Learn Python 3

Learn the basics of Python 3, one of the most powerful, versatile, and in-demand programming languages today.

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    25 hours
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About this course

If you’re looking for a programming language that’s flexible and easy to read, try learning Python. It’s one of the most popular languages today, and programming in Python is used for everything from web and software development to data science and analytics to quality assurance.

Skills you'll gain

  • Write Python 3 programs

  • Simplify the code you write

  • Take your skills off-platform


14 lessons • 12 projects • 12 quizzes
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4.58 out of 5 stars
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  • Awesome course, understandable from the beginner and able to guide you step-by-step into using python for real stuff, not just for academic knowledge.
    Verified Learner
  • Interactive and fun, concepts separated into nice and manageable chunks, so the the learning at no point feels like a chore and the next goal is always within reach.
    Matago L.
    Verified Learner
  • The course was very well made. All concepts were explained very clearly and I really appreciate lot of examples and interactive elements. The pace of the course was slower which is ideal for beginners. I recommend to everyone who wants to get started in programming.
    Jana P.
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Frequently asked questions about Python 3

  • Python is a powerful and flexible general-purpose language with many applications. Python 3 is the latest version of the language, and it’s great for new and seasoned developers alike. In fact, it’s one of the most popular programming languages in the world.

Should I Learn Python?

Stephan Miller
Jun 2, 2021

If you’re debating on whether or not you should learn Python, the answer is probably yes. As any developer will attest, it’s a great addition to almost any tech stack — and it consistently ranks highly among the most popularly used programming languages.

Python’s popularity stems largely from its power and versatility. Below, we’ll explore the reasons behind Python’s popularity and its various applications to help you decide whether or not the language is right for you.

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