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Python Programming - Working with Functions and Handling Errors - Revised

Learn to work with functions and handle errors in Python programming with this back end programming languages course.

Back End Languages
Free Course
This free online Python Programming course will teach you how to work with functions and handle errors. Python is a general-purpose programming language that can be used for developing desktop GUI applications, websites, and web applications. This course will teach you how to focus on the core functionality of your applications by taking care of common programming tasks. This free online course will teach you skills useful for every developer.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Channel 9

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

A function is a method or reusable section of code that you can call when you need to perform a task, without having to rewrite the code again and again. This course will teach you how to identify a function and locate where you have used them before. You will learn how to create a function by using the def keyword, give the function a name, and write code in the body of the function. You will also learn the use of parameters in creating functions.

You will then study the use of a try/except function. The course will teach you the ways of testing your code for errors and how to get information on any errors you find. The course will then teach you that runtime errors occur when the code works but something out of the ordinary crashes the code. You will also learn that you can use the sys.exc_info() to find errors when you need.

Python is a back end programming language that is easy to learn and has a simple syntax. This makes it a great first language for aspiring back end developers. Before taking this Python Programming - Working with Functions and Handling Errors course, you need to have completed the course 'Programming Concepts with Python', 'Working with Numbers, Dates and Time', 'Working with Complex Decisions and Events', and 'Working with Lists and Files'. But if you have covered these courses already, check out this course now and complete your learning journey!

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Identify a function and where you use them.
  • 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.

Certification

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