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About this Professional Certificate

This 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 them advance their careers.

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

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 use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You’ll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply to scale automation by using configuration management and the Cloud.

This certificate can be completed in about six months and is designed to prepare you for various roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions. Upon completion, you can share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Hulu, Bank of America, Google (of course!), and more.

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

If you’d like to learn the fundamentals of IT support, check out the beginner-level Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

Check out all Google Career Certificates here.

Applied Learning Project
Learn how to program with Python without previous knowledge of coding required, and you’ll use Python to automate common system administration tasks.

Learn to use Git and GitHub to troubleshoot and debug complex problems

Apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud

Practice your technical skills with hands-on projects, including a capstone project where you’ll use your new knowledge to solve a real-world IT problem

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