Practical Git: for Absolute Beginners

Learn all important basic Git commands in practice
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51,019 students
Created by Dmytro Khmelenko

What you'll learn

  • Basics of Git in a simple words
  • Understanding version control systems
  • Practical experience with Git from the very first lectures
  • Git setup and configuration
  • Git repository essentials
  • How to manage changes in files
  • Most used commands in git such as git add, git commit, git push and more
  • Integrating file changes
  • Exploring history log
  • Branches and effective team collaboration
  • Merge vs. Rebase: what to use and when?
  • What is merge conflict and how to solve it
  • How to create pull request on GitHub
  • Basic Git for beginners
This course includes:
1.5 total hours on-demand video
3 articles
1 downloadable resources
30 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • Basics of IT
  • Basics of terminal usage


Explore and learn basic Git in practice! Practical exercises are from the first lectures to reinforce learning!

This course is designed for everybody who never worked with Git. We will focus on Git basics from the very beginning and discover how to apply them. The course combines theoretical lectures with practical exercises to help beginners learn Git effectively.

Every practical lesson shows the application material from the respective theory. Students have an opportunity to explore Git and receive practical knowledge already in the first lecture.

The course will teach you how to begin using Git immediately in real-world scenarios. The main accent is to familiarize yourself with Git faster and try it out.

The following topics will be covered

  • installation and setup;

  • explanation of what Git repository is;

  • how to copy the repository to your computer;

  • what is the difference between local and remote repositories;

  • lifecycle of changes in files;

  • how to view modifications in files and revert them;

  • common Git commands for saving and propagating modifications such as commit and push;

  • using history log;

  • downloading changes with the Git pull command;

  • what is a Git branch;

  • effective teamwork in examples with many branches;

  • merge and rebase: when to use?

  • conflicts and files and how to resolve them;

  • pull request and its benefits;

By the end of this course, students will have acquired essential knowledge and skills to confidently perform basic Git operations. This course is mainly for beginners in the software development industry and everybody who is curious about Git.

A significant number of companies are using Git. Students with knowledge of Git have higher chances of getting their first job. It remains the technology every software engineer should know.

Don’t miss your chance and join this course!

BONUS: at the end of the course, you will get basic Git commands cheatsheet for every day!

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Who this course is for:

  • Beginners in software development
  • Everybody who wants to learn Git basics fast and efficiently
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