Introduction to Python Programming (TTEY101)

Although this is an introductory-level Python programming class, you should already have a working, user-level knowledge of UNIX/Linux, Mac, or Windows. While not required, basic skills with at least one other programming language will be helpful. We will collaborate with you to design the best solution to ensure your needs are met, whether we customize the material, or devise a different educational path to help your team best prepare for this training.

Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
3 day


In this course, you will learn about and explore the Python language at an intermediate level. You will learn to write Python programs dealing with sequences and mappings, program flow control, system calls and file manipulation.


1. Python Overview and History

  • Why Python
  • How to run Python applications
  • Python configuration details

2. Language Basics

  • Program structure
  • Strings
    • Basic operations
    • Slices
    • Formatting
  • Numbers
    • Types
    • Basic arithmetic operations
    • Formatting
    • Conversions

3. Complex Types and Operators

  • Tuples
  • Lists
    • Tuple and list manipulation
    • Basic operations
  • Dictionary
  • Files
    • Opening
    • Reading
    • Writing

4. Statements and Control Structures

  • Assignment
  • Expressions
    • if statements
    • while loops
    • for loops

5. Functions

  • Function basics
  • Scope rules
  • Arguments
  • Functions as arguments

6. Modules

  • Module basics
  • Namespaces
  • Importing and reloading modules

7. Classes

  • What is a class
  • What is an object
  • Class basics
  • Writing methods

8. Advanced Classes

  • Inheritance
  • Operator overloading



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