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Using Python to Access Web Data

This course will show how one can treat the Internet as a source of data. We will scrape, parse, and read web data as well as access data using web APIs. We will work with HTML, XML, and JSON data formats in Python. This course will cover Chapters 11-13 of the textbook “Python for Everybody”. To succeed in this course, you should be familiar with the material covered in Chapters 1-10 of the textbook and the first two courses in this specialization. These topics include variables and expressions, conditional execution (loops, branching, and try/except), functions, Python data structures (strings, lists, dictionaries, and tuples), and manipulating files. This course covers Python 3.

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What you’ll learn


From this educational opportunity you may improve the compentencies sought by employers in 2021. The most relevant technique from the learning resource that is often mentioned from organizations is Functions. The most in demand tool is Python.

Who will benefit?


Contrasting content from this educational opportunity with nearly 10,000 data-related job postings, we determine that those in or pursuing Data Engineer roles would benefit the most.