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Python Developer

Whether you're new to programming or just want to learn a new language, this in-depth course will teach you the ins and outs of Python programming. You will learn all about Python programming in this comprehensive course that covers introductory through advanced methods of Python and get coding quickly.

Start by learning the basics of programming in Python including how it works and what it's good for. You will also gain an understanding of Python's place in the wider programming world. Then move on to more advanced methods where you'll learn how to work with iPhone Notebook, the Collections Module, regular expressions, databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML. You will also learn advanced sorting, how to write object-oriented code in Python, and how to test and debug your Python code. Finally, you'll get a rapid introduction to NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib, which are Python libraries.

6 Months / 155 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES340

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how Python works and what it's good for
  • Understand Python's place in the world of programming languages
  • Learn to perform math operations with Python
  • Learn to work with Python sequences: lists, arrays, dictionaries, and sets
  • Learn advanced sorting
  • Learn to work with databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML
  • Learn to write object-oriented code in Python
  • Learn to test and debug your Python code
  • Learn about Unicode and text encoding
  • Learn to use NumPy to work with arrays and matrices of numbers
  • Learn to work with pandas to analyze data
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 155 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for an entry-level job as a Python programmer
  • Enhance your programming ability and add a new skill to your resume
  • Become more confident in your ability to use the Python programming language

Outline

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  1. Introduction to Python
  2. Python Basics
    1. Running Python
    2. Hello, World!
    3. Literals
    4. Python Comments
    5. Data Types
    6. Variables
    7. Writing a Python Module
    8. print() Function
    9. Named Arguments
    10. Collecting User Input
    11. Getting Help
  3. Functions and Modules
    1. Defining Functions
    2. Variable Scope
    3. Global Variables
    4. Function Parameters
    5. Returning Values
    6. Importing Modules
  4. Math
    1. Arithmetic Operators
    2. Modulus and Floor Division
    3. Assignment Operators
    4. Built-in Math Functions
    5. The math Module
    6. The random Module
    7. Seeding
  5. Python Strings
    1. Quotation Marks and Special Characters
    2. String Indexing
    3. Slicing Strings
    4. Concatenation and Repetition
    5. Common String Methods
    6. String Formatting
    7. Built-in String Functions
  6. Iterables: Sequences, Dictionaries, and Sets
    1. Definitions
    2. Sequences
    3. Unpacking Sequences
    4. Dictionaries
    5. The len() Function
    6. Sets
    7. *args and **kwargs
  7. Flow Control
    1. Conditional Statements
    2. The is and is not Operators
    3. Python's Ternary Operator
    4. Loops in Python
    5. The enumerate() Function
    6. Generators
    7. List Comprehensions
  8. File Processing
    1. Opening Files
    2. The os and os.path Modules
  9. Exception Handling
    1. Wildcard except Clauses
    2. Getting Information on Exceptions
    3. The else Clause
    4. The finally Clause
    5. Using Exceptions for Flow Control
    6. Exception Hierarchy
  10. Dates and Times
    1. Understanding Time
    2. The time Module
    3. The datetime Module
  11. Running Python Scripts from the Command Line
    1. sys.argv
  12. Introduction to Python Final Exam
  13. Advanced Python
  14. IPython Notebook
    1. Getting Started with IPython Notebook
    2. Creating Your First IPython Notebook
    3. IPython Notebook Modes
    4. Useful Shortcut Keys
    5. Markdown
    6. Magic Commands
    7. Getting Help
  15. Advanced Python Concepts
    1. Advanced List Comprehensions
    2. Collections Module
    3. Mapping and Filtering
    4. Lambda Functions
    5. Advanced Sorting
    6. Unpacking Sequences in Function Calls
    7. Modules and Packages
  16. Regular Expressions
    1. Regular Expression Syntax
    2. Python's Handling of Regular Expressions
  17. Working with Data
    1. Databases
    2. CSV
    3. Getting Data from the Web
    4. HTML
    5. XML
    6. JSON
  18. Classes and Objects
    1. Creating Classes
    2. Attributes, Methods and Properties
    3. Extending Classes
    4. Documenting Classes
    5. Static, Class, Abstract Methods
    6. Decorators
  19. Testing and Debugging
    1. Creating Simulations
    2. Testing for Performance
    3. The unittest Module
  20. Unicode and Encoding
    1. Encoding and Decoding Files in Python
    2. Converting a File from cp1252 to UTF-8
  21. Advanced Python Final Exam
  22. Python Data Analysis with NumPy and pandas
  23. NumPy
    1. One-dimensional Arrays
    2. Multi-dimensional Arrays
    3. Getting Basic Information about an Array
    4. NumPy Arrays Compared to Python Lists
    5. Universal Functions
    6. Modifying Parts of an Array
    7. Adding a Row Vector to All Rows
    8. Random Sampling
  24. Pandas
    1. Series and DataFrames
    2. Accessing Elements from a Series
    3. Series Alignment
    4. Comparing One Series with Another
    5. Element-wise Operations
    6. Creating a DataFrame from NumPy Array
    7. Creating a DataFrame from Series
    8. Creating a DataFrame from a CSVl
    9. Getting Columns and Rows
    10. Cleaning Data
    11. Combining Row and Column Selection
    12. Scalar Data: at[] and iat[]
    13. Boolean Selection
    14. Plotting with matplotlib
  25. Python Data Analysis with NumPy and pandas Final Exam
  26. Python Programmer Final Exam
  27. Python Programmer Final Project

Instructors & Support

Nat Dunn

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course, however prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac.
  • Dual monitors are helpful but not required.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Anaconda (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

This course does not prepare you for a certification but prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Python programmer or will enhance your programming skills.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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