This specialization introduces the Go programming language from Google and provides learners with an overview of Go's special features. Upon completing the three-course sequence, learners will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to create concise, efficient, and clean applications using Go.
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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?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
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.