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Python Training

Course Duration: 5 Days

This Course Covers Version(s): Python version 3


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In this Python Training course, students will explore a wide variety of topics related to the Python language, from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features. 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 core Python and web development skills beyond an intermediate level, coupling the most current, effective techniques with best practices.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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 Python features such as comprehensions and iterators
  • Write robust code using exception handling
  1. AN OVERVIEW OF PYTHON
    • What is python?
    • An overview of Python
    • Python Timeline
    • Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
    • Getting help with pydoc
  2. THE PYTHON ENVIRONMENT
    • Starting Python
    • Using the interpreter
    • Running a Python script
    • Python scripts on Unix/Windows
    • Editors and IDEs
  3. GETTING STARTED
    • Using variables
    • Built-in functions
    • Strings
    • Numbers
    • Converting among types
    • Writing to the screen
    • Command line parameters
  4. FLOW CONTROL
    • About flow control
    • White space
    • Conditional expressions
    • Relational and Boolean operators
    • While loops
    • Alternate loop exits
  5. SEQUENCES
    • About sequences
    • Lists and list methods
    • Tuples
    • Indexing and slicing
    • Iterating through a sequence
    • Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
    • List comprehensions
    • Generator Expressions
    • Nested sequences
  6. WORKING WITH FILES
    • File overview
    • Opening a text file
    • Reading a text file
    • Writing to a text file
    • Reading and writing raw (binary) data
    • Converting binary data with struct
  7. DICTIONARIES AND SETS
    • About dictionaries
    • Creating dictionaries
    • Iterating through a dictionary
    • About sets
    • Creating sets
    • Working with sets
  8. FUNCTIONS
    • Defining functions
    • Parameters
    • Global and local scope
    • Nested functions
    • Returning values
  9. SORTING
    • The sorted() function
    • Alternate keys
    • Lambda functions
    • Sorting collections
    • Using operator.itemgetter()
    • Reverse sorting
  10. ERRORS AND EXCEPTION HANDLING
    • Syntax errors
    • Exceptions
    • Using try/catch/else/finally
    • Handling multiple exceptions
    • Ignoring exceptions
  11. MODULES AND PACKAGES
    • The import statement
    • Module search path
    • Creating Modules
    • Using packages
    • Function and Module aliases
  12. CLASSES
    • About o-o programming
    • Defining classes
    • Constructors
    • Methods
    • Instance data
    • Properties
    • Class methods and data
  13. REGULAR EXPRESSIONS
    • RE syntax overview
    • RE Objects
    • Searching and matching
    • Compilation flags
    • Groups and special groups
    • Replacing text
    • Splitting strings
  14. THE STANDARD LIBRARY
    • The sys module
    • Launching external programs
    • Math functions
    • Random numbers
    • The string module
    • Reading CSV data
  15. DATES AND TIMES
    • Working with dates and times
    • Translating timestamps
    • Parsing dates from text
    • Formatting dates
    • Calendar data
  16. WORKING WITH THE FILE SYSTEM
    • Paths, directories, and filenames
    • Checking for existence
    • Permissions and other file attributes
    • Walking directory trees
    • Creating filters with fileinput
    • Using shutil for file operations
  17. ADVANCED DATA HANDLING
    • Defaultdict and Counter
    • Prettyprinting data structures
    • Compressed archives (zip, gzip, tar, etc.)
    • Persistent data
  18. NETWORK SERVICES
    • Grabbing web content
    • Sending email
    • Using SSH for remote access
    • Using FTP
  19. WRITING REAL-LIFE APPLICATIONS
    • Parsing command-line options
    • Detecting the current platform
    • Trapping signals
    • Implementing logging

Some familiarity with a programming language is helpful in this course.

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