Overview

This online training course is a high level introduction to Python, a dynamic language popular for web development, IT security, big data, science, and scripting. This Python online training course covers setting up your computer to utilize Python, creating programs, string operations, tuple operations, input and output collection and manipulation, connecting to a database and executing queries, Python threading, and more!

Course Instructor: Edem Francios

Course Outline

01. Introduction

  • What is Python?
  • Where can Python be used?
  • What this course offers

02. Installing and Configuring Python

  • Python 2 or Python 3
  • Installing Python
  • Adding Python to the PATH
  • Python in Interactive mode (terminal)

03. Hello World!

  • Hello World program in python command line
  • Basic syntax rules
  • Saving program to a file, and executing with python

04. Variables

  • Variable Assignments
  • Legal and Illegal variable naming conventions.

05. Data Types

  • Strings
  • Integers
  • Float
  • Boolean

06. Checking Datatypes

  • Type function

07. Strings

  • Accessing string values
  • Indexing
  • Slicing
  • Formating strings
  • Format method
  • Changing strings
  • Type function
  • String specific operators
  • Concatenation
  • Built-in string methods
  • Index()
  • Isupper()
  • Islower()
  • User Input

08. Lists

  • Creating lists
  • Similar to creating variables
  • Accessing list values
  • Indexing
  • Slicing
  • Appending to lists
  • Append()
  • Accessing list values
  • Indexing
  • Matrixes
  • List of lists

09. Tuples

  • Creating tuples
  • Accessing tuple values
  • Updating tuples
  • Removing elements
  • Tuple operations
  • Built-in methods
  • Difference between tuples & list
  • Why use tuple in place of a list?

10. Sets

  • Add
  • Remove
  • Type

11. Basic Operators

  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Relational Comparison
  • Assignment operators
  • Logical operators
  • Bitwise Operators
  • Membership Operators
  • Identity Operators

12. Conditional Flow

  • How the concept of Boolean applies to Conditionals
  • Single if statements
  • Flowchart for simple if statement
  • Nested if statements
  • Flowchart of nested conditional

13. Loops

  • For loops
  • While loops
  • Nesting loops

14. Control Statements

  • Continue
  • Break
  • Pass

15. Exercises

  • Calculator app

16. Dictionaries

  • User input
  • Construction of Dictionaries
  • Curly braces
  • Creating a dictionary
  • Why dictionaries and not tuples and lists
  • Speed
  • Changing dictionary elements
  • Update method
  • Removing dictionary elements
  • Del statement
  • Pop method
  • Key properties
  • More than one entry per key not allowed
  • Keys are immutable
  • Keys are cases sensitive
  • Built-in functions and methods

17. Functions

  • Defining a function
  • Def
  • Calling a function
  • Function()
  • Arguments: Reference vs Value
  • Keyword Arguments.
  • Default Arguments
  • Anonymous functions
  • Lambda functions
  • Return keyword
  • Variable scopes (Global/Local)
  • Range() Function
  • Functions Exercises

18. Modules

  • What is a module
  • Importing a module
  • Module location

19. Date and Time

  • The time module
  • The calendar module
  • TimeTuple
  • Getting current time
  • Getting formatted time

20. Input Output

  • Print to the screen
  • Gathering keyboard input
  • Reading and writing files

21. Exceptions

  • Standard exceptions
  • Raising an exception
  • Catching and handling exceptions
  • Defining custom exceptions

22. Classes and Objects

  • Syntax
  • OOP Terminology
  • Creating classes
  • Instance objects
  • Garbage Collection
  • Inheritance
  • Parent class
  • Child class
  • Overrides

23. GUI

  • GUI concepts
  • Popular GUI libraries and toolkits
  • Tkinter
  • Build a GUI

24. Capstone Project: Building a Complete App

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • Setting up a computer to utilize the Python technology
    • Create programs and learn various syntactical rules
    • How to assign variable values and about the different types of variables that Python supports
    • Various string operations
    • List operations
    • Tuple operations
    • Available operations for dealing with numbers in Python
    • Pythonic operators
    • How to use if statements to execute code conditionally
    • Using and controlling standard looping ability in Python
    • Use of the dictionary data structure
    • Time manipulation and formatting
    • Define, use, and return functions
    • Python modules in your application
    • Input/Output collection and manipulation
    • Defining, raising and handling exceptions
    • Classing and object oriented terminology
    • Regular expressions matching and searching
    • Types of sockets and their respective options
    • Python threading and how to use it in code
    • GUI abilities, specifically the provided tkInter