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Introduction to Python Programming for Non-Programmers
In this live, instructor-led training course, students without a programming background will learn to program in Python.
This is an introductory Python programming course which provides a strong foundation that would allow students to further their skills with additional education. The course begins with an overview of Python and quickly has students building simple applications. Python syntax, including function and module design is considered. File consumption and exception handling are also included early in the class. In addition, there is an examination of using different data types.
After completing this course, you will be able to:• Understand the different types of Python applications• Recognize source code for a console application• Use the interactive shell• Manage source files• Fix both syntax and runtime errors• Compile and run a program• Code statements, add comments, and organize code into functions• Name and assign values to variables• Author expressions• Include special characters• Use predefined Python functions• Use relational and logical operators• Code and nest if statements• Use loops• Create and call functions• Provide arguments for functions• Use standard modules• Plan functions in a program with hierarchy charts• Gain techniques for debugging more easily, including setting breakpoints• Create, sort, and use lists of one or multiple dimensions• Create and use tuples• Read, write, and manage files – both text and binary• Work, in great detail, with various string, numeric, and date/time types
An introduction to Python· Introduction to Python· How to use IDLE to develop programsHow to write your first program· Basic coding skills· How to work with data types and variables· How to work with numeric data· How to work with string data· How to use five of the Python functionsHow to code control statements· How to code boolean expressions· How to code the selection structure· How to use the iteration structureHow to define and use functions and modules· How to define and use functions· More skills for defining and using functions· How to create and use modules· How to use standard modules· How to plan the functions of a programHow to test and debug a program· An introduction to testing and debugging· Four techniques for testing and debugging· How to use the IDLE debuggerHow to work with lists and tuples· Basic skills for working with lists· How to work with a list of lists· More skills for working with lists· How to work with tuples
How to work with file I/0· An introduction to file I/O· How to use text files· How to use CSV files· How to use binary filesHow to handle exceptions· How to handle a single exception· How to handle multiple exceptionsHow to work with numbers· Basic skills for working with numbers· How to format numbers· How to work with decimal numbersHow to work with strings· Basic skills for working with strings· How to split and join stringsHow to work with dates and times· How to get started with dates and times· More skills for working with dates and times
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using PythonCertified Associate In Python Programming Certification
Before attending this course, it is recommended that you have:• Basic computer navigation skills• Prior programming experience is NOT necessary, but it can help to put these topics in perspective
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