Introduction to Python Programming Basics

Hands-on Python Journey: JumpStart Your Python Basic Scripting Skills for Any Role

TTPS4800

Introductory

3 Days

Course Overview

Python is one of the most versatile, popular programming languages in use today. You can leverage Python in almost every industry, in a wide array of applications from system administration to machine learning, from automation to web services, from data analysis to visual effects. Compared to other programming languages, Python is relatively easier to learn and use, providing a wide variety of opportunities for students of all skill levels and roles.

A core component of our Python Journey skills-immersion series, Introduction to Python Programming Basics is a highly-rated, hands-on training course that has provided thousands of students with the skills required to quickly and easily put Python to work in their job, task or project. 

This three-day, jumpstart-style course will give you the foundation needed to program in Python. It covers programming basics such as flow control and data structures. It also tackles topics that are more unique to Python such as how to handle errors and exceptions, defining functions, and the basics of defining a Python class. This course provides an excellent start for users new to Python, enabling them to use their new skills immediately and providing the broad foundation for continued Python learning in their particular industry. This course combines expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" experience into every classroom.  Throughout the hands-on course, you’ll learn to write essential Python scripts using the most current and efficient skills, best practices and techniques. 

Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, you’ll learn to:

  • Create working Python scripts following best practices
  • Use python data types appropriately
  • Read and write files with both text and binary data
  • Search and replace text with regular expressions
  • Get familiar with the standard library and its work-saving modules
  • Use lesser known but powerful Python data types
  • Create "real-world", professional Python applications
  • Work with dates, times, and calendars
  • Know when to use collections such as lists, dictionaries, and sets
  • Understand Pythonic features such as comprehensions and iterators
  • Write robust code using exception handling

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 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.

Course Objectives

This course combines expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" experience into every classroom.  Throughout the hands-on course, you’ll learn to write essential Python scripts using the most current and efficient skills, best practices and techniques. 

Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, you’ll learn to:

  • Create working Python scripts following best practices
  • Use python data types appropriately
  • Read and write files with both text and binary data
  • Search and replace text with regular expressions
  • Get familiar with the standard library and its work-saving modules
  • Use lesser known but powerful Python data types
  • Create "real-world", professional Python applications
  • Work with dates, times, and calendars
  • Know when to use collections such as lists, dictionaries, and sets
  • Understand Pythonic features such as comprehensions and iterators
  • Write robust code using exception handling

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 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.

Course Prerequisites

This basic-level Python course is geared for experienced users who want to use Python in web development projects, or  system administrators and web site administrators who want to use Python to support their server installations, as well as anyone else who wants to automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts. Basic familiarity with any programming or scripting language would be helpful, along with a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows.

Take Instead: We offer other flavors of Python courses for specific needs and audience levels depending on student roles and goals:
•    TTPS4800     Introduction to Python Programming Basics (3 days)
•    TTPS4803    Getting Started with Python for Non-Developers (4 days)
•    TTPS4820    Mastering Python / Practical Python Boot Camp (5 days)
•    TTPS4824    Python for Network / System Administrators (4 days)- introductory level for networking as opposed to web focus
•    TTPS4873    Introduction to Python for Data Science (3 days) – Jumpstart style course with data science focus
•    TTPS4874    Applied Python for Data Science & Engineering (4 days) – introductory level with depth for data focus for engineers
•    TTPS4894    Python for Security Professionals (4 days) – introductory level with security focus

Follow On Courses:  Our Python tracks include a wide variety of courses and learning paths for leveraging intermediate Python for next-level web development, data science / machine learning, networking, task automation, security and other topics. Please see the our Python Journey Training Suite list of courses, or inquire for recommendations based on your specific role and goals.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most. Topics, agenda and labs may adjust during live delivery based on audience interests, skill-level and participation.

  1. Python Quick View
  • What is Python?
  • Python timeline
  • Advantages/disadvantages
  • Installing Python
  • Getting help
  1. The Python Environment
  • Starting Python
  • Using the interpreter
  • Running a Python script
  • Editors and IDEs
  1. Getting Started with Python
  • Using variables
  • Builtin functions
  • String data
  • Numberic data
  • Converting types
  • Console input/output
  • Command line parameters
  1. Flow Control
  • About flow control
  • The if statement
  • Relational and Boolean operators
  • while loops
  • Exiting from loops
  1. Array Types
  • About array types
  • Lists and list methods
  • Tuples
  • Indexing and slicing
  • Iterating through a sequence
  • Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
  • List comprehensions and generators
  1. Working with Files
  • File overview
  • Opening a text file
  • Reading a text file
  • Writing to a text file
  1. Dictionaries and Sets
  • About dictionaries
  • Creating dictionaries
  • Iterating through a dictionary
  • About sets
  • Creating sets
  • Working with sets
  1. Functions
  • Defining functions
  • Returning values
  • Parameters and arguments
  • Variable scope
  1. Sorting
  • The sorted() function
  • Custom sort keys
  • Lambda functions
  • Sorting in reverse
  • Using min() and max()
  1. Errors and Exception Handling
  • Exceptions
  • Using try/catch/else/finally
  • Handling multiple exceptions
  • Ignoring exceptions
  1. Modules and Packages
  • Creating Modules
  • The import statement
  • Module search path
  • Using packages
  • Function and module aliases
  1. Getting Started with Object Oriented Programming and Classes
  • About object-oriented programming
  • Defining classes
  • Constructors
  • Understanding self
  • Properties
  • Instance Methods and data
  • Class methods and data
  • Inheritance

Trivera’s AfterCourseExtras

  • Additional Resources & Support
  • Practicing Your Skills: Hands-on Python Journey

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each participant will receive a digital Student Guide and/or Course Notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions (as applicable), diagrams and related reference materials and resource links. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.

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