Introduction to Python Training

Course 1905

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 17 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • Level: Foundation
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Interested in learning how to write code and develop apps in Python?

In this Introduction to Python course, you will learn how to use Python’s features, standard library modules, and third-party software packages.

Introduction to Python Training Delivery Methods

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Introduction to Python Training Course Information

In this Python course, you will learn how to:

  • Rapidly develop feature-rich applications using Python's built-in statements, functions, and collection types.
  • Structure code with classes, modules, and packages that leverage object-oriented features.
  • Create multiple data accessors to manage various data storage formats.
  • Access additional features with library modules and packages.


  • Experience with another procedural or object-oriented programming language, such as C, C++, Java, VB .NET, or SQL
  • Familiarity with concepts, such as variables, loops, and branches with some experience using a text editor to edit program code

Introduction to Python Instructor-Led Course Outline

In this module, you learn about:

  • Enter statements into the Python Console
  • Identify and access documentation

In this module, you learn about:

  • Define an object and a type
  • Assign objects to variables
  • Employ arithmetic operators
  • Use string operations and methods
  • Index and slice strings
  • Make decisions using the if statement

In this module, you learn about:

  • Learn about lists, tuples, dictionaries and sets
  • Create and modify list operators and methods
  • Index and slice lists and tuples
  • Create and process dictionaries using functions and methods
  • Perform set arithmetic
  • Test for membership in a collection
  • Iterate using for and while loops
  • Apply list comprehensions

In this module, you learn about: 

  • Create functions
  • Call functions using positional and keyword argument passing
  • Handle unlimited numbers of keyword or positional arguments
  • Return values from functions
  • Know the 4 levels of scope
  • Create and call lambda functions

In this module, you learn about:

  • Define classes
  • Add attributes using the constructor method
  • Add additional methods to objects
  • Access class attributes
  • Leverage inheritance

In this module, you learn about:

  • Import additional modules
  • Access attributes from another namespace
  • Inspect the current namespace
  • Test the __name__ attributes
  • Access modules from the standard library
  • Navigate package contents

In this module, you learn about:

  • Handle exceptions raised by Python
  • Raise exceptions
  • Open, close, read and write to files
  • Iterate through a file
  • Leverage the context manager to open and close files
  • Define the 3 standard streams

In this module, you learn about:

  • Describe a relational database
  • Describe the steps to access a database from a Python program
  • Create a database connection
  • Interact with the database through a cursor
  • Execute SQL statements using a cursor

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Introduction to Python Training Course FAQs

This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications:

Once you complete the Introduction to Python course, you’ll have access to a preconfigured virtual machine where you can redo your tests, develop and test code, and experiment with software you used during your training.

Python developers write the code necessary to develop applications using Python's built-in statements, functions, and collection types. Python is also a very popular language for data analytics.

There are many pathways to becoming a Python programmer, but the skills required typically include a firm understanding of object-oriented programming and experience in developing applications with Python.

Yes, this course, combined with some personal reading on recursion and Python’s exception hierarchy, will help you prepare for the PCEP exam.

The Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (PCEP) certification is a certification program designed to demonstrate an individual's competency in basic Python programming concepts. The certification is intended for entry-level programmers who have a fundamental understanding of Python and want to document their knowledge and skills in the language.

Yes! By obtaining the PCEP certification, individuals can demonstrate their knowledge of Python and ability to write clean, efficient, and effective code. This can help them stand out from other candidates when applying for entry-level programming jobs and can also help them advance their careers by showing employers that they have an understanding of the Python programming language basics.

This course prepares you quite well (roughly 90%) for the PCEP exam but not sufficiently for the PCAP.  Passing the PCAP exam requires Python fluency in many advanced techniques and concepts, some achievable only through personal research, practice, and coding experience.

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