Python 1000: The Python Primer

Getting Started with Python 3
Free tutorial
Rating: 2.9 out of 5 (189 ratings)
15,428 students
1hr 10min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

This Primer is for first-time programmers. Other students should enroll in Python 1100!
Understand Python's dynamic type-identification subsystem.
Learn how to “speak Python” by reviewing programming concepts & tool names.
Complete & review solutions to several programming opportunities.


  • Basic keyboard & computer skills are required!
  • Students should understand how to download & install programs from the Internet.


Layered Learning

Never a "one size fits all" approach, our training opportunities are divided into beginner (1000), intermediate (2000), and advanced (3000 - 9000) experience levels. Rather than learning things you might not need to know, you can choose the topics that you are most interested in.   

The Python Primer

In this Python Primer if you have NEVER PROGRAMMED BEFORE you will learn what programming is, why we program, as well as how to get started using modern Python. if you have more experience then you should skip to Python 1100.

Beginners Welcome!

Written by a Principal Trainer & Principal Software Development Engineer, in order to insure mastery key topics are presented several times, as well as at ever-increasing depth. You will also be using the default cross platform programming interfaces. From Microsoft Windows and Linux to Mac  - the same code will look and work the same way on all operating systems.

From keywords & tabs, to testing & documentation, hints & tips on how to use Python in the professional world abound!

After completing the Python 1000 series, in the Python 2000 series you will complete keyword mastery by exploring a large collection of activity-related topics. Sold separately, in the 2000 series  will enjoy learning how to create Lambdas, Generators, Context Managers, Packages & Modules, Classes, Factories, Frameworks, how to manage Exceptions, as well as other professional programming topics.

Who this course is for:

  • First-time software developers.
  • Learners who do not want to feel overwhelmed.
  • Students who want many certificates on their resume.
  • Anyone who wants to know what Python 3 can do!


Software Engineer & Educator
Randall Nagy
  • 3.8 Instructor Rating
  • 649 Reviews
  • 49,876 Students
  • 32 Courses

Randall Nagy is a tenured "hands-on" manager, software development engineer, author, and designer / architect.  Mr. Nagy has served as a Principal Software Development Engineer at Informix (a major database company acquired by IBM,) Technical Section Leader at the US Army's Electronic Proving Ground (EPG/DTC) as well as the Principal Trainer for Borland Software Corporation.

Mr. Nagy's "Linked In" recommendations testify to a 30+ year track record of excellent personal communication skills, design & analysis abilities, as well as superior consulting, coding, & training results.

Though tenured, Mr. Nagy is most often described as being authoritatively technical, yet very personable & easy to get along with.

The author of over 30 on-line Udemy titles and 50+ open source projects, Mr. Nagy's hands-on experience includes topics such as C/C++, Python, MicroPython, AWS, OAuth 2.o, SO / SOA, Security, Testing, UML, Java/JEE, .NET (C# and Visual Basic), LAMP, SQL, Hadoop, jQuery, PHP, HTML 5, Android, OOA/OOD, UML, DoDAF and more. Maintaining techniques in embedded engineering, Mr. Nagy has experience creating custom training for such expert-level, high-performance technologies as Modern C/C++, Apache Spark, and IBM Rhapsody.

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