Python for Cybersecurity

Python without all of the extra hogwash
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (73 ratings)
6,675 students
1hr 48min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Use Visual Studio Code with proficiency
Create and run python files
Create interactive python programs
Use condition statements in python
Use loops in python
Write functions in python
Understand Lists and Dictionaries in python
Handle errors properly in python
Write python programs that make API calls


  • No programming OR cybersecurity knowledge is required.


In this course, I will take a different approach to teaching Python. One that teaches error handling and interactivity from the first Python script. This is specifically catered to anyone who is interested in or is learning cybersecurity, especially if you are scared of coding! A good number of software vulnerabilities have "input validation and error handling" as mitigation and by the time you are done with my course, you will fully understand what that means.

I also have another course called "Cybersecurity Prep Course for Absolute Beginners" so please do check that out if you are trying to get into cybersecurity as well.

Why do I take this approach to teach Python? One thing is that unless a program is interactive it is boring. Another thing is that most applications, especially ones that are attacked, are interactive. User input is one of the most popular ways to exploit a program. You will learn exactly why that is.

You may have also heard of an API. You will learn exactly what this is and we will be using Python to interact with it. This will allow you to understand the security concepts behind this. This is vital given that most web applications use at least one third-party API for things like handling payments, sending text messages or emails, etc.

Who this course is for:

  • Those interested in python and cybersecurity. Those working in cybersecurity and would like to learn how to program. Cybersecurity students that do not have python in your curriculum.


Cybersecurity and Web Development Instructor
Lloyd Ramsey
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 141 Reviews
  • 8,805 Students
  • 2 Courses

My name is Lloyd and I have been a cybersecurity instructor since 2020. I have a B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, an M.Ed. in Instructional Design, and hold several IT and IT security certifications. My technical background combined with my instructional design skills allows to me quickly and easily create courses to fit any need. I enjoy creating courses from scratch more than anything and look forward to doing it for a long time to come.

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