Diploma in Python Programming - Revised

Learn the fundamental programming concepts using Python Programming.

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Free Course
Learn the fundamental programming concepts using Python Programming.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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The Diploma in Python Programming will teach you about the concepts of programming using the Python language. The course begins by introducing you to the concepts of programming. You will learn about creating your first Python program with Visual Studio.

Firstly, you will be taught about commenting in your code and displaying text on screen. Variables will then be discussed and you will learn about manipulating variables using built in functions and Visual Studio's IntelliSense feature and its helpfulness when programming.Next, you will learn about storing numeric variables and their difference to string variables. You will learn about performing mathematical operations in your code, formatting numbers and converting string variables to numeric variables, working with date and time, displacing dates and getting today's date using functions.

Next, you will begin to learn about how you code check conditions and make decisions with the if statement. You will learn about using the elif statement for checking multiple conditions as well as about combining conditions using logic operations and nesting if statements. Following on from this, you will be introduced to the concepts of loops, and using the turtle library to draw on screen. You will learn about creating and using for loops, while loops, and the differences between for and while loops.

Next, the course moves onto using and creating lists to store multiple values. You will learn about modifying, deleting and searching with lists. Once you know this, you will learn about creating and writing to files, closing files, reading files and you will be introduced to csv files. Finally, you will learn about what functions and parameters are. The course then covers the possible errors that you could encounter and how these errors may be handled.

This course will be of great interest to those learners who wish to get started in programming and improve their ability to write programs using Python.

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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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