Introduction to Python (DTAE7030P001)


Introduction to Python


This four-day course 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. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting. This is a hands-on programming class.

All concepts are reinforced by informal practice during the lecture followed by graduated lab exercises. Python Programming is a practical introduction to a working programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar. Students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

Who Should Attend?

Users who want to learn Python and use it for application development, system administration, or just to automate tasks in a simple, yet powerful way.




Working/user level knowledge of an operating system such as Linux, Windows, or MacOS. Basic skill with at least one other programming language is desirable.




2.8 CEU's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will be able to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Python
  • Access Python documentation and resources effectively
  • Set up and work in the Python environment

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Course Outline:

About this Course

  • Welcome
  • Classroom etiquette
  • Course outline
  • Student files
  • Extracting the student files
  • Examples
  • Lab exercises
  • Appendices

An Overview of Python

  • What is Python?
  • The Birth of Python
  • Python Timeline
  • About Interpreted Languages
  • Advantages of Python
  • Disadvantages of Python
  • How to Get Python
  • How to Get Python?
  • The end of 2.x
  • Getting Help
  • Pydoc
  • Using Pydoc

The Python Environment

  • Starting Python
  • If the Interpreter is Not in Your PATHs
  • Using the Interpreter
  • Trying Out a Few Commands
  • The help() Command
  • Running a Python Script\
  • Python Scripts on Unix
  • Python Scripts on Windows

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