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Mastering Python Programming


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Expertise Level: Intermediate
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Overview

Master advanced Python programming skills from basic to advanced. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting. This comprehensive, practical course provides an in-depth exploration of working with the programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar. Students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

Throughout this advanced Python programming course students will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. This course is "skills-centric", designed to train attendees in essential Python and web development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with best practices.

Create working Python scripts following best practices
Use python data types appropriately
Read and write files with both text and binary data
Search and replace text with regular expressions
Get familiar with the standard library and its work-saving modules
Use lesser-known but powerful Python data types
Create "real-world", professional Python applications
Understand Errors and Exception Handling
Understand Pythonic features such as comprehensions and iterators
Write robust code using exception handling
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May 8, 2017 – May 12, 2017    10:00am – 6:00pm Live Online
10:00am – 6:00pm
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Course Outline

1. An Overview of Python

  • What is Python?
  • Python Timeline
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
  • Getting help with pydoc

2. The Python Environment

  • Starting Python
  • Using the interpreter
  • Running a Python script
  • Python scripts on Unix/Windows
  • Editors and IDEs

3. Getting Started

  • Using variables
  • Builtin functions
  • Strings
  • Numbers
  • Converting among types
  • Writing to the screen
  • Command line parameters

4. Flow Control

  • About flow control
  • White space
  • Conditional expressions
  • Relational and Boolean operators
  • While loops
  • Alternate loop exits

5. Sequences

  • About sequences
  • Lists and list methods
  • Tuples
  • Indexing and slicing
  • Iterating through a sequence
  • Sequence functions, keywords, and operators
  • List comprehensions
  • Generator Expressions
  • Nested sequences

6. Working with files

  • File overview
  • Opening a text file
  • Reading a text file
  • Writing to a text file
  • Reading and writing raw (binary) data
  • Converting binary data with struct

7. Dictionaries and Sets

  • About dictionaries
  • Creating dictionaries
  • Iterating through a dictionary
  • About sets
  • Creating sets
  • Working with sets

8. Functions

  • Defining functions
  • Parameters
  • Global and local scope
  • Nested functions
  • Returning values

9. Sorting

  • The sorted() function
  • Alternate keys
  • Lambda functions
  • Sorting collections
  • Using operator.itemgetter()
  • Reverse sorting

10. Errors and Exception Handling

  • Syntax errors
  • Exceptions
  • Using try/catch/else/finally
  • Handling multiple exceptions
  • Ignoring exceptions

11. Modules and Packages

  • The import statement
  • Module search path
  • Creating Modules
  • Using packages
  • Function and Module aliases

12. Classes

  • About o-o programming
  • Defining classes
  • Constructors
  • Methods
  • Instance data
  • Properties
  • Class methods and data
  • Classes

13. Regular Expressions

  • RE syntax overview
  • RE Objects
  • Searching and matching
  • Compilation flags
  • Groups and special groups
  • Replacing text
  • Splitting strings

14. The standard library

  • The sys module
  • Launching external programs
  • Math functions
  • Random numbers
  • The string module
  • Reading CSV data

15. Dates and times

  • Working with dates and times
  • Translating timestamps
  • Parsing dates from text
  • Formatting dates
  • Calendar data

16. Working with the file system

  • Paths, directories, and filenames
  • Checking for existence
  • Permissions and other file attributes
  • Walking directory trees
  • Creating filters with fileinput
  • Using shutil for file operations
  • 17 – Advanced data handling
  • Defaultdict and Counter
  • Prettyprinting data structures
  • Compressed archives (zip, gzip, tar, etc.)
  • Persistent data

17. Network services

  • Grabbing web content
  • Sending email
  • Using SSH for remote access
  • Using FTP

18. Writing real-life applications

  • Parsing command-line options
  • Detecting the current platform
  • Trapping signals
  • Implementing logging
  • Python Timeline
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Python
  • Getting help with pydoc
Who should attend

This advanced Python programming course is appropriate for advanced users, system administrators and web site administrators who want to use Python to support their server installations, as well as anyone else who wants to automate or simplify common tasks with the use of Python scripts.

Pre-Requisites

Students should already have a working, user-level knowledge of Unix/Linux, Mac, or Windows. While not required, basic skills with at least one other programming language will be helpful.

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