive credit for completing courses 1 and 2 in the Specialization. You may begin with the third course of the Specialization, and you will receive a Specialization Certificate upon successful completion of courses 3 and 4 and the Capstone Project. However, if you earned an unverified Statement of Accomplishment, you will need to earn Course Certificates in all four courses, and successfully complete the Capstone Project.

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