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Skills you will gain

CodeskulptorPython Syntax And SemanticsPython ProgrammingDebugging

Learner Career Outcomes

34%

started a new career after completing these courses

32%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

19%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Python as a Calculator

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 62 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Course Overview3m
Hello, world!3m
Python Development Environments9m
Numbers6m
Simple Expressions7m
Compound Expressions7m
Variables and Assignment8m
Handling Errors in Python10m
4 readings
Using CodeSkulptor310m
A Short Guide to Common Errors in Python10m
Practice Exercise for Expressions10m
Practice Exercises for Variables and Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Basic Python Syntax14m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Functions

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Calling Functions6m
Defining Functions11m
Local Variables4m
Understanding Function Evaluation8m
Using Print and Return in Functions6m
2 readings
Functions10m
Practice Exercises for Functions10m
1 practice exercise
Functions14m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Logic and Conditionals

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Logical Expressions4m
Comparisons6m
Conditionals8m
More Conditionals9m
Using Python Documentation9m
Following Coding Standards9m
3 readings
Conditionals in Python10m
Coding Standards and Style10m
Practice Exercises for Logic and Conditionals10m
1 practice exercise
Logic and Conditionals14m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Python Modules

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 57 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Datetime Module6m
Coding the Practice Project - Part 19m
Coding the Practice Project - Part 29m
RPSLS Video11m
Project Video13m
6 readings
Python Modules10m
Datetime Module Quick Reference10m
Practice Project: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock10m
Tips for RPSLS10m
Project Description: Working with Dates10m
OwlTest: Automated Feedback and Assessment10m

About the Introduction to Scripting in Python Specialization

This specialization is intended for beginners who would like to master essential programming skills. Through four courses, you will cover key programming concepts in Python 3 which will prepare you to use Python to perform common scripting tasks. This knowledge will provide a solid foundation towards a career in data science, software engineering, or other disciplines involving programming....
Introduction to Scripting in Python

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