Introduction to Python
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This introduction to Python online course will teach you the basics of Python programming.
Python is developed under an OSI-approved open source license, making it freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use. Python is a general-purpose programming language. Created nearly 30 years ago, it is now one of the most popular languages out there to use. Its popularity is particularly important in the data science and machine learning fields. But it is also a language that is easy to learn, and that is why it has become the language most taught in universities.
Python interpreters are available for the main operating systems as well (Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Android, iOS, BSD, etc.) so it’s very flexible in where it is used. Python has a simple syntax that makes it suitable for learning to program as a first language. The learning curve is smoother than other languages such as Java, which quickly requires learning about Object Oriented Programming or C/C++ that require understanding pointers. Still, it’s possible to learn about OOP or functional programming in Python when the time comes.
What is Python used for?
Python is commonly used for developing websites and software, task automation, data analysis, and data visualization. Since it’s relatively easy to learn, Python has been adopted by many non-programmers such as accountants and scientists, for a variety of everyday tasks, like organising finances.
Why is Python so popular?
Python is popular for a number of reasons. Here’s a deeper look at what makes it so versatile and easy to use for coders.
- It has a simple syntax that mimics natural language, so it’s easier to read and understand. This makes it quicker to build projects, and faster to improve on them.
- It’s versatile. Python can be used for many different tasks, from web development to machine learning.
- It’s beginner friendly, making it popular for entry-level coders.
- It’s open source, which means it’s free to use and distribute, even for commercial purposes.
Python’s archive of modules and libraries—bundles of code that third-party users have created to expand Python’s capabilities—is vast and growing. Python has a large and active community that contributes to Python’s pool of modules and libraries, and acts as a helpful resource for other programmers. The vast support community means that if coders run into a stumbling block, finding a solution is relatively easy; somebody is bound to have run into the same problem before.
Who is the Introduction to Python Course Suitable For
This Introduction to Python course is suitable for:
- Anyone wanting to get into programming.
- Students and professionals looking to enhance their programming skills or learn their first language.
- Professionals wanting to expand their skillsets and learn the fundamentals of this fast growing language.
What's Included in the Introduction to Python Course?
12 Months Unlimited Access
Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.
- Getting Started with Python
- Working with Primitive Data Types
- Working with Multiple Assignment Statements
- Convert Types in Python
- Creating Lists
- Modifying Lists
- Sorting and Reversing Lists
- Slicing Lists
- Working With Operators
- Determining Operator Precedence
- Working with IF Statements
- Working with For Loops
- Working with While Loops
- Nesting for Loops
- Reading Files
- More on Files
- Merging Emails
- Reading Console Inputs and Formatting Outputs
- Reading Command Line Argument
- Defining Functions
- Using Default Argument
- Using Keyword and Positional Arguments
- Handling Exceptions
- Using Math and random Modules
- Displaying Daytime Working Directory and FileMetadata
- Alphabetic Order
- Area of a Triangle
- Find Largest
- Multiplication Table
- Random Word
- Rock Paper Scissors
- Roll the Dice
Where is Python Used?
- Web Development, using the frameworks Django, Flask, Pylons
- Data Science and Visualisation using Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib
- Machine learning with Tensorflow and Scikit-learn
- Desktop applications with PyQt, Gtk, wxWidgets and many more
- Mobile applications using Kivy or BeeWare
- Education: Python is a great language to learn to program
Assessment / Exam
You'll sit an online exam. We provide interactive quizzes after each module to ensure you're fully prepared for the real thing. Once you've passed with at least 80%, you'll be awarded your certificate.
This Introduction to Python course has no formal entry requirements, and is designed to give you real-world knowledge that you can put to use from day one. It's highly flexible, so you can set your own timetable and study at your own pace.
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- Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
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How Much Can a Python Developer Earn?
According to indeed the average salary for a Python Developer is £78,053 per year, which is 23% above the national average.
On this introduction to python online course we go over concepts like loops, variables, operators, syntax and coding practices. With each module, we will build upon your knowledge from the previous module. This reinforces all the concepts along the way and at the end of some modules you will work on exercises to prove to yourself you can do this.
After taking this course you will be ready to move on to a more advanced Python programming course allowing you to build on the foundation this course provides. You will be making more sophisticated and more robust programs in no time using your new skills.
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