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 students 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.

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 in an intermediate and beyond level Python course geared for students experienced with Python who want to use Python in web development projects or automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts.

Prerequisites

Basic incoming practical experience working with Python is required, along with a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows.  This course does not cover Python fundamentals.