Python Programming - Introduction

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of programming in Python, and you'll develop applications to demonstrate your grasp of the language.

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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will develop simple command-line programs in Python. You will:

  • Set up Python and develop a simple application.
  • Declare and perform operations on simple data types, including strings, numbers, and dates.
  • Declare and perform operations on data structures, including lists, ranges, tuples, dictionaries, and sets.
  • Write conditional statements and loops.
  • Define and use functions, classes, and modules.
  • Manage files and directories through code.
  • Deal with exceptions.

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Setting Up Python and Developing a Simple Application
  • Topic A: Set Up the Development Environment
  • Topic B: Write Python Statements
  • Topic C: Create a Python Application
  • Topic D: Prevent Errors
  • 2 - Processing Simple Data Types
  • Topic A: Process Strings and Integers
  • Topic B: Process Decimals, Floats, and Mixed Number Types
  • 3 - Processing Data Structures
  • Topic A: Process Ordered Data Structures
  • Topic B: Process Unordered Data Structures
  • 4 - Writing Conditional Statements and Loops in Python
  • Topic A: Write a Conditional Statement
  • Topic B: Write a Loop
  • 5 - Structuring Code for Reuse
  • Topic A: Define and Call a Function
  • Topic B: Define and Instantiate a Class
  • Topic C: Import and Use a Module
  • 6 - Writing Code to Process Files and Directories
  • Topic A: Write to a Text File
  • Topic B: Read from a Text File
  • Topic C: Get the Contents of a Directory
  • Topic D: Manage Files and Directories
  • 7 - Dealing with Exceptions
  • Topic A: Handle Exceptions
  • Topic B: Raise Exceptions
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for people who want to learn the Python programming language in preparation for using Python to develop web and desktop applications.

    Prerequisites

    Other Prerequisites

    It is recommended, but not required, that you have at least six months experience programming in an object-oriented language. Even if you don't, this course can be useful to those that are new to programming.

    To ensure your success in the course, you should have at least a foundational knowledge of personal computer use. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following Logical Operations courses, or have equivalent experience:

    Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1

    Microsoft® Windows® 8.1: Transition from Windows® 7

    Python Programming - Introduction

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