Introduction to Programming with Python - Revised

Learn Python online with this free course on basic computer programming and boost your career development.

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Python is one of the most versatile and popular programmin languages worldwide. This course introduces learners to programming and the Python programming language. This course will teach learners from the ground up, demonstrating working with the PyScripter IDE and writing basic programs. This course explains the core concepts in programming such as functions, variables, loop, conditional statements and algorithms. Become a certified programmer!
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy




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Hope to be a computer programmer? On your way already and looking for a boost? As automation takes over jobs that used to require physical labour, computer programming skills are in increasing demand. Starting down this path can be the step that not only ensures long term career in information technology, but that also gives you a valuable and well respected skill for the modern era. No matter what your reasons for being here, this free course can provide you with the tools and direction you need to move forward. Introducing you to the core components of Python, one of the most used programming languages worldwide, the course will show you howto use the free open-source PyScripter IDE to write basic programs using concepts such as functions, variables, If Else statements, For Loops, While Loops, and algorithms such as Insertion Sort. With these tools, and a little motivation, you can unlock the remainder of a long term Alison learning journey towards becoming the certified master programmer you have the potential to be. Along the way, we'll make available the tools and courses you specifically need to learn programming skills of use to any modern company in any country. But first, the basics. So why wait? You've come this far, now keep going. Start and stick with your Alison journey today!

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course students will be able to:

  • How to use the PyScripter IDE for the Python programming language
  • How to create a function
  • Outline how to implement an If Else statement
  • How to use variables in For loops and While loops
  • Recognize how to use Iterative and recursive programs
  • Outline how to use algorithms such as the Insertion Sort algorithm


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