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Python Essentials

INTRODUCTION

In this Python training course, students learn to program in Python. The course is aimed at students new to the language and who may, or may not, have experience with other programming languages. Students will learn: how Python works and its place in the world of programming languages; to work with and manipulate strings; to perform math operations; to work with Python sequences; to collect user input and output results; flow control processing; to write to, and read from, files; to write functions; to handle exception; and work with dates and times. This Python course is taught using Python 3; however, differences between Python 2 and Python 3 are noted.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Students new to the language who may, or may not, have experience with other programming languages.

DURATION

10 days

PREREQUISITES

Some programming experience would be beneficial.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Install and run the Python interpreter
  • Create and execute Python programs
  • Understand the concepts of file I/O
  • Be able to read data from a text file using Python
  • Plot data using appropriate Python visualization libraries

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1. Python Basics

  • Running Python
  • Hello, World!
  • Literals
  • Python Comments
  • Data Types
  • Variables
  • Writing a Python Module
  • print() Function
  • Named Arguments
  • Collecting User Input
  • Getting Help

Module 2. Functions and Modules

  • Defining Functions
  • Variable Scope
  • Global Variables
  • Function Parameters
  • Returning Values
  • Importing Modules

Module 3. Math

  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Modulus and Floor Division
  • Assignment Operators
  • Built-in Math Functions
  • The math Module
  • The random Module
  • Seeding

Module 4. Python Strings

  • Quotation Marks and Special Characters
  • String Indexing
  • Slicing Strings
  • Concatenation and Repetition
  • Common String Methods
  • String Formatting
  • Built-in String Functions

Module 5. Iterables: Sequences, Dictionaries, and Sets

  • Definitions
  • Sequences
  • Unpacking Sequences
  • Dictionaries
  • The len() Function
  • Sets
  • *args and **kwargs

Module 6. Flow Control

  • Conditional Statements
  • The is and is not Operators
  • Python's Ternary Operator
  • Loops in Python
  • The enumerate() Function
  • Generators
  • List Comprehensions

Module 7. File Processing

  • Opening Files
  • The os and os.path Modules

Module 8. Exception Handling

  • Wildcard except Clauses
  • Getting Information on Exceptions
  • The else Clause
  • The finally Clause
  • Using Exceptions for Flow Control
  • Exception Hierarchy

Module 9. Dates and Times

  • Understanding Time
  • The time Module
  • The datetime Module

Module 10. Running Python Scripts from the Comand Line

  • The sys Module

 

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

 TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

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TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 13th May 2019

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

 

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 20-05-2019
Event End Date 31-05-2019
Cut off date 13-05-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,196
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,356
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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