Diploma in Python Programming - Revised

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

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This free online Python course will teach you all the basics of the Python 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 in no time at all.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9





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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 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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Introduction to Python Programming

Displaying Text

String Variables

Storing Numbers

Working with Dates and Time

Diploma in Python Programming - First Assessment

Making Decisions with Code

Complex Decisions with Code

Repeating Events

Repeating Events until Done

Remembering Lists

How to Save Information in Files

Reading from Files

Introduction to Functions

Handling Errors

Diploma in Python Programming - Second Assessment

Course 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 printO 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.


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