Git & GitHub for Beginners: From Start to Star

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Navigate and Thrive in Git & GitHub: Essentials of Repositories, Branches, and Command-Line Tools

What you’ll learn

  • Differentiate Git from GitHub: Understand the distinct roles of Git and GitHub in version control and collaboration.
  • Setup and Installation Mastery: Acquire skills in installing Git, setting up a GitHub account, and configuring essential tools like Visual Studio Code and Node.
  • Basic GitHub Operations: Learn to create and manage repositories, branches, pull requests, and issues on GitHub.
  • Git CLI Proficiency: Gain expertise in using Git commands for repository management and project version control.
  • Project Management with Git: Learn how to add, commit, and push projects using Git and GitHub.
  • Advanced GitHub Features: Explore GitHub’s additional tools such as Desktop GitHub, Git Bash, GitHub Extensions, and GitHub Copilot.
  • Issue Resolution Techniques: Understand how to effectively use GitHub for issue tracking and resolution.
  • Comprehensive Overview of GitHub: Attain a holistic understanding of GitHub’s functionalities and best practices.


  • Basic Computer Proficiency: Comfort with using a computer, managing files, and browsing the internet.
  • Familiarity with Programming Concepts: Basic understanding of programming is beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Ability to Install Software: Administrative rights on the computer for installing necessary software.
  • Access to a Text Editor: A simple text editor, like Visual Studio Code, is needed for code editing.
  • Command-Line Interface Access: Familiarity with using command line or willingness to learn.
  • No Prior Git or GitHub Experience Required: The course is beginner-friendly, designed to teach Git and GitHub from the ground up.
  • Openness to Learning New Tools: Enthusiasm for learning software development tools and collaboration techniques.
  • Basic Web Navigation Skills: Ability to comfortably navigate and use websites, for GitHub usage.


“Git & GitHub for Beginners: From Start to Star” is an immersive course designed to take you from a basic understanding to a proficient level in using Git and GitHub, two of the most essential tools in modern software development.

This course begins by laying a solid foundation with an introduction to the core concepts of version control, the significance of Git and GitHub in the development world, and the differences between them. We dive into why these tools are indispensable for developers, ensuring even absolute beginners grasp the basics.

We then progress to practical aspects, guiding you through installations and account setups. You’ll learn how to install Git, set up a GitHub account, and configure necessary tools like Visual Studio Code. This practical approach ensures you’re not just learning concepts but also applying them in real-world scenarios.

The heart of the course lies in mastering the basics of GitHub. You’ll explore how to create and manage repositories, understand branching, make pull requests, address issues, and more. We also delve into the Git Command Line Interface (CLI), teaching you essential commands and how to use Git for effective version control.

Advanced topics are not left out. We’ll introduce you to GitHub Desktop, Git Bash, GitHub Extensions, and the innovative GitHub Copilot. By the end of this course, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of Git and GitHub, equipped to handle code in a collaborative environment with ease and confidence.

Whether you’re a beginner programmer, a project manager, or just passionate about coding, this course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your coding journey. Join us to transform from a beginner to a star in the world of Git and GitHub!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Programmers and Developers: Individuals who are starting their journey in software development and seeking to learn essential tools for code management and collaboration.
  • Experienced Developers New to Git/GitHub: Seasoned programmers who have not yet used Git or GitHub and are looking to integrate these tools into their workflow for better version control.
  • Students in Computer Science and Related Fields: University or college students studying computer science, software engineering, or related disciplines who require practical skills in version control as part of their curriculum or personal projects.
  • Project Managers and Team Leads: Non-technical roles that oversee software projects and wish to understand the tools their teams use for better communication and project tracking.
  • Hobbyists and Self-Learners: Individuals pursuing programming as a hobby or through self-learning, who want to adopt industry-standard practices in their projects.
  • Freelancers and Remote Workers: Independent contractors or remote workers looking to streamline their code management and collaboration processes with clients or teams distributed across locations.
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