Python Programming for Beginners

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  • Lectures 26
  • Video 4 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

Learn Python with Python Programming for Beginners from Stone River eLearning.

Delving into the world of coding can be intimidating. With so many complex languages and implementation possibilities, it's easy to become overwhelmed. By starting off with Python programming, you'll learn a simple, versatile and highly readable code that you can execute on a wide variety of systems quickly and easily.

Master one of the most popular programming languages in the world

  • Understand and implement basic Python code
  • Create and run a real-world Python program
  • Gain a knowledge of basic programming concepts

Learn a simple, streamlined coding language quickly and easily

If you've never written a single line of code or if you're well-versed in multiple program languages, Python Programming for Beginners will enable you to better understand programming concepts.

Widely regarded as one of the most simple and versatile programming languages out there, Python is used for web programming, video game building, microchip testing, desktop apps, and so much more. Used by programmers, developers, designers and everyone in between, it's one of the easiest programming languages to learn, and definitely the best starting point for new coders. This course will not only give you an understanding of the code, but will enable you to create and run real world Python programs too.

Course Overview

This course includes over 26 lectures and almost 4 hours of content, designed specifically for Python programming beginners.

You will be guided through the installation process and the basic concepts of Python programming, getting to grips with the language as a whole. From there, you'll dive straight into the specifics, learning the variables, loops and statements of the language and getting to grips with the function parameters, variables and common errors.

During this course you'll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to practical use by working with files and classes, importing syntax and making modules, and most importantly, by building your own Python program from scratch.

You'll walk away with detailed knowledge of one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. You'll have gained a foundation of skills that will enable you to progress to more complex coding languages, as well as understanding the underlying principles of all programming languages. In short, you'll have everything you need to become a proficient programmer.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer
  • PC, Mac or Linux Operating Systems OK

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 26 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  • Understand and implement basic Python code
  • Gain a knowledge of basic programming concepts
  • Create and run a real-world Python program

What is the target audience?

  • Programmers
  • People who want to learn programming
  • People who want to create web applications
  • Python developers

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee

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Lifetime access

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Certificate of completion


Section 1: Getting Started with Python

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Print and Strings
Section 2: Variables, Loops and Statements
While Loops
For Loops
If Statements
If Else Statements
If Elif Else Statements
Section 3: Functions and Variables
Function Parameters
Global and Local Variables
Section 4: Understanding Error Detection
Common Python Errors
Section 5: Working with Files and Classes
Writing to a File
Appending to a File
Reading From a File
Section 6: Intermediate Python
Input and Statistics
Import Syntax
Making Modules
Error Handling - Try and Accept
Lists vs. Tuples and List Manipulation
Section 7: Final Project
Project: Making a Python Program
Section 8: Download Old Course Files
Old Python Material
Old Django Material

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Stone River eLearning , Online Technology Bootcamp

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    • Gavin Strack

    Great intro to Python

    A good intro to get you started into Python. Some of the code in the lectures didn't work for me (I'm using Python 2.7.10) but I was able to work out how to fix it using Google/Python docs - otherwise it would have been 5 stars!

    • Sashi

    Python Programming for Beginners

    This is an excellent course: the teacher is clear, succinct and thorough with an easy understandable style. I cannot see anywhere else where I have got so so much for so little spent. Thank you!!

    • Mitchell Carney

    Captures the basics efficiently

    I have had some previous (beginner) experience with Python prior to taking this course so it helped refresh me on the basic concepts and I was familiar with the material being presented until near the end of the course. The information presented in the lectures is very useful and does a very nice job of teaching you the concepts without feeling like you are just repeating code. I had never used the statistic library prior to this course so I felt that the usage and explanation of that was very helpful to me and the final project was very good way of incorporating everything that was learned in the course in one script so that we could have a better understanding of how it can all come together. I would recommend taking this course if you have never programmed in Python before and are hoping to get the basics down before you see if Python is for you.

    • Carson Ellsworth

    over all just a good course

    Some stuff at the beginning was really confusing but that is because I was used to C structure but I got the hang of it really quick... very clear instructor too!!

    • Vishnu Suresh

    Wonderfully paced course

    I'm refreshing programming basics after having no exposure since high school (I did C & C++ back then, the basics) This set of videos are well paced, well explained, and is example based. I am having a lot of fun watching them! Thank you folks :)

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