Learn Python for Total Beginners

From newbie to pro in a day with 5 brain teasing exercises and full solutions provided.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5,845 ratings)
182,742 students
5hr 36min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

What lists, tuples and dictionaries are, and how to use them
How to apply control flow (logic) to code
Create and implement functions
How to use for loops and while loops
How to format strings
Work with txt files


  • A PC or laptop with internet access


This course teaches you the fundamentals of any programming language, with Python 3 and Anaconda with Jupyter Notebook!

The course is suitable for those are either completely new to programming, or are coming from another programming language (R, JavaScript, etc) and are keen to get a solid grasp of using Python.

You'll be learning:

  • Installing Jupyter Notebook IDE

  • Using all the vital features of Jupyter Notebook

  • Variables and comparison operators

  • Strings, slicing and formatting

  • Lists, Dictionaries and Tuples

  • Control flow (if, elif, else)

  • Advanced for loops and while loops

  • Functions and built-in functions

  • Working with text files

There are a total of 5 exercises between sections 3 to 7 with brain teasing tasks, along with full solutions provided in both lectures and in pdf format.

This is a taster of multiple up and coming courses I have in the pipeline, primarily in Python, but also other programming languages which will be released very soon!

If you enjoy this course, checkout my full Python for Developers 2023 course (coming soon).

P.S. I'd appreciate a 5 star review for this free course as that would help me out a lot to create to more content. If you'd rather give a low review, please do so after completing at least 50% of the course. Thanks and see in the course!

Who this course is for:

  • Newbies to programming or new to Python


Instructor and Entrepreneur
Michael S Russell
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 5,935 Reviews
  • 184,185 Students
  • 3 Courses

Hi, I'm Michael S. Russell.

I've been coding in Python since 2016 during my MSc dissertation.

I'm the founder of Holistic Coding, and the mission of my company for my students is to teach, inspire and most of all, enjoy learning new tech in a holistic and creative way.

I look forward to seeing you in one of my courses.

Remember, you never fail until you stop trying.

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