About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for beginners who would like to master essential programming skills. Through four courses, you will cover key programming concepts in Python 3 which will prepare you to use Python to perform common scripting tasks. This knowledge will provide a solid foundation towards a career in data science, software engineering, or other disciplines involving programming.
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Python Programming Essentials

4.8
stars
1,762 ratings
435 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Python Data Representations

4.7
stars
676 ratings
112 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Python Data Analysis

4.7
stars
452 ratings
80 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Python Data Visualization

4.6
stars
261 ratings
32 reviews

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Each of the four courses in the specialization is designed to be completed in a month.

  • No prior programming experience is necessary.

  • Depending on your previous experience, you may be able to take some of the courses concurrently. However, if you are a beginner, we recommend that you take the courses in order.

  • You will be able to write Python programs to solve practical problems by effectively utilizing existing libraries. You will also be well prepared to learn more about data science, software engineering, or other disciplines involving programming.

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