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Google IT Automation with Python - December 2024 Cohort

Dec 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2025

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Full course description


Start Date

December 1, 2024






Google Career Certificate

& Digital Badge



17 Weeks



8-10 Hours Weekly




Program with Python

Course Description

Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers.

This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It’s designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud.

Learning Objectives

  1. Automate tasks by writing Python scripts
  2. Use Git and GitHub for version control
  3. Manage IT resources at scale, both for physical machines and virtual machines in the cloud 
  4. Analyze real-world IT problems and implement the appropriate strategies to solve those problems

Target Learner

This certificate is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions.  

We recommend that you have Python installed on your machine. For some courses, you’ll need a computer where you can install Git or ask your administrator to install it for you.

Course Topics

  • Configuaration Management
  • Python Programming
  • Using Version Control
  • Troubleshooting & Debugging
  • Automation

6 Courses In This Certificate

Crash Course on Python

Using Python to Interact with the Operating System

Introduction to Git and GitHub

Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques

Configuration Management and the Cloud

Automating Real-World Tasks with Python



This non-credit course is offered online using the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) and Coursera, over a 17-week period. It is asynchronous, but not self-paced. You will have until March 31, 2025 to complete the course. You should plan to spend about 10 hours per week on the course. You will be assessed throughout the course to demonstrate proficiency on the subject matter. You must pass all assessments before receiving the course badge and certificate.