Learn Git & GitHub

Use our beginner friendly Git course to integrate Git and GitHub and manage versions of your projects using Git branches.

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  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    4 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    1 course
    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Learn Git & GitHub:
    • Learn the Command Line

About this course

Git is used across the world to help developers keep track of changes while working on different parts of the same project. GitHub is a web app that can integrate with Git. Together, users can host, organize, explore, and collaborate on code with teams and the wider developer community. Then dive into GitHub Copilot, a generative AI that can help streamline your workflow.

Skills you'll gain

  • Learn how Git and GitHub work

  • Use common Git commands

  • Collaborate using Git and GitHub

  • Write code with GitHub Copilot


6 lessons • 9 projects • 6 quizzes
  • Certificate of completion available with Plus or Pro

    Earn a certificate of completion and showcase your accomplishment on your resume or LinkedIn.

The platform

Hands-on learning

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Learn Git & GitHub course ratings and reviews

4.46 out of 5 stars
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  • Great course! Very well organized and offered plenty of additional resources making sure I never got stuck.
    Gilbert C.
    Verified Learner
  • Overall course is very useful and the project is very interesting and the practice environment is very easy to use and clear to follow. Great job.
    Richard N.
    Verified Learner
  • My favorite part of this course was adding to the open source repo, Codecademy Docs. That truly engaged me in learning and understanding core principals while working with Git/GitHub.
    Abubakar Q.
    Verified Learner

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Frequently asked questions about Git & GitHub

  • Git is a command line tool and version control system used to track changes in code.

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  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
  • Assessments

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
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    Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.