GitHub Ultimate: Master Git and GitHub - Beginner to Expert

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GitHub Ultimate: Master Git and GitHub - Beginner to Expert
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6.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
GitHub Ultimate: Master Git and GitHub - Beginner to Expert
What will you learn?
Learn the key concepts of the Git source control system
Step through the entire Git workflow
Compare the different states in Git
Manage files inside and outside the control of Git and GitHub
Create and manage repositories on GitHub
Create branches and resolve conflicts with confidence
Save work in progress with Stashes
Mark special events with Tags and Releases
Even a bit of time travel within Git repositories and on GitHub
Perform many of the same local Git operations directly on GitHub
Join other GitHub projects by Forking and contribute back using Pull Requests
Review and Accept Pull Requests from Others
Share code with Gists
Manage project defects or enhancement requests with GitHub Issues
Group related repositories together with GitHub Organizations
About the course

This course will comprehensively cover the GitHub hosting service as a companion to the Git source control tool, which means no prior knowledge or experience is required. Students will emerge at the end with a very solid understanding and hands-on experience with Git and GitHub.

Course Organization

The course is divided into four major components:

  • Introduction and Setup
  • Learning Git Source Control
  • All About GitHub
  • Bonuses

Each one of the above components spans multiple sections in this course.

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The Introduction provides a welcome to the course including some useful tips for getting the most out of taking the course and how the course is designed. That is followed by the Core Concepts which go over some critical theory before diving straight into Git.

After the introduction and core concepts, the first thing we do is a Quick Installation for both Windows and Mac. The Bonus section has a more comprehensive, step-by-step process for those that prefer it.

Learning Git Source Control

In The Basics, we walk through all the foundational commands needed to start a new project managed by Git (or enable Git for an existing project) all the way through making commits, including common file operations like moving and deleting files. We also cover how to exclude the wrong files from accidentally being committed and how to review your repository's history.

With a strong foundation in place, we explore some more Advanced Git topics like comparing differences, branching and merge resolution, tagging special events, saving work in progress, and even a bit of time travel.

All About GitHub

The main part of this course is all about GitHub. We will explore GitHub indepth from a source control hosting repository perspective.

In Welcome to GitHub we start off exploring some of the basic features of GitHub by creating a fresh repository and associate our local repository with it. Then, we prepare for the remainder of the course by setting up SSH Authentication, which we will use from this point forward. After that, we continue looking at the GitHub Repository, including many of the same operations we performed locally, but done directly within GitHub. Then in GitHub Repository Branches we dive into how Branches on GitHub and our local system work with each other.

After we have comprehensively covered how GitHub repositories work, we focus on how GitHub Tags and Releases work and their relationship with local tags in Git. We can then use tags/releases while Comparing Differences on GitHub.

We start tying things together in Social Coding where we join other projects on GitHub by forking and then submitting our contributions back using pull requests.

Once part of a team, you might use GitHub Issues to track defects or enhancement requests.

Sometimes you just need to share small parts of a file or a set of files, but don't want to bother with a full Git repository. That where GitHub Gists help out share just a snip of code or entire files.

Finally, group related GitHub repositories with GitHub Organizations and manage permissions and access using teams.


The bonuses sections and lectures provide additional information, more comprehensive instructions, or non-critical lectures.

Course Features

All tools have installation and configuration sections to ensure no one is left behind.
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. There is nearly 5 hours of screencast based video training in order to step through each command or action in sufficient detail.

All videos are available in high quality 1080p / Full HD resolution for sharp and clear viewing on modern desktops and tablets. 

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

Moving Forward

This course will expand periodically to include more topics, supporting materials and bonus content! Some content may be in direct response to student feedback or discussions so get engaged with the course discussions feature!

Course Welcome and Core Concepts
Course Welcome
An overview of what we will be covering in this course, including Git basics, advanced git techniques, sharing code snippets, and organizations within Git.
Audience and Approach
A guide to the technical level this course is targeted at, as well as an explanation of the pace and step-by-step command line approach used by this course.
Using The Command Line
We will be using the command line due to it's rich feature set and ability to teach concepts in more depth than would be otherwise possible.
Core Concepts
Overview of most important concepts
Core Concepts Overview
An overview of the core Git concepts we will explain in this section.
What is Git
A quick explanation of how Git works as a decentralized version control system.
The Repository
An explanation of how Git uses a repository to keep track of all of the changes we will make to the code throughout this section.
Commits and Files
A guide to the way that Git archives individual file history in order to preserve the total history of the repository.
What is GitHub
A quick overview of the remote repository service GitHub, including the limitations of only allowing public repositories for free (which has recently been changed).
Quick Installations
Fast install processes of all tools and programs needed for course.
Quick Installation Overview
An overview to the tools we will install in this quick installation section of the course.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to install software on your computer
  • Admin rights may be required for software installation
Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor
Lead Software Engineer, Dev Trainer (19 courses,50k reviews)
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