Beginning Python Training

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Course Description

This three-day course provides the student with the knowledge to create and run Python scripts that include Python-specific data structures, function, modules, and classes.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1190 (US)


Basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills

Course Outline


Meet Python
Origin of Python
Where to Get Python
Invoking Python
Other Python Implementation
Python Resources

Handling Numbers and Strings
Numeric Data
Using Numbers
String Data
Using Strings

Variables and Data Structures
Numeric and String Variables
Additional Resources

Flow Control
Controlling the Flow
The (if) Statement
The (while) Statement
The (for) Statement
The range() Function and Loops
Other Statements with Loops

Conditional Expressions
Conditions and Conditional Expressions
Numeric Comparisons and Conditions
Comparing Strings
Complex Conditions

Basic Input and Output
Reading Input
Simple Output
Formatted Output

Creating Functions
Invoking Functions
Returning Values from Functions
Passing Parameters
More About Function Arguments
Scope of Variables
Lambda Functions

Using Modules
What are Modules?
Creating Modules
Using Modules
More About Modules
Compiled Modules
Standard Modules

An Introduction to Classes
What is a Class?
Defining a Class
Defining Class and Instance Attributes
Defining Methods
Instantiating a Class

Regular Expressions
Pattern Matching vs. Wildcards
Compiling Regular Expressions
Matching vs. Searching
Regular Expressions: Metacharacters
The Problem with \
Special Backslash Sequences
Using MatchObject
Additional Regular Expression Operation
Additional Resources

File Handles and File-like Objects
Opening and Closing Files
Reading from Files
Writing to Files
Moving Around in Files
The pickle Module

Errors and Exceptions
Errors, Exceptions, and Warnings
Raising an Exception
User Defined Exceptions
Catching and Handling Exceptions

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