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Python On-Demand: Introduction to Python 3 Course Outline

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***Note: This is an On-Demand, Self-Study Class, 3 days of content, 6-months unlimited access, $695***
You may take this course at any time, there are no set dates. This On-Demand (self-study) training course includes expert lectures, demonstrations and lab exercises that cover the same content that is included in our instructor-led (ILT) class.

(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)

In this Python training course, students learn to program in Python. The course is aimed at students new to the language and who may, or may not, have experience with other programming languages. Students will learn: how Python works and its place in the world of programming languages; to work with and manipulate strings; to perform math operations; to work with Python sequences; to collect user input and output results; flow control processing; to write to, and read from, files; to write functions; to handle exception; and work with dates and times. This Python course is taught using Python 3; however, differences between Python 2 and Python 3 are noted.

Students new to the language who have experience with other programming languages.

Some programming experience would be beneficial.

What You Need to Take this Training
You will be able to access the course provided you have stable internet access. We highly recommend the use of two screens so you can view the instructor's presentation on a screen that's separate and alongside the screen you will be using to complete the labs.

Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know On-Demand, Self-Study training is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
Introduction to Python 3

Course Outline

1. Python Basics
Running Python
Hello, World!
Python Comments
Data Types
Writing a Python Module
print() Function
Named Arguments
Collecting User Input
Getting Help

2. Functions and Modules
Defining Functions
Variable Scope
Global Variables
Function Parameters
Returning Values
Importing Modules

3. Math
Arithmetic Operators
Modulus and Floor Division
Assignment Operators
Built-in Math Functions
The math Module
The random Module

4. Python Strings
Quotation Marks and Special Characters
String Indexing
Slicing Strings
Concatenation and Repetition
Common String Methods
String Formatting
Built-in String Functions

5. Iterables: Sequences, Dictionaries, and Sets
Unpacking Sequences
The len() Function
*args and **kwargs

6. Flow Control
Conditional Statements
The is and is not Operators
Python's Ternary Operator
Loops in Python
The enumerate() Function
List Comprehensions

7. File Processing
Opening Files
The os and os.path Modules

8. Exception Handling
Wildcard except Clauses
Getting Information on Exceptions
The else Clause
The finally Clause
Using Exceptions for Flow Control
Exception Hierarchy

9. Dates and Times
Understanding Time
The time Module
The datetime Module

10. Running Python Scripts from the Comand Line
The sys Module
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