Introduction to Python Programming | Python Programming Basics

Kickstart Basic Python Scripting Skills for Any Role

TTPS4800

Introductory

3 Days

Course Overview

Introduction to Python | Python Programming Basics is a hands-on Python programming course that teaches students the essentials of Python scripting to a foundation level. This course leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of  Python modules. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting.

This course provides an excellent kick start for users new to Python and scripting, enabling them to use basic Python skills on the job in a variety of ways.  Students can apply the course skills to use Python in basic web development projects or automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts. The course also serves as a solid primer course / foundation for continued Python study in support for next level web development with Python, Python for data science / machine learning or Python for systems admin or networking support.

Course Objectives

Skills-Focused, Hands On Learning: This course is about 50% hands-on lab to 50% lecture ratio, combining engaging, informed instructor presentations, demonstrations and discussions with extensive machine-based student labs and practical project work. Throughout the course students will learn to write essential Python scripts using the most current and efficient skills and techniques. 

Working within in an engaging, hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert instructor, students will 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
  • Create "real-world", basic level professional Python applications
  • 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 course provides an excellent kick start for users new to Python and scripting, enabling them to use basic Python skills on the job in a variety of ways.  This course is appropriate for advanced users, 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.

Students can apply the course skills to use Python in basic web development projects or automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts. The course also serves as a solid primer course / foundation for continued Python study in support for next level web development with Python, Python for data science / machine learning or Python for systems admin or networking support.

Basic familiarity with any programming or scripting language would be helpful. Students should have a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows.  

Course Agenda

  1. An overview of Python
  • What is python?
  • Python Timeline
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
  • Getting help with pydoc
  1. The Python Environment
  • Starting Python
  • Using the interpreter
  • Running a Python script
  • Python scripts on Unix/Windows
  • Editors and IDEs
  1. Getting Started
  • Using variables
  • Builtin functions
  • Strings
  • Numbers
  • Converting among types
  • Writing to the screen
  • Command line parameters
  1. Flow Control
  • About flow control
  • White space
  • Conditional expressions
  • Relational and Boolean operators
  • While loops
  • Alternate loop exits
  1. Array types
  • About array types (AKA sequences)
  • Lists and list methods
  • Tuples
  • Indexing and slicing
  • Iterating through a sequence
  • Nested sequences
  • Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
  • List comprehensions
  • Generator Expressions
  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 
  • Global and local scope
  1. Sorting
  • The sorted() function
  • Alternate keys
  • Lambda functions
  • Sorting collections
  • Using operator.itemgetter()
  • Reverse sorting
  1. Errors and Exception Handling
  • Syntax errors
  • Exceptions
  • Using try/catch
  • Handling multiple exceptions
  • Ignoring exceptions
  1. Modules and Packages
  • The import statement
  • Module search path
  • Creating Modules
  • Using packages
  • Function and Module aliases
  1. Classes
  • About o-o programming
  • Defining classes
  • Constructors
  • Methods
  • Instance data
  • Properties
  • Class methods and data

Course Materials

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 the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.

Raise the bar for advancing technology skills

Attend a Class!

Live scheduled classes are listed below or browse our full course catalog anytime

Special Offers

We regulary offer discounts for individuals, groups and corporate teams. Contact us

Custom Team Training

Check out custom training solutions planned around your unique needs and skills.

EveryCourse Extras

Exclusive materials, ongoing support and a free live course refresh with every class.

Attend a Course

Please see the current upcoming available open enrollment course dates posted below. Please feel free to Register Online below, or call 844-475-4559 toll free to connect with our Registrar for assistance. If you need additional date options, please contact us for scheduling.

Course Title Days Date Time Price
Introduction to Python Programming | Python Programming Basics 3 Days Sep 27 to Oct 1 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM EST $1,995.00 Register
Introduction to Python Programming | Python Programming Basics 3 Days Oct 18 to Oct 20 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM EST $1,995.00 Register
Introduction to Python Programming | Python Programming Basics 3 Days Nov 15 to Nov 17 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM EST $1,995.00 Register
Introduction to Python Programming | Python Programming Basics 3 Days Nov 15 to Nov 19 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM EST $1,995.00 Register
Introduction to Python Programming | Python Programming Basics 3 Days Nov 30 to Dec 4 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM EST $1,995.00 Register

See Our Special Offers and Promotions
Trivera offers exclusive promotional offers here at our site that change regularly. Check back often and don’t miss these limited opportunities to learn for less.

See our latest offers and promotions

Learn. Explore. Advance!

Trivera EveryCourse Extras
Extend your training investment! Recorded sessions, free re-sits and after course support included with Every Course
Trivera MiniCamps
Gain the skills you need with less time in the classroom with our short course, live-online hands-on events
Trivera QuickSkills: Free Courses and Webinars
Training on us! Keep your skills current with free live events, courses & webinars
Trivera AfterCourse: Coaching and Support
Expert level after-training support to help organizations put new training skills into practice on the job

The voices of our customers speak volumes

Special Offers
Limited Offer for most courses.

SAVE 50%

Learn More