A Brief Introduction to Python

Learn Programming and Python for Free!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (188 ratings)
7,354 students
1hr 32min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

If Statements
While Loops
For Loops
Writing Files
Reading Files


  • None, this course is targeted towards new programmers


This course is an introduction to programming and Python. It can serve as a good introduction for those who have little to no programming experience and want to learn more about programming with Python. The following topics are covered in the course:

-Installing Python, setting up an IDE (Pycharm), and printing outputs
-Taking user input, and storing data in variables
-Simple mathematical operations
-If statements
-While Loops
-For Loops
-File I/O
-Pip package installer

The course also includes two simple exercises to test your knowledge. I welcome any questions you may have, and I'm excited to have you be a part of my class!

Who this course is for:

  • Students looking to start learning programming
  • Students looking to learn the basics of Python


Software Developer
Scott Cosentino
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,983 Reviews
  • 84,382 Students
  • 7 Courses

Hi, my name is Scott, and I am a developer and teacher who is passionate about learning. I work primarily in software development and computer security. Aside from this, I've taught students a variety of programming-related topics, and I love to inspire students to be passionate about the topics I teach. I have experience in both large class and one on one teaching, so I have the skills and experience to help you understand and succeed in the topics I teach!

I believe that mathematics and computer science can be approachable and fun topics. I tailor my courses so that they are easy to comprehend, with exploration of the what, why, and how of every topic. I understand that these topics are not a spectator sport, so I provide as many examples and practice problems as possible so that you can follow along and learn!

I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and I hope that you enjoy my classes.

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