Mar 12, 2020
The exercises in each module were really helpful and the course has covered all of the required bascis. People reading this, I will tell you not to skip the OOP module as it is the essence of python.
Feb 25, 2020
Amazing and Engaging Journey! It was a well-designed course: short videos covering a lot of stuff, quizzes and graded assignments and a beautiful overview of Python's structure and usability.
por Jonathan L•
Jan 19, 2020
I can't give this course higher than 1 star until they fix the bugs in the quizzes.
For those of you who say "It works for me, it's a problem in your code", you may not have enough experience with these types of bugs.
For Week 3 Quiz - While Loops, problems 3 & 4:
1) Works intermittently. In problem 3, it kept saying "No Output" when running it. I switched from Edge (Chromium) browser to Chrome, and it worked. Same code. Then, I retook the test (still in Chrome), and problem 3 timed out even though it passed previously and the code was the same.
2) Code works fine in an external IDE such as VS Code and PyCharm, but when typed in manually into Coursera, it will time out or say "No Output".
3) Problem 4 will keep outputting a progress bar when you run it with messages saying "Compiling, uploading, going to the moon and back,..." before finally outputting the correct solution. Then when submitting the quiz, it "Times Out After 5" No doubt due to 'going to the Moon and back'.
I am a professional Software Engineer with over 13 years of experience working at Amazon and Microsoft. I have written production code in Java, C#, and Python among other languages.
por MARK S•
Jan 28, 2020
the coding videos are relatively short and concise while the questions are extremely hard and does not match to the actual content. not really a buiggener friendly
por Roman H•
Jan 30, 2020
This course lacks appropriate explanations. Quizzes are not reviewed with you and must be completed in a very specific fashion, or you'll get the program wrong. I wish more explanations and material was given. Great idea, poor execution.
por Alex B•
Feb 03, 2020
Examples are easy.. Labs are not for beginners..
por Michael B•
Jan 30, 2020
Excellent intro to using Python. Not for the absolute beginner but if you have done some programming in Python this course will introduce you to all the 'basic' concepts real fast.
por Michael M•
Feb 05, 2020
As I had some previous Python experience, I completed this course in about a week. There is nothing here that you cannot get from free tutorials on YouTube. The auto-graders for the assignments are buggy and some of the concepts in the quizzes are not taught in the lecture videos. If you want to learn the basics of Python, you can do so for free on your own and do not need to pay for this course.
por David N•
Jan 19, 2020
So far not impressed, just makes you frustrated and not want to learn programming.
por Tom D•
Jan 19, 2020
Thanks for the very well made course. The interactive part is very useful to get hand-on exercise to understand the content.
por Sudhanshu J•
Feb 11, 2020
It could have included more examples and projects
por Nancy A•
Feb 16, 2020
I loved the Google IT Support Certificate program and was so looking forward to loving this first course in a new Google Certificate program, Python for Automation. Sadly, I cannot recommend this course to anyone, really. Especially not beginners.
It's like an AirBnB property that looks like its going to have everything you need, but then you commit and discover you are actually left to fend for yourself on Survivor Island. The short videos are easy to watch, but do not prepare you for the exercises. Sure, it was a good prompt to spend hours and hours teaching myself what the Python basics needed to complete the quizzes and projects. But this isn't what I signed up for a Coursera/Google course for. I doubt I would have started if I really new the time it would take me to finish, with 95% self-taught.
As others wrote here, as this course stands, it makes more sense to learn for free with great You-Tube tutorial (esp Corey Schafer), and with the free Downey book, Think Python and I may check out the less expensive popular Udemy course, among many others. I really can't see the value-add here. Just so so so different than the IT Support Certificate which was pitched perfectly.
Sure, people learn in different way, and my experience might not be yours. The main reason for my strong position on this course has to do with how the course is marketed - as empowering women and encouraging a more diverse talent pipeline. I would love to see the data on how this course empowered new women and diverse new talent to begin IT careers. How many new users start, filled with anticipation, and drop out by Week 3. Why not solve this problem with course revisions? Get feedback from your users. Please fill in the gaps between the encouraging video content and the (sometimes) "now we be Navy Seals" problem sets by providing abundant bridging exercises and relevant resources to encourage new users. I hope Coursera will look at the data and provide time estimates equal to what your intended user group actually needed to succeed in this course - and not drop out. I can honestly say this was one of the most unpleasant courses I've ever taken - and that's saying something.
por Deleted A•
Jan 29, 2020
test are not working, or asking quetions on stuff that wasn't learned
por Efrain E V E•
Feb 04, 2020
Excelent course. It would be great if you could add some optional guides with exercices so developers can practice more. As you say on the videos, the only way to master a skill is through practice.
por Hassan R•
Mar 19, 2020
Thank you coursera and google for this amazing course. The instructor was really awesome and the course content was mind opening and allowed me to use python in really interesting way.
por Purnnendu N P•
Feb 26, 2020
All the exercise's were fun and challenging. At some times confusing because formatted output were not included for all the questions in all exercise. Otherwise all in all totally fun.
por sanchit k•
Mar 11, 2020
Thanks for the very well made course. I like the structure of the videos and text to read-along with. The prompts within the video to make sure you're listening was a nice addition.
por Sament P•
Jan 21, 2020
Although there are some areas that have really confused me, I managed to figure out where I was getting confused thanks to the video explanations and helpful comments within scripts.
por Dennis M•
Jan 28, 2020
Very straight forward class. I like the structure of the videos and text to read-along with. The prompts within the video to make sure you're listening was a nice addition.
por Jayesh M•
Feb 07, 2020
Good course for the beginners. It is awesome for beginners. The exercises and the demo in the videos are cool. Balanced course with implementations as well as theory.
por Tarak N S•
Jan 17, 2020
It's really great course with very good materials of content for beginners, I must recommend joining this course which is coming from Google.
por Ibrahim N A•
Jan 25, 2020
The course is great.
My only comment is it would be greater if you add and spent more time on explaining concepts for new comers.
por Patrick P•
Jan 20, 2020
This is a very polished professional course; it is awe inspiring awesome! Thank you!
por Sai T M•
Jan 20, 2020
A great course with challenging exercises.
por Christopher A•
Jan 28, 2020
Lot's of technical difficulties but in the end made it through. I will note that I have a strong background in Python and am taking this as part of another cert. Someone less familiar with python would likely get much more frustrated with the technical issues.
por Sourav D•
Mar 15, 2020
The course is amazing but could have been more elucidate. The composition part of OOP is not at all explained that way. And there were many assignments, which were actually very easy, but I wasted hours on them because the instructions were not clear. Also, fewer examples have been shown here compared to assignments.
por KESHAV R•
Mar 18, 2020
As I have started and first time achieved the online certification so I will give full ☆☆☆☆☆ stars
but one thing as a note the difficulty level was maintained in this course that was great and tough for a slow learner (mostly understanding part ) like me.
So for a suggestion I want that you should provide more number of questions in quantity in terms of a particular quality so as learner will never forget the concept in future...