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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Week 1

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Class Structure3m
Using Python Documentation8m
Writing Documentation9m
Python Built-in Modules5m
Installing Packages in Thonny9m
2 readings
Code Reuse10m
Practice Project: Drawing a USA Map in matplotlib10m
1 practice exercise
Documentation14m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Importing Your Own Code7m
Line Plots with Pygal6m
Installing Packages using PIP - Part 17m
Installing Packages using PIP - Part 26m
Project 1 Video10m
3 readings
Practice Project: Extracting Data from an SVG File10m
Project Description: Creating Line Plots of GDP Data10m
OwlTest: Automated Feedback and Assessment10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Analyzing the Efficiency of Your Code8m
Comparing Two Methods for Joining CSV Files9m
Project 2 Video9m
3 readings
Hashing10m
Practice Project: Reconciling Cancer-Risk Data with the USA Map10m
Project Description: Plotting GDP Data on a World Map - Part 110m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Project 3 Video9m
Wrapup Video10m
3 readings
Version Control10m
Practice Project: Visualizing Cancer-risk Data on the USA Map10m
Project Description: Plotting GDP Data on a World Map - Part 210m

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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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