Introduction to Perl Programming Essentials is an Introductory-level practical, hands-on Perl scripting training course that that guides the students from the basics of writing and running Perl scripts to using more advanced features such as file operations, report writing, the use of regular expressions, working with binary data files, and using the extensive functionality of the standard Perl library. Students will immediately be able to use Perl to complete tasks in the real world.
Course Topics Covered: Throughout the course, students will learn about and explore:
- Executing programs
- Variables and constants
- Conditions and iterations
- Arrays and hashes
- Working with Files
- Output formatting
- References and data structures
- Regular Expressions
- Working with the Operating System
- Shortcuts and Defaults
- Using the Standard Library
Throughout the course students will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. This course is “skills-centric”, designed to train attendees in core Perl and web development skills beyond an intermediate level, coupling the most current, effective techniques with best practices.
Working within in an engaging, hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert web development, PHP practitioner, students will learn to:
- Create a working script that gets input from the command line, the keyboard, or a file
- Use arrays to store and process data from files
- Create formatted reports
- Use regular expressions
- Use the appropriate types of variables and data structures
- Refactor duplicate code into subroutines and modules
- What is available in the standard library
- Use shortcuts and defaults, and what they replace
Need different skills or topics? If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate. We offer additional Perl, Python, web development, data science, machine learning and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.
This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to create applications or modules to automate and simplify common tasks with Perl. Students should already have a working, user-level knowledge of an operating system such as UNIX or Windows. While not mandatory, basic skills with at least one other programming language are desirable.
Student Materials: Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Our courses also include step by step hands-on lab instructions and and solutions, clearly illustrated for users to complete hands-on work in class, and to revisit to review or refresh skills at any time. Students will also receive related (as applicable) project files, code files, data sets and solutions required for the hands-on work.
Classroom Setup Made Simple: Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure your classroom and lab environment is setup, tested and ready to go well in advance of the course delivery date, ensuring a smooth start to class and seamless hands-on experience for your students. We offer several flexible student machine setup options including guided manual set up for simple installation directly on student machines, or cloud based / remote hosted lab solutions where students can log in to a complete separate lab environment minus any installations, or we can supply complete turn-key, pre-loaded equipment to bring ready-to-go student machines to your facility. Please inquire for details, options and pricing