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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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r/agile • comment
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.

r/learnpython • comment
2 points • appleflap

Google hiring plenty of people in Dublin. This course should get you a paid internship

r/NewOrleans • comment
2 points • sath29

I'm currently doing this IT program. Google gave me a scholarship. Look into it. All I had to do is write a 2 paragraph eassy about why I should be given the scholarship.

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • _TomServo_

A very informative post. With regard to support skills, Google offers a certificate (not certification) that's a pretty nice introduction to skills that will come in handy:

<a href="">Google IT Automation with Python</a>

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • Tayjizz

This course series get a bit more in depth as you go along, lots of good stuff.

r/QualityAssurance • comment
1 points • ThroGM

It is hard for me to say. I am not an expert yet, but I guess It depends on where they live and work. Doesn't have market value there or not.

Overall, I would recommend learning how to code, automation testing, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. Jenkins, Git Action, DevOps Azure ..etc.

For the complete beginner in IT, There is a great course on Coursera by Googel

It introduces, explains the core IT concepts with practices.

r/WGU • comment
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.

r/learnprogramming • comment
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.

r/PinoyProgrammer • comment
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. saka yung Zero to Hero in Python 3 sa Udemy

r/politics • comment
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’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.

r/learnpython • comment
1 points • siliconberry

Have you tried this course by Google ?

r/InformationTechnology • comment
1 points • LimonKay

My degree was in IT with little programming. However, I went back to learn more with Python. I've witnessed first hand how being able to create small scripts using Python can save a whole lot of time, and you just naturally become so much more attractive to employers.

Initially I did Python in college, now I'm learning more through the Google Coursera class 'Scripting & Automation', it's easy to follow along and they do a decent job explaining things. You can learn more about it here.

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • kschang

How about "IT Automation with Python by Google" on Coursera?

You can probably just audit the course (i.e. not pay a penny, but not get a certificate either, as that course is for IT guys) but you WILL learn Python. :)

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • WorldAutomation

Along with “Automate the Boring Stuff”, google has a good course as well.

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
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.

r/oscp • comment
2 points • lorduj

Really appreciate the response and thanks for being so thorough. I wish you the best for your future :)

Although you didnt ask, I would suggest you try the course Google IT Automation with python on Coursera ( It has great labs and is more focused on scripting rather than app development. Also, Automate the boring stuff with python ( is a great short course with some small fun projects.

Also, If you feel like expanding your skillset (Analyst/Defense/blue team), European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) provides great training resources related to Forensics and Incident Management for free with VMs and walkthroughs. Some of it is a bit dated but Introduction to Network Forensics (!YG96dp) was updated last year.

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
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:

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.

r/Python • comment
1 points • UsernameNotPresent

There's quite a bit of resources available and it kind of depends on you what knowledge you have already. That said - if you're looking for a course that is just to get a good foundational knowledge of Python, here's a pretty dang good course;

I much prefer recommending free options, but I ran through the first section to see how it was (already know Python) and that's probably what I would recommend for someone just starting out.

r/mexico • comment
1 points • Jebof

Hola! si son los de coursera y me parece que también estan en udacity. Te dejo los links aqui abajo:




r/learnpython • comment
1 points • BigDog1920

I have free access to Google IT certification, and the follow up certification "IT automation with Python". Would completing these be the right way to go?

r/googlecloud • comment
1 points • InghamNative

Do you think this is a good course? 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 =]

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
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:

r/slatestarcodex • comment
1 points • Extra_Negotiation

This is good advice - I'm actually writing the PMP in about a month, and have the PSM I already.

What's your take on google's news of new jobs and their focus on supporting these two certs? I can't imagine you're landing a six figure job anytime soon after something like this.

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.

r/Criminology • comment
1 points • Richard_Ludwig

Get some IT certs, go into cybersecurity?

r/learnpython • comment
1 points • ovo_Reddit

I would say try cs50 completely free,

or even Coursera has a good course, you can get a 1 month free trial and probably finish a good bit of it by then, I managed to finish it all within the first month so I didnt pay anything.

I find most of udemy courses not really worth it, that's why they are always heavily discounted.

r/thenetherlands • comment
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:

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: (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: -- 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+). (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:


r/WGU • comment
1 points • that1robbie

This is the exact book that WGU provides but it is worth noting that the WGU version stops at chapter 12. I'm normally pretty happy with the material that WGU offers, however, this book is not a good beginner resource. The Udemy course I mentioned, Python for Everyone, and Google's Python Automation course are all great resources and follow roughly the same outline and pace.

The test is in an online, somewhat limited interpreter. It's basically a dumbed down, basic version of The majority of the questions are "Finish this function to achieve this goal" where the function is entirely blank and you must write it from scratch. Once you write the function, you have the option to execute it with the engine's test input to see if you recieve the expected output, which, is provided in the question.

There were also a couple of "fix this function" and "click on the error" problems but I don't know how common those actually are. I wish I could compare it to another class's OA but this was the first time I've had a test like this.

r/devops • comment
1 points • nshipman-io

Learn Python and different ways you can automate infrastructure. is a good course.

Use your time at Amazon to beef up your infrastructure skills and in your spare time building tools and scripts to become more familiar with Software Engineering.

Here is the roadmap:


But more than anything, coming from the IT path.. beef up your programming skills if it's not your strongest area. I have been rejected from more opportunities in my earlier days, due to my shakiness in coding.


So far every year, Facebook has a program called Discover Production Engineering, which is basically a mentorship/internship program, where they train you to become a Production Engineer (Facebook's spin on Site Reliability Engineer)

You don't have to be a LeetCode wizard, but you need to know how to write code and how to dance the technical interview dance.

Hope this helps.

r/learnpython • comment
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