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Python Programming 1

Python is an object oriented rapid development language deployed in many scenarios in the modern world.

This Python Programming 1 course is designed to give delegates the knowledge to develop and maintain Python scripts using the current version (V3) of Python.

There are many similarities between Python V2 and Python V3. The skills gained on this course will allow the delegate to develop their own skills further using  Python V2 or V3 to support the development and maintenance of scripts.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Reading/writing text and binary files
  • Declaring and initialising variables
  • Constructing expressions with all operator types
  • Using conditional statements
  • Using iterative statements
  • Manipulating text using regular expressions
  • Declaring and using modules
  • Using and creating Python objects
  • Using built-in library functions
  • Using lists and dictionaries
  • Interacting with the email system
  • Interacting with databases

Who will the Course Benefit?

Programmers who need to write or maintain scripts in Python.

Learning Objectives

This course aims to provide the delegate with the knowledge to be able to produce Python applications that exploit all core elements of the language including  input/output, variables, expressions, selection and iteration, functions, modules, classes and objects, email, and database operations.

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Familiarity with programming concepts is useful, this knowledge can be obtained by attendance on the Concepts of Programming course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Concepts of Programming

Course Content

Day 1:

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON

  • What is PYTHON and why PYTHON is useful
  • Installing Python
  • The IDLE editor
  • A simple PYTHON Program

Session 2: PYTHON BASICS

  • How to run PYTHON programs on UNIX and Windows platform
  • Lines and Indentation
  • Multiple line Statements
  • Quotation Marks
  • Reserved Words in Python
  • Python Suites
  • Input
  • Output
  • Working with Files
  • Labs

Session 3: PYTHON VARIABLES

  • Assignments
  • Data Types
  • Numbers
  • Strings
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Dictionaries
  • Labs

Session 4: PYTHON OPERATORS

  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Comparison Operators
  • Assignment Operators
  • Bitwise Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • Membership Operators
  • Identity Operators
  • Operator Precedence
  • Labs

Day 2

Session 5: CONDITIONAL AND CONTROL STATEMENTS

  • if elif else constructs
  • while and for Loops
  • Iteration
  • Labs

Session 6: FUNCTIONS

  • Creating Functions
  • Def Statement
  • Calling functions
  • Scoping variables
  • Passing arguments
  • Labs

Session 7: MODULES

  • What is a module
  • Standard modules
  • How to define and code a module
  • Using import
  • Argument passing and return values from a module
  • Labs

Session 8: PATTERN MATCHING

  • The re module
  • How pattern matching works
  • Pattern matching operators
  • Pattern matching special characters
  • Labs Part 1
  • Pattern matching options
  • Pattern substitution
  • Pattern tagging
  • Translation
  • Labs Part 2

Day 3

Session 9: Python OO

  • Why use OO
  • Creating a simple class
  • Inheritance
  • Passing data into a class
  • More complex classes
  • Labs

Session 10: EXCEPTIONS

  • What are exceptions
  • Default Handler
  • catch/try/raise Statements
  • Class Based Exceptions
  • What Not To Do
  • Labs

Session 11: WORKING WITH EMAIL

  • Simple emails
  • HTML Emails
  • Working with Attachments
  • Labs

Session 12: WORKING WITH DATABASES

  • Python and Databases
  • Connecting to MySQL Database
  • Working with tables /Records
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