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MPP On-Demand: Introduction to Python for Data Science (DAT208x) Course Outline

 (3 days)

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It features hands-on labs so you can practice new skills at your workstation. Other parts of the course include video lectures that you can view on-the-go from your phone or tablet. In all cases, customers must call us directly to register this class at 800-288-8221.

MPP On-Demand Series
This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Series, MPP: Data Science Track and MPP: Artificial Intelligence Track. It can be taken individually or as part of either 9-course series, plus a capstone project. You will need to purchase a validated certificate to get credit for this class as part of the MPP. Request the certificate at time of registration.

On-Demand Learner Profiles
MPP On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, MPP On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need traditional 5-day classes to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, MPP On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

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Learn the basics of Python, including simple arithmetic operations, variables, and data structures. Explore Python functions and control flow, and create your own visualizations based on real data.

This Microsoft authorized class is an online elearning course that should take between 12 to 24 hours of effort, depending on your background.

Course Outline

Python Basics
Hello Python!
Lab: Hello Python!
Variables and Types
Lab: Variables and Types

List - A Data Structure
Python Lists
Lab: Python Lists
Subsetting Lists
Lab: Subsetting Lists
Manipulating Lists
Lab: Manipulating Lists

Functions and Packages
Lab: Functions
Lab: Methods
Lab: Packages

Lab: Numpy
2D Numpy Arrays
Lab: 2D Numpy Arrays
Basic Statistics with Numpy
Lab: Basic Statistics with Numpy

Plotting with Matplotlib
Basic Plot with matplotlib
Lab: Basic Plot with matplotlib
Lab: Histograms
Lab: Customization

Control Flow and Pandas
Boolean Logic and Control Flow
Lab: Boolean Logic and Control Flow
Lab: Pandas

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