Course Description

The Introduction to Scripting in Python Specialization is a comprehensive program designed to equip learners with a solid foundation in the basics of scripting using the Python programming language. The program is ideal for beginners and those who have little or no prior experience with scripting or programming. The specialization is made up of a series of courses, each building upon the previous one to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts of Python scripting. The courses are designed to be interactive, with learners being provided with ample opportunities to practice what they learn through hands-on projects and exercises. The first course in the specialization is an introduction to programming with Python, where learners are introduced to the Python programming language and its syntax. Learners will be taught how to install and set up the Python development environment, and they will be introduced to basic programming concepts such as data types, variables, conditional statements, loops, and functions. The second course in the specialization focuses on using Python to process and manipulate data. Learners will be introduced to data structures such as lists, tuples, and dictionaries, and they will learn how to use Python to read, write, and manipulate data files. They will also learn how to work with libraries and modules in Python. The third course in the specialization is all about using Python to automate tasks. Learners will learn how to write scripts that can automate repetitive tasks such as data entry, file manipulation, and web scraping. They will be introduced to web automation tools such as Selenium and Beautiful Soup, and they will learn how to use them to automate web tasks. The fourth and final course in the specialization is an introduction to object-oriented programming with Python. Learners will be introduced to the concepts of classes and objects, and they will learn how to use Python to create their own classes and objects. They will also learn about inheritance, polymorphism, and encapsulation. By the end of the "Introduction to Scripting in Python Specialization", learners will have gained a solid foundation in Python scripting and will be able to write scripts to automate tasks, manipulate data, and perform other tasks using Python. They will also be well-prepared to further their studies in Python programming or other programming languages. The skills learned in this specialization are in high demand in industries such as data science, web development, and automation. Author: (Coursera)