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Introduction to Basic Python Programming

Kickstart Basic Python Scripting Skills for Any Role

Introduction to Python | Python Programming Basics is a hands-on Python programming course that teaches students the essentials of Python scripting to a foundation level. This course leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of Python modules. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting.

This Python training course provides an excellent kick start for users new to Python and scripting, enabling them to use basic Python skills on the job in a variety of ways.  Students can apply the course skills to use Python in basic web development projects or automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts. The course also serves as a solid primer course / foundation for continued Python study in support of next-level web development with Python, Python for data science / machine learning, or Python for systems admin or networking support.

This course is about 50% hands-on lab to 50% lecture ratio, combining engaging, informed instructor presentations, demonstrations, and discussions with extensive machine-based student labs and practical project work. Throughout the course, students will learn to write essential Python scripts using the most current and efficient skills and techniques. 

 

    Available formats for this course
    In-Person
    Live Online
    Private Team Training
    Duration
    3 days/24 hours of instruction
    Public Classroom Pricing

    Starting at: $1595(USD)

    $2050(CAD)

    GSA Price: $1195

    Group Rate: $1495

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    Part 1: An overview of Python

    1. What is python?
    2. Python Timeline
    3. Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
    4. Getting help with pydoc

    Part 2: The Python Environment

    1. Starting Python
    2. Using the interpreter
    3. Running a Python script
    4. Python scripts on Unix/Windows
    5. Editors and IDEs

    Part 3: Getting Started

    1. Using variables
    2. Builtin functions
    3. Strings
    4. Numbers
    5. Converting among types
    6. Writing to the screen
    7. Command-line parameters

    Part 4: Flow Control

    1. About flow control
    2. White space
    3. Conditional expressions
    4. Relational and Boolean operators
    5. While loops
    6. Alternate loop exits

    Part 5: Array types

    1. About array types (AKA sequences)
    2. Lists and list methods
    3. Tuples
    4. Indexing and slicing
    5. Iterating through a sequence
    6. Nested sequences
    7. Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
    8. List comprehensions
    9. Generator Expressions

    Part 6: Working with files

    1. File overview
    2. Opening a text file
    3. Reading a text file
    4. Writing to a text file

    Part 7: Dictionaries and Sets

    1. About dictionaries
    2. Creating dictionaries
    3. Iterating through a dictionary
    4. About sets
    5. Creating sets
    6. Working with sets

    Part 8: Functions

    1. Defining functions
    2. Returning values
    3. Parameters
    4. Global and local scope

    Part 9: Sorting

    1. The sorted() function
    2. Alternate keys
    3. Lambda functions
    4. Sorting collections
    5. Using operator.itemgetter()
    6. Reverse sorting

    Part 10: Errors and Exception Handling

    1. Syntax errors
    2. Exceptions
    3. Using try/catch
    4. Handling multiple exceptions
    5. Ignoring exceptions

    Part 11: Modules and Packages

    1. The import statement
    2. Module search path
    3. Creating Modules
    4. Using packages
    5. Function and Module aliases

    Part 12: Classes

    1. About o-o programming
    2. Defining classes
    3. Constructors
    4. Methods
    5. Instance data
    6. Properties
    7. Class methods and data

    • Users new to Python and scripting, enabling them to use basic Python skills on the job in a variety of ways
    • Advanced users, system administrators and web site administrators who want to use Python to support their server installations
    • Anyone else who wants to automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts

    • Create working Python scripts following best practices
    • Use python data types appropriately
    • Read and write files with both text and binary data
    • Search and replace text with regular expressions
    • Get familiar with the standard library and its work-saving modules
    • Create "real-world", basic level professional Python applications
    • Know when to use collections such as lists, dictionaries, and sets
    • Understand Pythonic features such as comprehensions and iterators
    • Write robust code using exception handling

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