Course Description

This three-day Python 3 Programming Introduction training course introduces students to the Python programming language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to write non-trivial Python programs dealing with a wide variety of subject matter domains. Topics include:

  • language components,
  • the IDLE environment,
  • control flow constructs,
  • strings,
  • I/O,
  • collections,
  • classes,
  • modules,
  • regular expressions.

The course is supplemented with many hands on labs using either Linux or Windows.

Pre-requisites

Students should have some experience with at least one programming language, such as C, C++, Java, Perl, Ruby, VB or anything equivalent.

Who is this course for?

For Software Developers, System Administrators, Software Testers, and Users who need to work with with the Python programming language.

Further Training

After some further on-the-job experience with the Python language, we recommend students attend our
Python 3 Programming Advanced course to gain higher-level skills in the usage of Python.

Course content

An Introduction to Python
A Brief History of Python
Python Versions
Installing Python
Environment Variables
Executing Python from the Command Line
IDLE
Editing Python Files
Python Documentation
Getting Help
Dynamic Types
Python Reserved Words
Naming Conventions
Basic Python Syntax
Basic Syntax
Comments
String Values
String Methods
The format Method
String Operators
Numeric Data Types
Conversion Functions
Simple Input and Output
The % Method
The print Function
Language Components
Indenting Requirements
The if Statement
Relational Operators
Logical Operators
Bit Wise Operators
The while Loop
break and continue
The for Loop
Collections
Collections
Lists
Tuples
Sets
Dictionaries
Sorting Dictionaries
Copying Collections
Functions
Defining Your Own Functions
Parameters
Function Documentation
Keyword and Optional Parameters
Passing Collections to a Function
Variable Number of Arguments
Scope
Functions – “First Class Citizens”
Passing Functions to a Function
Mapping Functions in a Dictionary
Lambda
Inner Functions
Closures
Modules
Modules
Standard Modules – sys
Standard Modules – math
Standard Modules – time
The dir Function
Exceptions
Errors
Run Time Errors
The Exception Model
Exception Hierarchy
Handling Multiple Exceptions
raise
assert
Writing Your Own Exception Classes
Input and Output
Data Streams
Creating Your Own Data Streams
Access Modes
Writing Data to a File
Reading Data From a File
Additional File Methods
Using Pipes as Data Streams
Handling IO Exceptions
Working with Directories
Metadata
The pickle Module
Classes in Python
Classes in Python
Principles of Object Orientation
Creating Classes
Instance Methods
File Organization
Special Methods
Class Variables
Inheritance
Polymorphism
Type Identification
Custom Exception Classes
Regular Expressions
Simple Character Matches
Special Characters
Character Classes
Quantifiers
The Dot Character
Greedy Matches
Grouping
Matching at Beginning or End
Match Objects
Substituting
Splitting a String
Compiling Regular Expressions
Flags