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Crash Course on Python

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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No prior experience required
32 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand what Python is and why Python is relevant to automation

  • Write short Python scripts to perform automated actions

  • Understand how to use the basic Python structures: strings, lists, and dictionaries

  • Create your own Python objects

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Taught in English

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Beginner level
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32 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module we’ll introduce you to the Coursera platform and the course format. Then, we’ll dive into the basics of programming languages and syntax, as well as automation using scripting. We’ll also introduce you to the Python programming language and cover some basic functions and keywords of the language, along with some arithmetic operations. Lastly, we'll go over some code editors and IDEs that you can use to write Python code.

What's included

19 videos18 readings4 quizzes3 discussion prompts2 plugins

In this module you’ll learn about different data types in Python, how to identify them, and how to convert between them. You’ll also learn how to use variables to assign data and to reference variables. You’ll deep dive into functions: how to define them, pass them parameters, and have them return information. You’ll explore the concepts of code reuse, code style, and refactoring complex code, along with effectively using code comments. Finally, you’ll learn about comparing data using equality and logical operators, and leveraging these to build complex branching scripts using if statements.

What's included

13 videos24 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt2 plugins

In this module you'll explore the intricacies of loops in Python! You'll learn how to use while loops to continuously execute code, as well as how to identify infinite loop errors and how to fix them. You'll also learn to use for loops to iterate over data, and how to use the range() function with for loops. You'll also explore common errors when using for loops and how to fix them.

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13 videos20 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module you'll dive into more advanced ways to manipulate strings using indexing, slicing, and advanced formatting. You'll also explore the more advanced data types: lists, tuples, and dictionaries. You'll learn to store, reference, and manipulate data in these structures, as well as combine them to store complex data structures.

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19 videos34 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt2 plugins

In this module, you'll learn how to apply a problem-solving framework to tackle a challenging project. You'll learn how to formulate a problem statement to understand a challenge, conduct some research to see what options are available, then begin planning how you to solve a problem.

What's included

8 videos12 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 ungraded lab

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