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Diploma in Python Programming

Learn the most important elements of Python programming, and discover how to read and spot errors within a Python code.

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Python is one of the most widely used programming languages today. This course will teach you all the basics of the language, from creating variables and storing different types of data within them, to working with dates and time. Using simple and clear language, the course will also show you how to read Python code and spot errors within it. This will put a new programming language onto your résumé and give you an excellent career boost.





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This course covers all the basics of the Python programming language. It starts by discussing basic concepts in programming before then showing you how to use Python with Visual Studio. You will then learn the rules and guidelines involved in creating variables, as well as how to store different types of data within variables. Using built-in functions, you will be taught how to manipulate these existing variables.

Next, you will learn how to read code and how to spot errors within code, which is a core programming skill. The course includes different ways of testing the code for possible errors. In addition to this, the course will provide you with some great tips that make coding a lot easier. By the end of the course, you will be able to add comments while coding in order to make your work easy to review and edit.

This course is an ideal study aid for anyone who wants to add the the Python language to their résumé. It provides simple concepts and easy-to-understand solutions that can benefit novice programmers and people taking programming-related degrees. While it can serve as a supplement material to those who already have a programming background, this course is also beginner-friendly. So get started, and learn how to code with Python today.

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Module 1: Introduction to Python Programming

Module 2: Displaying Text

Module 3: String Variables

Module 4: Storing Numbers

Module 5: Working with Dates and Time

Module 7: Making Decisions with Code

Module 8: Complex Decisions with Code

Module 9: Repeating Events

Module 10: Repeating Events until Done

Module 11: Remembering Lists

Module 12: How to Save Information in Files

Module 13: Reading from Files

Module 14: Introduction to Functions

Module 15: Handling Errors

Module 6: Diploma in Python Programming - First Assessment

Module 16: Diploma in Python Programming - Second Assessment

Module 17: Diploma in Python Programming - Final Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe how to create the hello world program with python in Visual Studio. - Discuss the importance of commenting in your code. - Explain how to use the print() function to display text. - Describe the different methods of using quotes to contain your text in the print function. - Identify mistakes in programming code and the different solutions to help find and resolve mistakes. - Identify how to create user input. - Create variables and list the rules for creating them. - Describe Visual Studio's IntelliSense feature and its helpfulness when programming. - Describe the process of storing numeric variables. - Describe the use of mathematical operators and how to format numbers. - Describe the process of getting users to input numeric values into a program. - Describe the process of using dates in a program. - Explain how you use the same function to format time as you did for dates. - Identify an if statement and explain its usefulness in coding. - Describe the constraints used for constructing if statements. - Identify an elif statement and explain its difference to a standard if statement. - Explain the use of logic operators and & or in if statements. - Describe the use of loops in your code. - Explain how to import the turtle library for drawing on screen. - Describe the process for constructing a for loop - Describe the use of for loops versus while loops. - Explain the process for constructing a while loop. - Identify issues that can occur when using loops in programming. - Describe the process of updating and modifying lists. - Explain how to search through a list. - Describe the process of creating a file with your code. - Describe how to write information to a file. - Explain the process of reading from a file. - Recognize a csv file and read data from a csv file. - Describe the process of creating a function. - Discuss the use of parameters in creating functions. - Explain the use of a try/except function. - Discuss ways of testing code for errors. - Describe how to get information about an error that occurred.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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