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

    4 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    1 course

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

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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.
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  • 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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