Introduction to Python | Python Programming Basics

This hands-on Python programming course teaches you the essentials of Python scripting to a foundation level. You’ll learn 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.

    Dec 7 2020

    December 7 - 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

    Date: 12/07/2020 - 12/09/2020 (Monday - Wednesday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Introduction to Python | Python Programming Basics

    December 7 - 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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An overview of Python

  • What is python?
  • Python Timeline
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
  • Getting help with pydoc

The Python Environment

  • Starting Python
  • Using the interpreter
  • Running a Python script
  • Python scripts on Unix/Windows
  • Editors and IDEs

Getting Started

  • Using variables
  • Built-in functions
  • Strings
  • Numbers
  • Converting among types
  • Writing to the screen
  • Command line parameters

Flow Control

  • About flow control
  • White space
  • Conditional expressions
  • Relational and Boolean operators
  • While loops
  • Alternate loop exits

Array types

  • About array types (AKA sequences)
  • Lists and list methods
  • Tuples
  • Indexing and slicing
  • Iterating through a sequence
  • Nested sequences
  • Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
  • List comprehensions
  • Generator Expressions

Working with files

  • File overview
  • Opening a text file
  • Reading a text file
  • Writing to a text file

Dictionaries and Sets

  • About dictionaries
  • Creating dictionaries
  • Iterating through a dictionary
  • About sets
  • Creating sets
  • Working with sets

Functions

  • Defining functions
  • Returning values
  • Parameters
  • Global and local scope
  • Sorting
  • The sorted() function
  • Alternate keys
  • Lambda functions
  • Sorting collections
  • Using operator.itemgetter()
  • Reverse sorting

Errors and Exception Handling

  • Syntax errors
  • Exceptions
  • Using try/catch
  • Handling multiple exceptions
  • Ignoring exceptions

Modules and Packages

  • The import statement
  • Module search path
  • Creating Modules
  • Using packages
  • Function and Module aliases

Classes

  • About o-o programming
  • Defining classes
  • Constructors
  • Methods
  • Instance data
  • Properties
  • Class methods and data

Join an engaging hands-on learning environment, where you’ll learn:

  • 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

This course has a 50% hands-on labs to 50% lecture ratio with engaging instruction, demos, group discussions, labs, and project work.

This course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, with extensive programming exercises designed to reinforce core Python programming skills, concepts and best practices learned in the lessons. Students will write numerous Python scripts to reinforce the major concepts covered in this course. The courses will increase in complexity as more sophisticated techniques are introduced. At the end of each lesson, students will be tested witha set of review questions to ensure that he/she fully grasps the topic. Our courses include ample materials and labs to ensure all students are either appropriately challenged, or assisted, at all times-no matter their skill level.

Before attending this course, you should have:

  • Basic familiarity with any programming or scripting language
  • Have a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows

 

Professionals who are new to Python and scripting.

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