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Learning Git and GitHub

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn to work with the most common Git commands, and use GitHub to clone, explore, and create templates from existing projects.

Version control is an essential skill for developers to master, and Git is by far the most popular version control system on the web. In this fast-paced course, author Ray Villalobos shows you how to install Git and use the fundamental commands you need to work with Git projects: moving files, managing logs, and working with branches. Plus, you'll learn how to work with the popular GitHub website to explore existing projects, clone them to your local hard drive, and use them as templates for your new projects. Get started now.

Want to explore Git and GitHub in more depth? Watch Git Essential Training for more comprehensive coverage of these tools.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Getting Started
  • Installing Git on a Mac
  • Installing GIt on a PC
  • Initializing, adding, committing, and status
  • Working with the staging environment
  • Deleting files
  • Managing your log
  • Controlling state with branches
2. Working with Github Projects
  • Analyzing a GitHub project structure
  • Cloning a GitHub repo
  • Cloning individual branches
  • Using a GitHub branch as a template
3. Next Steps
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Ray Villalobos

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