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Version Control with Git

Atlassian via Coursera


The Version Control with Git course provides you with a solid, hands-on foundation for understanding the Git version control system. Git is open source software originally created by Linus Torvalds. Git manages team files for large and small projects. This allows the team to continuously improve its product. It is used by most major technology companies, and is assumed knowledge for many modern programming and IT jobs. It is a core component of DevOps, continuous delivery pipelines and cloud-native computing. You could also use Git to manage the many continuously improving revisions of that book that you are writing.

In this course, you will not learn everything there is to know about Git, but you will build a strong conceptual understanding of the technology, and afterward will be able to confidently dig deeper on any topic that interests you. This course assumes no previous knowledge of Git, but if you do have experience with it, you may find this course to be both useful and challenging. This is especially true if you currently "know just enough Git to be dangerous".

There are two paths in this course. Both rely heavily on hands-on labs. One path assumes that you have experience using a command line interface, and the other path uses the Sourcetree graphical client. If you are not experienced with a command line, we highly suggest that you go through the Sourcetree path. Eventually, you might want to go through both paths, so that you can decide which tool to use for specific tasks. Besides, repetition is good for learning :)

You can watch the videos and take the quizzes from your phone if you want, but the hands-on labs require you to have a Windows or Mac computer. If you use the command line path through the course, you can also use Linux.

This course uses Bitbucket ( as the hosted provider for remote Git repositories. Bitbucket is free for teams of up to 5 people, including private repositories. However, most of the knowledge that you gain in this course applies to Git itself, and you can apply this knowledge to other hosted Git providers (such as GitHub).

This course tries to be as concise as possible. It will probably take you about 5-10 hours to go through one of the two paths, but your mileage may vary.

Taught by

Steve Byrnes


4.6 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • Quite complex explanation of git – starting from very basics and core ideas to a bit more complicated cooperation techniques. What is great in the course is that it shows some common patterns in working with git – from self-managed code repo to more complex project including developers' cooperation, releases, a few environments (dev, test, prod) etc. Great course, worth the time.
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    Vaisakh is taking this course right now.

    Good course to get you started on the basics of Git.
    I just wish they introduced GitHub instead of BitBucket.
    The Udacity course is better if that's what you need.
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    Ernests Auzins

    Ernests Auzins completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This is a perfect course for beginners and those who now some basics but would like to know a bit more how the git works.
  • Ilya Rusin completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I liked the 'Version Control with Git' course from Atlassian because I had long wanted to master software version control via Git technology. Until the course was completed, I gained information about Git only scrappy, sometimes reading articles and…
  • Poon Ho Chuen completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course starts from the basics and you can certainly grasped the essentials of Git after learning this course.
    Some drawbacks below:
    1. some videos are a little bit long and can be splitted.
    2. May explain more on why we need this operation.
    3. Responses in the discussion form from staff is a little bit late some times.

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