Best Free Git Courses

Find the best online Free Git Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Git Started with GitHub

Learn the basics of Git and GitHub, with clear, step-by-step instructions by a highly rated teacher.

Created by Jason Taylor - Lead Software Engineer, Dev Trainer (19 courses,50k reviews)

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Students: 189961, Price: Free

This course is designed to jump right into showing how Git and GitHub work together, focusing on the Git basic workflow. Students can expect to learn the minimum needed to start using Git in about 30 minutes.

Recent Updates:

  • October 16th: Added Updates and Errata Section

Course Outline

Course Introduction and Overview provides an introduction to this course and the key concepts with the Git source control system.

Installation provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup Git for Windows and Mac OS X, how to use Git's help command.

After the Installation section, we walk through the entire Git basic workflow -- starting off in GitHub, working locally, and then publishing our changes back to GitHub.

Finally, I have some parting words and some bonus content!

Course Features

Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas. Since few like slide-ware presentations, slide-presentations are kept to a minimum.

Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated.

Following each lecture or group of related lectures in the demo sections of the course are Command Listing lectures that serve as reference and reminder of the commands used in the previous lecture(s). Each Command Listing includes the exact listings used in the previous lectures and a reference guide for newly introduced commands. All commands used in this course are available through the Command Listing lectures.

Several attachments throughout the course provide supplemental information, illustrations, or other reference material.

Git & GitHub Crash Course: Create a Repository From Scratch!

Learn how to create a Git repository, clone it, make changes, and submit changes to GitHub in less than 30 minutes.

Created by Kalob Taulien - Web developer and coding instructor

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Students: 107123, Price: Free

Welcome to the 30 minute free Git and GitHub crash course! 

Employers and developers everywhere are using Git. This is why you should learn it (and also because it's powerful and a really cool tool!)

Git is a powerful (and VERY popular) versioning tool for web developers. But it's hard to get started because there's a lot to know and everyone assumes you already know the basics.

Looking for a short course on Git?
Looking for a short course on GitHub?
Then this is the course you're looking for!

This course is perfect for a web developers who's next step is to learn Git and GitHub. 

The core of this course is less than 30 minutes, and you'll learn:

  1. How to create a repository 

  2. How to copy it to your computer

  3. How to add files to your repository

  4. How to send the changes to GitHub

Plus you'll learn:

  • Git fundamentals, and

  • GitHub fundamentals

You'll also learn the terminology that developers use, like: cloning, staging, committing, pushing and diff. And you'll learn WHY Git is so popular and HOW it's powerful. And we'll be using GitHub which is the Git-service brand name.

Not sure if you should pay for an 8 hour course on Git? Take this course first to get your feet wet.

P.S. You'll learn how to do all this through your command line... because one day you'll be deploying code on a server and you'll need to use the command line, it's the only way! This course will set you up for success! ;) 

Command Line Essentials: Git Bash for Windows

A step-by-step guide for Windows users unfamiliar with Bash or the terminal environment.

Created by Jason Taylor - Lead Software Engineer, Dev Trainer (19 courses,50k reviews)

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Students: 85977, Price: Free

Command Line Essentials: Git Bash on Windows

This course is designed to cut academic theory to just the key concepts and focus on basics tasks in the Bash command line in order to be productive quickly. Students can expect to learn the minimum needed to start using the Bash shell in less than an hour.

Course Outline

Course Introduction and Overview provides an introduction to this course and the Bash shell environment.

Installation provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup Git for Windows and the Notepad++ text editor.

The real meat of the course is the Basic Commands section, where we step through many of the common Bash commands and uses. Towards the end, we start putting the commands together to build a simple Bash script, which we also execute.

Finally, I share some final thoughts in the Conclusion.

Course Features

Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas. Since few like slide-ware presentations, slide-presentations are kept to a minimum.

Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated -- this is the majority of the course.

Following the Basic Commands section, there is a downloadable reference of all the commands used in this course.

The quizzes reinforce the key concepts by testing your newly learned knowledge throughout the course.

Git: Become an Expert in Git & GitHub in 4 Hours

Become an Expert in Git & GitHub by writing commands, learning theory, and taking quizzes. Learn Git today in 4 hours!

Created by VideoLab by Jad Khalili - Udemy Instructor - 80K+ Students Worldwide

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Students: 73172, Price: Free

Are you a developer looking to improve your workflow? Have you always wanted to learn source control? Are you looking to make your development workflow safer? Well, you have come to the right course.

Git is the industry-standard software for source control. With Git, you can save snapshots of your work as you go along in a timeline. Git allows you to create backups that take minimum space, making your work space safer. If you mess up, ruin your code, or damage your files, Git will be there to help.

In this course, we cover multiple aspects of Git & GitHub, including, but not limited to:

  • Git Theory & Workflow

  • Repositories & What they are

  • Basic Git Commands

  • Advanced Git Commands

  • A Complete coverage of GitHub & its features

  • Using Git & GitHub Together

  • Moving Git files to GitHub

And much, much more.....

We start from the complete beginning, talking about basic theory to familiarise new users with the environments we will be working in. Then, we introduce the Terminal, to make sure to alleviate any misconceptions about the Terminal, and to make sure you are comfortable with the environment before we move onto Git & GitHub. Remember, the main goal of the course is to teach Git & GitHub as smoothly as possible. 

Then, we move on to Git & GitHub. We break it up into step-by-step pieces, so that everything makes sense, and you fully understand each part before moving onto the next skill.

This is the only free course that takes Git, GitHub, version control, and basic Terminal knowledge, and bundles it together in one course for users of all levels. Whether you are a novice with no knowledge of the terminal, Git, or source control, or you are an established developer looking to integrate Git & GitHub into your work, this course has everything for you.

So, whether you are trying to learn Git for your work, or looking to learn for fun, this course will turn you into a Git & GitHub Master.

Learn Git: Everything You Need To Know

Git' started learning git today by learning all of the essential commands and tricks

Created by Adam Eubanks - Self Taught Programmer And Learning Enthusiast

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Students: 25703, Price: Free

Welcome to my fast-paced, focused git course.

  • Do you want to learn git?
  • Do you want to contribute to other people's projects on Github?
  • Do you want to share your projects with others?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this git course is perfect for you!

In this course, we will go through everything you need to know to use git and GitHub to manage your projects.

We will create a test project and go over everything from installing git, git branches to uploading to GitHub.

This course is incredibly fast paced (hence the smaller length). You will get up and running with git in minutes. Why waste your time listening to long lectures about things you will never use when you could instead take a shorter, more focused git course, and learn what you need to learn a lot quicker? This git course is unlike any other, you will learn what git commands you need to quickly. 

You will also learn how to integrate git with Github so that you can share your git projects with millions.

Git used to intimidate me. I did not want to memorize tons of git commands and I was scared I would mess up my projects. Luckily, I got over those challenges and created the perfect git course, that takes the fast learning approach that has made my other courses successful. If you feel like you are in the situation I was in, this course is for you.

In conclusion, if you want a focused, fast-paced course that will get you up and running with git and GitHub in minutes, then Learn Git: Everything You Need To Know is the course you've been looking for.


* If this course does not meet up to your expectations in any way, you can always claim your 30-day refund *

So what are you waiting for? You have nothing to risk!
Let's get started learning git!

Intro to Git

A fast and easy guide to version control

Created by Ian Schoonover - Full Stack Developer and Coding Instructor

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Students: 24700, Price: Free

What is this course about?
This course is designed to quickly teach you the fundamentals of git, so you can begin using it in your projects, today. Git is a popular and modern version control software that allows developers to track their code and collaborate with others. When tied in with GitHub, git becomes an even more powerful way to backup your projects and share them on the web.

What kind of materials are included?
The course is made up of video lectures and multiple choice quizzes. The only things you will need are a Cloud 9 account and a GitHub account (both are free). For those who are interested, instructions for installing git locally can be found at the end of the course.

How long will the course take to complete?
On average, it should only take a few hours to watch all of the videos, take the quizzes and implement the commands on your own. However, the pace at which you complete the course is up to you. 

How is the course structured?
The course is divided into a few short sections, each of which contains several video lectures. The video lectures are designed to tackle one or two new commands or concepts at a time, thus making the content easily digestible.

Why take this course?
A lot of the content from this course can be found online for free, but if you're the kind of person who learns better by seeing things in action, then this course is for you. The video lectures are designed to help you learn quickly, without the headache of reading through a lot of documentation. I also support your learning by being available to answer any questions you may have via the Q&A board. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get started learning git today! If you're unhappy with the course in any way then feel free to contact Udemy for their 30 day money back guarantee.

What students are saying:

"Ian covered all of the basic knowledge of Git functions and the purpose behind them. I now understand the basic concepts of Git and how I can apply them to my future projects via the command line interface. Short. Simple. Straight forward!"

"I'm learning a lot of new stuff easily."

"Concise and to the point. Well explained and great intro to git. Everything required to get started with Git is included in the course."

"The best introductory lessons for those [who] are new to github."

"Simple and easy to follow. Good information on understanding how Git works"

"Awesome! Easy to follow instruction!"

"Ian the instructor for the course explains clearly every step and what one should expect to happen. Very pleased with the course!"

"Easy to understand, and an awesome overview of Git. The branches make more sense now, thank you."

"This is a very well explained course for someone who has no clue about Git or GitHub. Enjoyed the course."

"Very good and easy to follow for beginners. Thanks to Ian again!"

The Ultimate GIT 5-day Challenge

A quick way to determine if working with GIT is something you want to learn more about

Created by Brian Gorman - Software Engineer and Computer Science Instructor

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Students: 23097, Price: Free

This course takes us step-by-step through some basic GIT operations.  The course will not dive too deep, and takes small steps on each of five days.  As we continue through the course, we learn a basic, single-person workflow that could allow anyone to store files at GitHub or BitBucket.  

Additionally, the course gives us a chance to determine if we want to go to a deeper level with GIT.

Robot Framework : Code management(GIT) + Jenkins Integration

Git and GitHub introduction, Jenkins Setup on windows machine, Allure reporting

Created by Testing World Infotech - Working Professional, Having 9 Yrs of Experience

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Students: 16794, Price: Free

Git is the most widely used modern version control system in the world today, which allows multiple persons to safely work on the same project without hampering other team members. As a part of a team using Git, You and your team members will clone working copy of a local repository from Git server. You/team will add and commit the test scripts that are developed locally and push your changes to the Git.

This course gives coverage

1.  Execute Selenium test cases using Robot.

2.  Share code using Source Management tool GIT

3.  Integration Selenium with Jenkins using GIT.

4.  Execute automation framework using Jenkins

5.  Integrate Allure Reporting options

Git tutorials for Beginners – Complete Course

a complete practical course on git and github

Created by Kamal Girdher - Professional Trainer and Automation Expert

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Students: 15771, Price: Free

Far away from books, we have created this course to give you practical exposure of how git and github. You can easily follow our tutorials and become expert on git even if you have never worked on it.

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".

Join us on Telegram for Questions/ Live Chat - t[dot]me/letsautomate

GIT for beginners

Learn version control system with Git. Do your everyday work simpler! Interview questions and Best practices.

Created by Maksym Rudnyi - Online Education from Senior Software Engineer

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Students: 13930, Price: Free

Why?

Are you front-end developer or back-end, in gaming or fintech development - doesn't matter. Version control system - is what unites us all. We work in teams and have to coordinate our work and code to deliver a high-quality solution.

How?

Git is the best tool to control your code. Learn concepts of Git to simplify your work!

Free Hosted Website on GitPages and simple Git Guide

Explore how you can get started with GitHub create a hosted webpage from your repo and lots more

Created by Laurence Svekis - Instructor, GDE, Application Developer

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Students: 12140, Price: Free

Bonus free PDF guide packed full of resources and code snippets to help you learn - follow the lessons using the guide!  Learning made easy :)

Course is designed as a starter course to demo how to setup a free hosted website within gitPages

Covers basics of git and how it works

Tips and resources provided - including code editor that is used Brackets and how to start with simple git commands

Update your website locally and push it to your GitPages - made easy with easy to follow instructions and examples

Git command guide - simple git commands

Taught by an instructor with over 20 years of Web Development experience.

If you've been looking to get started with Git - wanted to refresh your git knowledge - learn the basics of git - or just want to see how you can get a free hosted website THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!!!!

Nothing to lose - Fast friendly support is always available to help if you need it.

Please note that the SCOPE OF THIS COURSE IS BASICS of GIT and will not cover complex commands and everything about GIT its a simple HOW TO GET STARTED COURSE - if you are looking at more detailed git this is not for you.

Real-World Example: Git and GitHub on Windows – Basics

Learn How to use Git on Windows, Automate some common tasks and work with other People on GitHub

Created by Dan Georgiev - Programmer at Iris Technologies Ltd

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Students: 7403, Price: Free

Hi and Welcome to the Real-World Example: Git and GitHub on Windows - Basics Course.

My name is Daniel and I'm a Programmer and a small business owner.

In this course you will learn:

  • What is Git

  • How to install Git

  • The Command Prompt

  • How to use the Windows Command Prompt

  • How to use Git on Windows

  • The basic commands of Git

  • How to work with other people in GitHub

  • How to Automate some common Git tasks

GIT Crash Course

GIT Beginners to Advanced

Created by Avinash Thipparthi - AWS Certified Security Specialist, AWS Security Engineer

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Students: 6830, Price: Free

This course is designed for Developers / Testers / DevOps Engineers / System Engineers who has no knowledge on GIT. This course is designed to show how Git and GitHub work together, focusing on the Git basic workflow with Amazon Web Services CICD Pipelines.

You will also learn to communicate with local and remote source repositories, add content to a local and remote repository, create comments for your code, understand basic branching and merging and excluding content types from the repository.

Git Kraken – A Useful Git GUI Tool

Learn Git with an awsome graphical tool

Created by Log(n) Academy - Problem Solving School

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Students: 6095, Price: Free

This course is an introduction about Git Kraken Tool. Git Kraken is an awsome Git UI tool and I enjoyed working with this tool.

This is a beginner level course and it will help everyone, especially students to understand Git functionality in Graphical manner.

Git Kraken tool is easy to use and its more expressive. With little effort you can understand how to work with this tool and it will also be helpful for you to work with other Git GUI tools.

Command Line Git

Git for Data Scientists and Non Developers

Created by Oscar Valles - Analytics and Business Intelligence Professional

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Students: 5944, Price: Free

This course is designed to get you proficient and comfortable with using git in under a day! You will find a focused course on where you'll dive in immediately into using git. While this is not an exhaustive course on git, it does focus on what you are likely to use 70% - 90% of the time. You will be set up for mastery and advanced usage of git if you decide to do so.

This course requirements are minimal. All you'll need is

  • a laptop

  • a GitHub Account (free btw),

In Section 1, we cover

  1. git overview - how git works

  2. git install instructions (very simple)

  3. GitHub account creation

  4. rsa key setup for security

  5. creating your first repository

  6. adding and committing files

  7. pushing / saving your files to github

  8. pull requests and merges

  9. git pull (local)

In Section 2, we become Pros!

  1. git add - add and modify files

  2. git commit - commenting your changes

  3. git push - saving to the server

  4. PRs and Merges - bringing it all together

  5. git pull - copying latest changes locally

In Section 03, is our bonus material that is of high value

  1. .gitignore

  2. markdown

  3. git stash and git pop

  4. git diff

  5. removing / deleting files from GitHub

And the best thing of all, this course can be completed in a day, and you can gain proficiency over a weekend! It's that quick and easy!

MASTER Git and Github for DevOps CI/CD

A crash course on developing an essential skill for Developer, Tester and Sysadmin

Created by Pranjal Srivastava - Docker | Kubernetes | AWS | Azure | ML | Linux | Python

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Students: 4662, Price: Free

In stackoverflow 2020 survey, the most asked questions was related to Git. Git is everywhere as it is used by everyone whether by developer or tester or sysadmin. That makes Git as a must knowing skill to survive in IT jungle.

This is the crash course is fully packed with useful hands-on covering the key concepts at the same time without wasting crucial time of developer like you.

In this learning path you will learn all the fundamental concepts of Git like

  • What is Version Control System

  • What is Repository and difference between local and remote repo

  • Components of .git folder

  • What is branching and different types of branching

  • Different states of files in git

  • What is Merge and much more

This skill track is fully focused on the practical approach with having lots of handy-useful labs to make you an expert on Git and Github.

Practical Labs includes

  • Initializing git repository

  • Adding files to staging area and committing them to local repository

  • Pushing the local repository to remote

  • Creating different types of branches

  • Merging different branches

  • checking logs and history of commits

  • Comparing different commits

  • Creating .gitignore file to ignore specific kind of files and much more

Git Essentials: Mini Course

Learn the key concepts and modern Git workflow that every developer uses these days in this mini course!

Created by Kalob Taulien - Web developer and coding instructor

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Students: 2822, Price: Free

Welcome to Git for Everybody (AKA. Git Essentials), the updated version for the modern web developer.

Note: This is the free mini course

This is a course that will teach you enough to get started working with Git and GitHub.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and confidence you need to work in a tea and start working on open source projects!

I've worked with several teams over the years and everything you'll learn in this course is what I tend to use almost every day and certainly every week.

Here's the rough outline of everything you'll learn in this course:

  • How to use Git on the command line (pro tip: it's more important to learn Git from the command line first than it is to learn how to use a visual tool. Servers don't have visual programs ?)

  • Installing Git on Windows, Mac and Linux

  • How to configure Git on your computer, and add your SSH key

  • Creating, cloning and adding files to a GitHub repository

  • Managing files, commits and branches ⭐️

  • How to merge branches into other branches ⭐️⭐️

  • How to view old files from an older time

  • And much much more!

We'll work through lots of examples together and get you hands on experience with all of this by creating your own repositories and adding work onto mine.

Introduction to Git for GitLab projects

Learn how to share changed and collaborate with others on GitLab projects

Created by Valentin Despa - ​Agile Software Developer (PSM™ III, PSPO™ II certified)

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Students: 1254, Price: Free

GitLab is transforming the way teams collaborate to get work done. One central component of GitLab is the possibility of hosting Git repositories.

To take full advantage of GitLab, you need to know the basics of Git.

For many beginners, working with Git can be scary. I can reassure you that once you understand the main concepts around Git, collaborating it others will be easy.

What is Git?

Git is a versioning control system that allows you to keep track of changes to files and also share changes with others. A bit like Dropbox but much more advanced.

What will I learn if I take this class?

If you take this class, you will be able to work with others on shared Git repositories with no issues.

In this course we class we cover:

  • the basics around Git

  • how to commit changes

  • how to share changes with others on GitLab

  • how do handle merge requests

What is the difference between GitHub and GitLab?

Great question. Both are online services that offer Git hosting and collaboration tools. While Github is very popular for open source projects, GitLab is mostly adopted by organizations for private repositories.

What are the requirements for taking this class?

No previous knowledge is required. I am around to help if you get stuck.

Do I need programming skills?

While Git is often used by software developers, you don't need any programming skills to learn Git.

Do I need to install any software?

Yes, you need to be able to install Git on your computer.

Does it cost anything?

Git is open source and free to download. You will find more instructions in the course notes.

If you don't already have a GitLab account, you can create one for free at GitLab(.)com

See you in class!

Complete GIT and GitHub Crash Course

Learn Complete GIT and GitHub Crash Course

Created by Santosh Ghorband - Software Engineer

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Students: 1032, Price: Free

This course is designed to learn key concepts of Git Source control System . This Course comprise the most used commands for any Git and GitHub Project . Student can learn important concepts from Git and GitHub so they will be able to start actual work on Git and GitHub Project.

The course is divided into below major components:

  • Introduction

  • Git Installation on Window System

  • Working on Local Repository

  • Vim Editor

  • Git Commands

  • SSH Authentication

  • Working on Remote Repository

Git & GitHub for Automation Testing

Git & GitHub essentials (from Basics to Advanced) for working on Cucumber, Selenium or REST-assured Automation projects

Created by Testing eMentor - Become an 'effective' Software Tester / Automation Tester

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Students: 701, Price: Free

Are you thinking of moving from Manual to Automation Testing?

Then you should be aware that Test Automation is certainly in high demand and similar to various automation tools, Git & GitHub tools are quite significant and are the most commonly used version control tools for Automation Testing.

So, learn Git & GitHub for Automation Testing covering Basics to Advanced - from Automation Testing Projects view-point.

The key objectives of the Course is to learn Git & GitHub and gain understanding of Git workflow using Git Bash CLI & Git for Eclipse.

This realistic course covers “How to get started with Git & GitHub for Automation Testing” to “How to practice Git workflow using Git Bash CLI and Git within Eclipse” and then ‘How to collaborate with the Automation team for version controlling”.

Learn Git & GitHub for Automation Testing practically and as industry expects from an Automation Tester.

Likewise, students would get a practical and hands-on insight into Automation Test Manager’s Activities & Automation Test Engineering activities. With the right exposure to Git & GitHub, you should be able to work and collaborate within the automation testing team.

Note: this course caters for Git & GitHub tools only and does NOT cover Automation tools like Cucumber, Selenium WebDriver or REST-assured.