Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner
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About this course
Brand new to text-based programming? Check out this hands-on course for an in-depth look at the details of Python layers and concepts. Get ample practice drills and projects, using Jupyter Notebooks on Azure, which require only a browser and an Internet connection. Learn best practices and begin coding almost immediately.
After you explore data types and variables, take a look at strings, input, testing, and formatting. From there, learn about arguments and parameters, along with conditionals and nested conditionals. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create programs that prompt users for input and use conditional (True/False) logic and Python methods to manipulate numbers and text to provide responses to the users, in addition to requesting further input. Plus, learn basic troubleshooting for your code. Sign up, and get started coding right away!
Ready for next steps? Take the Introduction to Python: Fundamentals course.
What you’ll learn
- Using Python in Jupyter Notebooks
- Gathering input and manipulating input/output
- Building reusable Functions with parameters and return values
- Decisions and repetition using conditional statements and loops
Estimate Time : 18 hours
Module 1 | Python & Jupyter Basics
Build basic Skill with Python and Jupyter Notebooks
- “Hello World!”, Data Types & Variables
- Troubleshooting Errors, Input
- Print formatting and Boolean Methods
Module 2 | Functions
- Functions with Parameters
- Return Values
Module 3 | Conditionals
- if/else Conditionals with Boolean Methods
- Comparison Operators
- elif, casting and basic math operators
Module 4 | Nested Conditionals & While Loops
- Nested Conditionals
- while loop, incrementing
- while loops with Boolean Operators
Eric Camplin is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft Learning with a focus on software development for beginning programmers. He has over 17 years of industry experience in various roles including software development in test, program management, engineering management and content development. Additionally, Eric was a Public High School Teacher for 10 years, primarily in Seattle.
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