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GIT for Beginners

Learn Git with simple visualisations, animations and by solving lab challenges
Lydia Halie
Software Engineer, Technical Instructor
DevOps Pre-Requisite Course
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What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to GIT and Version Control Systems
  • Instal and configure GIT on your local machine
  • Basic GIT workflow (add, commit, push, pull)
  • Create a new GIT repository
  • Use GIT to track changes in files and directories
  • GIT diff and log commands
  • Resolve conflicts during merge operations
  • Using GIT with popular hosting services 
  • Understand and use GIT tags
  • Basic GIT controls for managing repositories 

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What is GIT?

What is the single most important tool that Developers and Operations teams must know alike today? Git! Git is a distributed version control system that allows developers and operations teams to collaborate and keep track of the changes made on a project. GIT as a DevOps tool empowers collaboration and faster release cycles. Anyone willing to start their DevOps career or level up should start from the basics, and GIT is the most fundamental requirement of all.

Why You Should Use GIT

Many of the most popular open-source projects today are developed on Github – Kubernetes, Ansible, Tensor Flow, Rust, Node.js, Go, Terraform, Helm Charts being some of the top ones among the 100 million repositories. If you would like to learn and contribute to these projects, understanding Git is a must and our GIT for beginners course is here to help!

This is a beginner-level GIT tutorial course and is well structured with lectures and labs for those who are absolute beginners to GIT. System Administrators, Developers, or IT engineers who do not have any prior experience may go through this course to gain basic knowledge of GIT.

GIT for Beginner’s Course – What You Will Learn

In our GIT for beginners course, you’ll learn how to get up and running with Git, how to use it in your daily life, and get a deeper understanding of what Git actually is under the hood. This course consists of 19 sections that will all get you more familiar with Git and its possibilities. We’ll cover the possibilities of local and remote Git repositories, adding version control to your project by using branches, and useful commands that make working with these branches even more powerful, such as fetching, pulling, rebasing and cherry-picking.

Besides some common Git commands, we’ll also cover the internals of Git, and how it’s actually working under the hood! This course is project-based, so you will be working as part of a team and you will learn how to share your work among your team members. Our embedded hands-on labs will make sure you gain enough practice right after you learn each concept. We will test your work to make sure you have written them correctly and also provide feedback.


  • Linux command line basics
  • No programming/coding knowledge required

Visual Learning

Git is a complex topic, especially for a beginner. We simplify complex concepts using:

  • Visualizations
  • Animations
  • Real life project examples
  • Analogies
  • Demos
  • No more boring presentations!

Hands-On Learning

Learning by doing is the best way to learn. Our labs:

  • Opens right in your browser. No other setup needed.
  • Pre-configured for you to learn the concepts in the previous lecure
  • Validate your work
  • Gives you instant feedback
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About the instructor

Lydia Hallie is a Staff Developer Relations Engineer at Vercel, specializing in web technologies such as React, Node.js, and JavaScript. 

Her career includes roles as a Software Engineering Contractor and Technical Content Creator, where she has worked in React, Node, GraphQL, TypeScript, and AWS services. 

Lydia has also been a Code Mentor, supporting new developers in their learning process, and worked as a Front End Engineer at Volumental, focusing on AI-driven systems. 

She has published three books on JavaScript, Data Structures, Algorithms, and React/Redux.

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