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Git and GitHub Basics

Gain the skills to work with Version Control Systems Git and GitHub. Explore key concepts, including branching and repositories; practice forking, cloning, and merging workflows and build your portfolio as your final project.

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Git and GitHub Basics

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Git and GitHub Basics

Gain the skills to work with Version Control Systems Git and GitHub. Explore key concepts, including branching and repositories; practice forking, cloning, and merging workflows and build your portfolio as your final project.

Git and GitHub Basics
3 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archivedOpens in a new tab.
Starts Dec 5

About this course

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Knowing how to work with Version Control Systems Git and GitHub are essential tools for today’s Software Developers, Data Scientists, and Data Engineers. They provide both a version control system and repository, and collaboration capabilities, allowing developers globally to share and collaborate on their projects and practice social coding.

This course provides a hands-on introduction and experience working with the popular Git and GitHub platforms. You will explore key Git concepts, such as branching and repositories, and use Git commands. And you'll also learn and practice various Git conceptssuch as forking, cloning, and merging workflows. You will learn to use GitHub to work effectively as a team and perform everyday Git operations, such as Pull Requests, from both the Web UI and command line.

This course is developed and taught by experienced IBM practitioners. You’ll gain vital skills and real-world inspired hands-on experience using Git and GitHub. Each module contains hands-on labs to apply and practice what you learn. In the final project, you will begin building your portfolio and demonstrate your Git and GitHub skills by creating and sharing a public/open- source GitHub project.

The hands-on activities in this course are performed using web-browser-based tools and interfaces. Installation of any specialized software is NOT required on your computer to complete the course.

At a glance

  • Institution: IBM
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Basic computer and IT literacy. Suitable for those new to software development. No prior programming experience is required.

What you'll learn

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  • Describe version control and its place in social and collaborative coding ​and in DevOps.
  • Explain basic Git concepts such as repositories and branches used for distributed version control and social coding.
  • Create GitHub repositories and branches, and perform pull requests (PRs) and merge operations, to collaborate on a team project.
  • Build your portfolio by creating and sharing an open-source project on GitHub.

Module 1: Git and GitHub Fundamentals

  • Overview of Version Control, Git, and GitHub
  • Introduction to GitHub
  • GitHub Repositories
  • GitHub – Getting Started
  • Hands-on Lab: GitHub Sign Up & Create Repo

Module 2: Using Git Commands and Managing GitHub Projects

  • GitHub Branches and Pull Requests
  • Hands-on Lab: Branching and Merging (Web UI)
  • Getting Started with Branches Using Git Commands
  • Cloning and Forking GitHub Projects
  • More about Cloning and Forking
  • Managing GitHub Projects
  • Hands-On Lab: Cloning and Forking GitHub Projects

Module 3: Final Project: Part 1 – GitHub UI, Part 2 – Git CLI

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