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Introduction to Programming with Python

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Learn about basics of computer programming using the Python programming language.

  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy
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Computer programming skills are now becoming part of basic education as these skills are increasingly of vital importance for future job and career prospects. This course introduces you to the core components of programming using the Python programming language which is one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. The course shows you how to use the free open-source PyScripter IDE for Python to write basic programs using concepts such as functions, variables, If Else statements, For loops, While loops, iterative and recursive programs and algorithms such as the Insertion Sort algorithm.

This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the basic components of computer programming using the Python language – and might be a gentle introduction to programming for those who think they might have a longer term interest in the subject area.

Learning Outcomes: - How to use the PyScripter IDE for the Python programming language; - How to create a function; - How to implement an If Else statement; - How to use variables in For loops and While loops; - Iterative and recursive programs; - Algorithms such as the Insertion Sort algorithm;

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