Introduction to Git and GitHub

Throughout most of the tech world, Git and GitHub are the de facto tools used for version control and collaboration. However, they can seem difficult to use at first glance. That’s why this course exists: to teach IT and development teams how to best utilize Git and GitHub.

In this course, you will not just learn how to commit or merge using Git but how it works under the hood. You’ll understand the inner workings of Git, what makes it tick, and how to get the most out of it for your team. You will also learn how to collaborate with other developers on the GitHub platform.

During the course, you will get hands-on experience by completing an extensive set of exercises that will take you through realistic challenges you will face working with both Git and GitHub. This will help prepare you for using both tools in your day-to-day work life.


This course is for developers who want to learn how to use Git and GitHub effectively in their daily work. It is also suitable for IT professionals who want to improve their tech skills and better collaborate with their colleagues.


You need to be familiar with working with files using the command-line interface. This course will be taught using Windows, but Linux and Mac users will be able to follow along.

About the teacher:

Tore Nestenius is an independent software consultant and trainer with over ten years of experience training and coaching development and IT teams. Tore teaches a wide range of topics regularly, including .NET/C#, software architecture, DDD/CQRS, security, and web development.

Course Agenda:

Fundamentals of Git
  • Git – the big picture
  • Configuring Git
  • Git fundamentals
  • Commits
  • The commit message
  • The DAG
  • Working with the Index
  • Understanding branches
  • Working with merge
  • Rebase branches
Collaboration using GitHub
  • GitHub – the big picture
  • Fetching changes from GitHub
  • Pushing to GitHub
  • Collaborating with others
  • Pull requests
  • Reviewing pull requests


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