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Complete Python programming

A 5 day
training course

Complete Python programming training course description

Python is an agile, robust, expressive, fully objectoriented, extensible, and scalable programming language. It combines the power of compiled languages with the simplicity and rapid development of scripting languages. This course covers Python from the very basics of “hello world!” through to object oriented programming and advanced topics such as multi threading. Hands on follows all the major sections in order to reinforce the theory.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Read Python programs.
  • Write Python programs.
  • Debug Python programs.
  • Use Python's objects and memory model as well as its OOP features.

Complete Python programming training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone wishing to learn Python.
5 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall rating:

Customer reviews

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S. Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

Complete Python programming training course contents

Welcome to Python:
What is Python? Origins, features. Downloading and installing Python, Python manuals, comparing Python, other implementations.

Getting started:
Program output, the print statement, "hello world!", Program input, raw_input(), comments, operators, variables and assignment, numbers, strings, lists and tuples, dictionaries, indentation, if statement, while Loop, for loop. range(), list comprehensions. Files, open() and file() built-in functions. Errors and exceptions. Functions, Classes, Modules, useful functions.

Python basics:
Statements and syntax, variable assignment, identifiers, basic style guidelines, memory management, First Python programs, Related modules/developer tools.

Python Objects:
Other built-in types, Internal Types, Standard type operators, Standard type built-in functions, Categorizing standard types, Unsupported types.

Integers, Double precision floating point numbers, Complex numbers, Operators, Built-in and factory functions, Other numeric types.

Sequences: strings, lists, and tuples:
Sequences, Strings, Strings and operators, String-only operators, Built-in functions, String built-in methods, Special features of strings, Unicode, Summary of string highlights, Lists, Operators, Built-in functions, List type built-in methods, Special features of lists, Tuples, Tuple operators and built-in functions, Tuples special features, Copying Python objects and shallow and deep copies.

Mapping and set types:
Mapping Type: dictionaries and operators, Mapping type built-in and factory functions, Mapping type built-in methods, Dictionary keys, Set types, Set type operators, Built-in functions, Set type built-in methods.

Conditionals and loops:
If, else and elif statements, Conditional expressions, while, for, break, continue and pass statements, else statement . . . take two, Iterators and iter(), List comprehensions, Generator expressions.

Files and input/output:
File objects, File built-in functions [open() and file()], File built-in methods and attributes, Standard files, Command-line arguments, File system, File execution, Persistent storage modules.

Errors and exceptions:
What are exceptions? Detecting and handling exceptions, Context management, Exceptions as strings, Raising exceptions, Assertions, Standard exceptions, Creating Exceptions, Why exceptions, Exceptions and the sys module.

Calling, creating and passing functions, formal arguments, variable-length arguments, functional programming, Variable scope, recursion, generators.

Modules and files, Namespaces, Importing modules, Module import features, Module built-in functions, Packages, Other features of modules.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP):
Classes, Class attributes, Instances, Instance attributes, Binding and method invocation, Static methods and class methods, Composition, Sub-classing and derivation, Inheritance, Built-in functions for classes, and other objects, Customizing classes with special methods, Privacy, Delegation, Advanced features of new-style classes (Python 2.2+), Related modules and documentation.

Execution environment:
Callable and code Objects, Executable object statements and built-in functions, Executing other programs. “Restricted” and “Terminating” execution, operating system interface.

Regular expressions:
Special symbols and characters, REs and Python, Regular expressions example.

Network programming:
Sockets: communication endpoints, Network programming in Python, SocketServer module, Twisted framework introduction.

Internet client programming:
What are internet clients? Transferring files, Network news, E-mail.

Multithreaded Programming:
Threads and processes Python, threads, and the global interpreter lock, The thread and threading Modules.

GUI programming:
Tkinter and Python programming, Tkinter Examples, Brief tour of other GUIs.

Web programming:
Web surfing with Python: creating simple web clients, Advanced Web clients, CGI: helping web servers process client data, Building CGI applications, Using Unicode with CGI, Advanced CGI, Web (HTTP) Servers.

Database programming:
Python database application programmer's interface (DB-API), ORMs.

Extending Python by writing extensions, Web Services, programming MS Office with Win32 COM, Python and Java programming with Jython.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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