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Python Developer

Whether you’re new to programming or just want to learn a new language, this in-depth program will teach you the ins and outs of Python programming.

In this online training program, you will start out learning the basics of programming in Python. The introductory section teaches you how Python works and what it’s good for. You will also gain an understanding of Python’s place in the wider programming world. The course gets you coding quickly after starting the course.

The course then moves on to advanced methods where you’ll learn how to work with iPhone Notebook, the Collections Module, regular expressions, databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML. Also in this section, you will learn advanced sorting, how to write object-oriented code in Python, and how to test and debug your Python code. In the last section, you will get a rapid introduction to NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib, which are Python libraries.

This course prepares you for an entry-level job as a Python programmer or will enhance the programming skills of current programmers new to the Python language.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Fee $995
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac OS X. It is compatible with the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and later operating systems and with the latest versions of any of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

NOTE: If you are taking an Online Instructor Led course, dual monitors are helpful but NOT required.

Our Introduction to Python course uses IDLE, a simple Python IDE/editor that comes bundled with Python. All you need for class is to have Python 3.3 or later installed and to download the class files.

Check if you have Python 3 installed

To check if you have Python already installed:

  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Type "Python -V" (note there is a space before the capital V) and press the ENTER/RETURN key.
  3. If Python is installed, you will get a response telling you what version you have. If you have version 3.3 or later, you are all set for class.
  4. If you do not have Python or have an older version, follow the instructions below to install Python 3.4.

Install Python 3.4

Option 1: Install Anaconda (recommended)

  1. Go to the Anaconda download page.
  2. Next to CHOOSE YOUR INSTALLER, click on your operating system.
  3. Click on the I WANT PYTHON 3.4 link.
  4. Click on the link button that ends with "Python 3.4 Graphical Installer". Be sure to get Python 3.4 and not Python 2.7 (unless your company is taking a private Python 2 class)!
  5. Follow the installation instructions.

Option 2: Install Python only

  1. Go to the Python download page.
  2. The web page should identify your operating system automatically. If it does not, select your operating system.
  3. Click the "Download Python 3.4.x" link to download the Python installer.
  4. Run the installer.

Test your installation by opening a command prompt and typing "python"

Prerequistes

None, though some prior programming language knowledge is helpful.

Instructor Bio

Roger Sakowski has over 35 years of experience in technical training, programming, data management, network administration, and technical writing for companies such as NASA, Sun Microsystems, Bell Labs, GTE, GE, and Lucent among other Fortune 100 companies.

Roger has been an instructor for Webucator for 6 years and previously trained for other prominent technical training companies.

Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.

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