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(4263) Mastering Python Programming

Code: 4263 v08-05-21
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Tuition (USD): $2395
Length: 5Days

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Location: Date Guaranteed to Run:
Live Virtual, US 02/14/2022
Live Virtual, US 03/14/2022
Live Virtual, US 04/18/2022
Live Virtual, US 05/16/2022
Live Virtual, US 06/13/2022
Live Virtual, US 07/18/2022
Live Virtual, US 08/15/2022
Live Virtual, US 09/19/2022
Live Virtual, US 10/17/2022
Live Virtual, US 11/14/2022
Live Virtual, US 12/12/2022

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Skills Gained:
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 Use lesser known but powerful Python data types Create "real-world", professional Python applications Work with dates, times, and calendars 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
Who Should Attend?
This in an introductory-level Python course geared for experienced users who want to use Python in web development projects, or 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. Basic familiarity with any programming or scripting language would be helpful, along with a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows.
Prerequisites:
  • Before attending this course, you should have:
  • Basic familiarity with Python
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows
What You Will Learn:
  • Session 1 -- An overview of Python
  • What is python
  • Python Timeline
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
  • Getting help with pydoc
  • Session 2 -- The Python Environment
  • Starting Python
  • Using the interpreter
  • Running a Python script
  • Python scripts on Unix/Windows
  • Editors and IDEs
  • Session 3 -- Getting Started
  • Using variables
  • Builtin functions
  • Strings
  • Numbers
  • Converting among types
  • Writing to the screen
  • Command line parameters
  • Session 4 -- Flow Control
  • About flow control
  • White space
  • Conditional expressions
  • Relational and Boolean operators
  • While loops
  • Alternate loop exits
  • Session 5 – 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
  • Session 6 -- Working with files
  • File overview
  • Opening a text file
  • Reading a text file
  • Writing to a text file
  • Reading and writing raw (binary) data
  • Converting binary data with struct
  • Session 7 -- Dictionaries and Sets
  • About dictionaries
  • Creating dictionaries
  • Iterating through a dictionary
  • About sets
  • Creating sets
  • Working with sets
  • Session 8 – Functions
  • Defining functions
  • Parameters
  • Global and local scope
  • Nested functions
  • Returning values
  • Session 9 – Sorting
  • The sorted() function
  • Alternate keys
  • Lambda functions
  • Sorting collections
  • Using operator.itemgetter()
  • Reverse sorting
  • Session 10 -- Errors and Exception Handling
  • Syntax errors
  • Exceptions
  • Using try/catch/else/finally
  • Handling multiple exceptions
  • Ignoring exceptions
  • Session 11 – Modules and Packages
  • The import statement
  • Module search path
  • Creating Modules
  • Using packages
  • Function and Module aliases
  • Session 12 – Classes
  • About o-o programming
  • Defining classes
  • Constructors
  • Methods
  • Instance data
  • Properties
  • Class methods and data
  • Session 13 -- Regular Expressions
  • RE syntax overview
  • RE Objects
  • Searching and matching
  • Compilation flags
  • Groups and special groups
  • Replacing text
  • Splitting strings
  • Session 14 – The standard library
  • The sys module
  • Launching external programs
  • Math functions
  • Random numbers
  • Reading CSV data
  • Session 15 – Dates and times
  • Working with dates and times
  • Translating timestamps
  • Parsing dates from text
  • Formatting dates
  • Calendar data
  • Session 16 – Working with the file system
  • Paths, directories, and filenames
  • Checking for existence
  • Permissions and other file attributes
  • Walking directory trees
  • Creating filters with fileinput
  • Using shutil for file operations
  • Session 17 – Advanced data handling
  • Defaultdict and Counter
  • Prettyprinting data structures
  • Compressed archives (zip, gzip, tar, etc.)
  • Persistent data
  • Session 18 – Network programming
  • Using requests
  • Grabbing web content
  • Sending email
  • Using SSH for remote access
  • Using FTP
  • Session 19 – Writing real-life applications
  • Reading input files a la Unix
  • Parsing command-line options
  • Detecting the current platform
  • Implementing logging
  • This course is approximately 50% hands-on lab to 50% lecture ratio, combining engaging lecture, demos, group activities and discussions with machine-based practical programming labs and exercises. Student machines are required.
Course Info:
This course leads you from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and the extensive functionality of Python modules. Emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of working with the programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar. At the conclusion, you will be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

Follow-On Courses:
(4264) Next-Level Python Programming (with Advanced Python Topics)

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