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Instructor-Led Training
Mastering Python Programming (with Advanced Topics)

Python has gained more and more popularity with programmers as it allows you to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in many other languages. Take your Python mastery to the next level with this advanced, hands-on course.

5 day course

Language: Python

Overview

During this course, students will be led through a series of progressively advanced Python topics, with each topic consisting of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. The content is “skills-centric,” designed to train attendees in essential Python and web development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with best practices. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting.  This comprehensive, practical course provides an in-depth exploration of working with the programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar.  

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

  • 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

Course Outline

  • Running Python Scripts
  • Getting Started
  • Flow Control
  • Sequence Data
  • Defining Functions
  • Working with Files
  • Dictionaries and Sets
  • Errors and Exception Handling
  • Using Modules
  • Regular Expressions
  • Highlights of the Standard Library
  • Introduction to Python Classes
  • Real-life programming
  • Special data types
  • Network services
  • Dates and times

Who Benefits

Geared for experienced users, Mastering Python Programming is a practical, hands-on Python training course that leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of Python modules. Students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

Prerequisites

This course is appropriate for advanced users, system administrators and website 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.  Students should already have a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows. While not required, basic skills with at least one other programming language will be helpful.

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