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Start collecting your own data! Dataquest Skill Paths teach you job-ready skills that can be immediately applied to your current or future data roles and projects. Learn how to use Python and Beautiful Soup to scrape the web and download data from APIs in this interactive web scraping course. If you’ve worked with Python and would like to add another powerful tool to your skill set, this is the perfect course for you.

Since this course assumes some familiarity with the basics of using Python for data science, it allows us to jump in and start learning web scraping with Python immediately.

  • Discover how to query external data sources using an API with Python
  • Learn the fundamentals of scraping data from the web
  • Add a new skill that you can use immediately

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How Our APIs and Web Scraping with Python Course Works

A lot of the data on the web requires querying and scraping before you can put it to use. APIs and web scraping with Python lets you automate the process of putting unstructured data into a format you can work with for analysis.

Here’s a quick glance at this course:

  • This course will provide you with a working knowledge of web scraping and APIs, which you’ll be able to use professionally once completed.
  • You’ll perform hands-on web scraping and answer practice problems to validate and apply your new skill.
  • At the end of the course, you’ll complete a guided project to enhance your resume and further reinforce your new knowledge.
  • Completion of this course will give you access to an issued certificate as proof of your hard work that you can share with your professional network.

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