Course Overview

Geared for experienced Python programmers, Advanced Python Programming is a practical, hands-on Python training course that thoroughly explores intermediate to advanced level topics and skills, teaching students how to Leverage OS services, Code graphical interfaces for applications, Create modules, Create and run unit tests, Define classes, Interact with network services, Query databases, Process XML data and much more.  This comprehensive, practical course provides an in-depth exploration of working with the programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar.

Throughout the course attendees will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. This course is “skills-centric”, designed to train attendees in essential, advanced Python and web development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest coding practices.

Note: In order to provide the broadest range of courses and class dates for this class, this course may be taught by either Wintellect or one of our training Partners.

Key Learning Areas

  • Leverage OS services
  • Code graphical interfaces for applications
  • Create modules
  • Create and run unit tests
  • Define classes
  • Interact with network services
  • Query databases
  • Process XML data

Course Outline

  • Python Refresher
  • OS Services
  • Pythonic Programming
  • Modules and Packages
  • Classes
  • Metaprogramming
  • Programmer Tools
  • Distributing Modules
  • Database Access
  • GUI Programming with PyQT4
  • Network Programming
  • Threads
  • XML and JSON
  • Extending Python
  • Subprocesses

Who Benefits

Experienced Python programmers, focused on Enterprise Development.

This course is appropriate for advanced users, 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.

Prerequisites

Attendees should have basic development experience in any programming language, along with a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows.