Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)
This course introduces the basics of Python 3, including conditional execution and iteration as control structures, and strings and lists as data structures. Course outline and certification by University of Michigan
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Key Points About This Course
Duration: 3 Days
Public Class Fee: RM 3,500.00
Virtual Class Fee: RM 2,975.00
This course aims to teach everyone the basics of programming computers using Python. We cover the basics of how one constructs a program from a series of simple instructions in Python. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course. This course will cover Chapters 1-5 of the textbook “Python for Everybody”. Once a student completes this course, they will be ready to take more advanced programming courses. This course covers Python 3.
Course 1 of 5 in the Python for Everybody Specialization
What You Will Learn
- Describe the basics of the Python programming language
- Use variables to store, retrieve and calculate information
- Install Python and write your first program
- Utilize core programming tools such as functions and loops
Skills You Will Gain
- Python Syntax And Semantics
- Basic Programming Language
- Computer Programming
- Python Programming
Part 1: Why We Program?
These are the course-wide materials as well as the first part of Chapter One where we explore what it means to write programs.
Part 2: Installing and Using Python
In this module you will set things up so you can write Python programs.
Part 3: Why We Program (continued)
In the first chapter we try to cover the “big picture” of programming so you get a “table of contents” of the rest of the course.
Part 4: Variables and Expressions
In this chapter we cover how a program uses the computer’s memory to store, retrieve and calculate information.
Part 5: Conditional Code
In this section we move from sequential code that simply runs one line of code after another to conditional code where some steps are skipped. It is a very simple concept – but it is how computer software makes “choices”.
Part 6: Functions
We will learn about what functions are and how we can use them.
Part 7: Loops and Iteration
Loops and iteration complete our four basic programming patterns. Loops are the way we tell Python to do something over and over. Loops are the way we build programs that stay with a problem until the problem is solved.