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Learn Python Programming the Easy Way, Complete with Examples, Quizzes, Exercises and more
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If you want to learn how to write Python programs like a pro, code python like a boss, solve real-world problems, or automate repetitive and complex tasks, read on.

In this course you'll learn when to use Python 2 and when to Use Python 3. The great news is that no matter which version of Python you choose to use, I've got you covered. I'll show you exactly how to program in both versions. Perfect for Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac, the Web and More!

Once you've completed this course you'll know how to write programs that will run on the Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems. You can even take what you've learned and apply it web applications.

By the end of this course you will be able to create Python scripts with ease. You'll learn how to take tedious and repetitious tasks and turn them into programs that will save you time and simplify your life on Linux, Unix, or MAC systems.


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This course was created independently by Linux Training Academy and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.

about the subject

Python is HOT right now. The demand in the IT job market for Python skills keeps growing and growing. If you're looking to get into programming as a career, level-up your existing career or open up new doors in the IT field, you really need to learn Python!

prerequisites

Computer with Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system

what you will learn

  • When to use Python 2 and when to use Python 3.
  • How to install Python on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • How to prepare your computer for programming in Python.
  • The various ways to run a Python program on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Suggested text editors and integrated development environments to use when coding in Python.
  • How to work with various data types including strings, lists, tuples, dictionaries, booleans, and more.
  • What variables are and when to use them.
  • How to perform mathematical operations using Python.
  • How to capture input from a user.
  • Ways to control the flow of your programs.
  • The importance of white space in Python.
  • How to organize your Python programs -- Learn what goes where.
  • What modules are, when you should use them, and how to create your own.
  • How to define and use functions.
  • Important built-in Python functions that you'll use often.
  • How to read from and write to files.
  • The difference between binary and text files.
  • Various ways of getting help and finding Python documentation.
  • Practice exercises with solutions so you can start using what you learn right away.
  • A download that contains the scripts used in the presentations and lessons. You'll be able to look at and experiment with everything you're learning.
  • Quizzes after each section just to make sure you're learning the most important aspects of Python programming

about the instructor

Jason Cannon started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."

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