A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Previous experience with programming, preferably using an object-oriented language like C++ or Python, is very helpful. The course does cover a few basic programming concepts to make sure everyone has the same level of background knowledge but individuals who have never programmed may find it a bit too fast-paced.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It's a good idea to take the courses in the sequence shown on the specialization landing page. This is because the material builds on itself.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, you will not earn university credit. However, for a modest fee you will be able to earn certificates of completion for the courses.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
If you are a professional programmer already, you'll be able to start writing code using Go without any trouble since the course covers the special features that make Go special. Beginning programmers will have the knowledge and skills needed to continue studying programming at a more advanced level.
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