Google IT Automation with Python
This new beginner-level, six-course certificate, developed by Google, is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills -- including Python, Git, and IT automation -- that can help you advance your career.
Using Version Control Troubleshooting & Debugging Python Programming Configuration Management Automation Basic Python Data Structures Fundamental Programming Concepts Basic Python Syntax Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Setting up your Development Environment Regular Expression (REGEX) Testing in Python
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2 points • MuhammadHRana
Maybe somebody can provide more advice but the following is a Specialization on Coursera that can get you into coding/automation. With this you'll be able to tinker around and do some projects on your own that you can add to your portfolio.
2 points • appleflap
Google hiring plenty of people in Dublin. This course should get you a paid internship
1 points • siliconberry
Have you tried this course by Google ? https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation
1 points • mrpoops
You can learn so much on YouTube or coursera or EdX or any number of other places. For free. There are so many ways to make decent money it’s mind boggling. My grandma taught herself everything she could about eBay and at 88 makes more than she ever had over a super long career.
Here is a free programming certificate for beginners, sponsored and written by Google.
If you rack up a few of those you could get a good job in Chicago, California, New York, Texas...
So....I mean....it’s not like there’s a lack of options out there. Any coal miner or gas field worker that is determined to make good money elsewhere is going to be successful as long as they put in the time to actually learn something new.
1 points • thefutureisnotset
Thanks for your reply. I'm currently working through the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate program on Coursera. I figured I should finish that up before starting with WGU so I can give my future course load my full attention. Seeing that I just finished week 2 (out of 6) content for the 1st of 6 courses, I know I have a while yet before I finish but so far am unsure how long it will take.
1 points • daniel280187
Yes, well worth it... I have taken many courses of their courses since 5 years ago. Technical and not technical and can highly recommend Coursera as a learning platform.
The courses are well structured and they usually give you assignments to reinforce your learning experience.
This Python course by Google seems like a great start for a DevOps type role. Check it out if you fancy. https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation
1 points • gamingenthusiast19
Apply for Financial Aid via Coursera. Maganda yung Google IT Automation from Google, I got the first two courses for free, and it's very engaging. https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation saka yung Zero to Hero in Python 3 sa Udemy
1 points • SporksGalore
Need advice for planning out my next two years in college
I'm a transfer student at UCI, I took one year of computer science courses at a community college after a year of fumbling around with an English major. I transferred and I'm now in my 2nd quarter of my junior year. Unfortunately, some of the courses did not translate very well (especially since my community college introduces programming with C++, while UCI does so with Python), so I was forced to retake a lot of introductory Major Required courses, though my GE's (General Education courses) are basically completed.
But the fact of the matter is, I'm a junior with a resume that borders on empty. My grades are good but that's it. My coursework is weak, I have no internships, no job experience, no projects completed outside of class work. I've been trying to find on-campus cs related jobs, in IT and such, but most of them have course requirements that I haven't met yet. I attended a career fair today looking for internships, but I quickly realized that I have no way of competing with my peers. ("How do I apply for internships when I don't have any internships on my resume." I know thats bullshit but thats almost how it feels). In my free time I'm learning to program in Android Studio, looking to make an app so I have at least some individual work to show.
What can I do in these next two years to complete my resume? Should I focus my time on individual projects? What sort of individual projects are worth making? My dad recommended a Google sponsored Python certification course, linked here. Would this be worth taking, just as something to have on my resume, or would it just be redundant over the course work that I'll already have done through UCI? Any advice for seeking initial internships? What minimum work should I have on my resume before I can expect any real responses? I'm applying to everything I can find on handshake but really I have the lowest of expectations. Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!
1 points • Spade6179
An Opportunity to Code: How do I not blow it?
TL;DR - I'm getting my first chance to produce code for production at work, but I'm doing it alone with all theory, little experience, and no supervision. How can I make the best of it?
Right now, I'm working for a old-style insurance company with an overworked IT department. Last year, I told my managers that I wanted to transition to some sort of software development job. They gave me a chance to interview for a simple "automation liaison" job, which would allow me to work with IT with not so much coding to start. The IT manager declined my application because I was inexperienced. Since then, I've transitioned from a data processor to an underwriter trainer. My managers like my teaching skills and ability to write easy-to-read documentation.
Recently, the company hired a bunch of new underwriters to train. Since all of their work has to be audited, our audit review process has gone out of control. Because the IT department has a backlog going into 2023 (yikes!), I suggested that I be given a chance to reduce the load by writing an application that can parse CSV logs of the work and generate emails with a random selection of work for the recipient to audit. Later on, I said I could also write something up to generate a report of the audit results. They were reluctant at first; but after considering the circumstances, they granted me an [as of yet undefined] amount of time to produce a solution.
Most my coding at work up to this point is written in VBA (primarily in Excel and Outlook) and PowerShell. With some finagling, I was also able to install Git and the Bash terminal for Windows. I may also be able to get Python if I ask nicely.
- Am I naïve for signing up for a project like this on my own?
- How long is too long for a project like this?
- Sometimes, it takes me a long time to debug. How do I reduce it?
- What are the pitfalls to avoid when producing code on your own?
- If I get no code review, how can I ever be confident in what I deliver?
- How much of the research should I do at home? 20%? 80%?
2 points • dsleestak
You might want to take a look at the two Google offerings linked below. I don't have personal experience with them, but given the constraints you have they might be a way to get something current on your resume at minimal cost.
2 points • dangdatkat
1 points • Thats_So_R4v3n
Here are some stats with some info about it. They say that 84% of 100,000 or so people who have finished have had some impact on them either by job or pay increase.
I have finished the program and sadly, I am part of that 16% of people. But, for me it's mostly location and low amount of IT jobs in my area (Rural Kansas). My only options are either get more certs or look out of state. I would personally say it is worth it. Even with all the set backs and difficult transition into the field. It has given me some confidence into looking in changing careers. The course is very well done and focused on success of the individual. They recently have added a Python class too if you interested as well.
Python Course: https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation?utm_source=website&utm_medium=gwg&utm_campaign=ITCert&utm_content=JobSeekers&utm_term=
1 points • siliconberry
I would suggest you to take this Google certification and then practise it using the sites folks mentioned below like edabit, practisepython, leetcode.
1 points • Jebof
Hola! si son los de coursera y me parece que también estan en udacity. Te dejo los links aqui abajo:
1 points • InghamNative
Do you think this is a good course? https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation Would you be able to link me to a example of a good computer / server architecture course?
I'm confused about your statement on the CCNA. Are you saying its difficult so I shouldn't take it or are you saying its becoming a waste?
I'm taking a AWS SA four day boot camp in August, but I live in the Eastern tech capital so I was hoping to be able to get both the SA and ACE. Amazon is opening down the street, and I want a piece of the pie =]
1 points • getgrown
I saw your post on landing a 70k job you posted a year ago. How have things gone since then? Are you still at the same job?
I am considering the AWS route. Would you recommend it? I am also looking into: https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation
Do you have to code/program at your job? How difficult is the learning process? I really want to better my life and am ready to take this seriously.
1 points • Extra_Negotiation
This is good advice - I'm actually writing the PMP in about a month, and have the PSM I already.
It seems to me what might be happening here is that google is building out a model similar to salesforce - cloud saas and a bunch of admins/techs/BAs to keep it humming with each instance in each firm.
1 points • Richard_Ludwig
Get some IT certs, go into cybersecurity?
That's what I'm doing.
You could be ready in months.
1 points • Richard_Ludwig
Get some IT certs, go into cybersecurity?
https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-support https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation https://www.coursera.org/specializations/networking-basics https://www.coursera.org/specializations/palo-alto-networks-cybersecurity
1 points • CmdrMmore
Ik denk dat hier al een paar mooie tips zijn gegeven. Als je echt een baan wilt gaan zoeken in systeembeheer dan zou ik inderdaad focussen op de Microsoft producten. Microsoft heeft momenteel ook een samenwerking met Pluralsight waar je voor vrijwel alle Microsoft certificaten gratis kan leren: https://www.pluralsight.com/partners/microsoft/azure
Certificaten zoals AZ900 zijn bovendien relatief goedkoop (€100,-), maar niet per se noodzakelijk. Als je in een interview kan aangeven de stof te hebben geleerd en vragen over de inhoud kan beantwoorden dan denk ik dat je net zover komt zonder als met certificaat.
Wil je meer de marketing kant op wilt dan kan je gratis allerlei Google cursussen doen: https://skillshop.withgoogle.com/ (denk aan Google Ads, Marketing, Analytics). Ook heel waardevol als je een beetje entrepreneurial ingesteld bent.
Google biedt daarnaast een hoop programma's gratis aan via Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=google -- Net name Google's IT Support Professional Certificate geeft een goede fundering en kan je in ongeveer twee weken doorlopen (kennis is vergelijkbaar met Comptia A+). https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-support (volgens mij kan je bijna alle gratis "auditen/inzien", alleen voor het bewijs dat je het afgerond hebt betaal je).
Als je meer de coding kant op wilt dan is CS50 en de link naar Comptuer Science op Github die al eerder gepost zijn goede startpunten. Misschien ook iets van Google IT Automation erachteraan: https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-it-automation
1 points • Flugegeheymen
How should I change my Python learning pathway to become a beginner freelancer in 3 months? What should I focus on, what I should focus on, what I should stop focusing on.
Hi guys. Currently I work full-time as an assistant, but I'll lose my job in three months. I plan to go home, where I dont have to pay for rent etc. But my problem is that I study CS degree course remotely and I have to pay for the university. But I have some savings, so I have some time.
I decided to learn python because I like the ideas of automation, artificial intelligence. I have a mathematical mind. I'm somewhat a statistician, even in my regular life. So as far as I researched I think Python is the best choice for me to learn. Just to add, I have tried learning html and css before, but I found it quite tedious.
How is it possible to become a very beginner Python Freelancer in 3-10 months? Of course I wont be a professional programmer in this time, but at least for doing the some simple things like web scraping, maybe something else. Ideally I have to earn a minimun of 100-150$ per month in 3 months from now to manage my university. It is not big money for websites like Upwork I guess, like few jobs. But even so, I have to get them and make them well.
My current path is:
- I'm already doing "Complete Machine Learning and Data Science: Zero to Mastery" course on Udemy
- Also there is program that starts on 3rd of June. MIT XSeries Program in Computational Thinking using Python at edX. Which I'm going to do.
- Afterward I was thinking about Fred Baptiste deep learning Python courses. Or maybe some other course on either edX or Coursera, like this one Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate
- I also have to catch up my university course. It's my first session now, there's not much useful information at the moment. Doing rectangles and ellipses in p5.js library feels like a joke.
- also some books I guess worth looking at, like Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
So back to the question, my question is how to become a python freelancer in such a short time, in order to earn at least $150 per month? Or more specifically, what I should focus on, what I should stop focusing on in order to reach this sooner?
Appreciate your help a lot
1 points • Flugegeheymen
Thank you very much for this explanation. That's exactly what I wanted to hear.
Appreciate your help really a lot.
From far I can see the best now is to put ML/DL on hold for later stages and focus on something smaller as you recommened.
But could you recommend something specific?
What do you think then about MIT edX program or Google Automation course?
Another options are to start doing some other Udemy courses like Fred Baptiste deep learning courses, The Modern Python 3 Bootcamp, Learn Python Programming Masterclass, The Complete Python Course | Learn Python by Doing
I dont really like the idea of reading books or doing something like codeacademy. Because from my point of view, there is not enough practice, for example, in the above courses there is organized assignment and things. Which help to improve better. Maybe I'm wrong