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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228,445 learners enrolled
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  • Time to complete

    Approx. 15 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. This course gives you an introduction to Git and GitHub — and how they work together as you build projects.

Skills you'll gain

  • Learn how Git and GitHub work

  • Use common Git commands

  • Collaborate using Git and GitHub


5 lessons • 9 projects • 5 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

Learn Git & GitHub course ratings and reviews

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  • I always knew I had to learn Git and GitHub. This course finally explained everything to me. Solid work!
    Federico B.
    Verified Learner
  • Great course on GitHub and contributing to open source! Definitely helped me understand Git, GitHub, and participating in open source projects. So excited to get started!
    Armani A.
    Verified Learner
  • This is an excellent and neccessary course for developers. It's possible to find articles on the web explaining how to use Git and Github, but it's hard to find any that goes as deep as this Git-Github course. These tools can feel overwhelming to beginners but the process to learn about them on Codecademy was easy and confidence-building.
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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.

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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.