Master the Fundamentals of Python

Gain a deep understanding of Python without knowledge gaps with a 300+ page book, 200+ exercises, and multiple projects
Get 404 lectures in 29.5 hours
4.8 (31 students)
IT & Software
Does have a certificate
The course is in English
Has closed captions
Instructor: Ted Petrou
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Who is this course for?

  • Beginning Python programmers that desire a comprehensive path to become experts without knowledge gaps

What will you learn?

  • Complete mastery of the fundamentals of the Python programming language without knowledge gaps
  • Get a 300+ page digital textbook with detailed explanations of all of the material
  • Practice what you've learned with more than 200 exercises with solutions
  • Prove your knowledge by passing a challenging Certification Exam
  • Learn from an expert who's published multiple books and developed popular Python libraries
  • Confidence to use Python to produce trusted results in a professional environment
  • Mastery of all the basic types and knowledge of how to access their power
  • Learn arithmetic and comparison operations with the basic built-in types (ints, floats, booleans)
  • Learn the properties of strings and how to use their wide array of methods
  • Learn all of the properties and methods for the built-in data types lists, tuples, sets, and dictionaries
  • Learn how to control the flow of your program with conditional statements and looping
  • Learn the ins and outs of all the built-in functions as well as how to create user-defined functions
  • Learn intermediate topics such as how to import modules from the standard library, opening and reading files, and exception handling
  • Gain a firm understanding of object-oriented programming and how to define your own classes
  • Learn how to build a Texas Hold'em Poker application with artificial intelligence

Requirements

  • No prior programming experience is required. This course transforms beginners to competent programmers

Description

Master the Fundamentals of Python is an extremely comprehensive course targeted for beginners who want to build their skills slowly and thoroughly without knowledge gaps. This course is packed full of material to ensure your understanding, regardless of your learning style, and includes the following:


Interactive Video Lessons

More than 25 hours...

Master the Fundamentals of Python is an extremely comprehensive course targeted for beginners who want to build their skills slowly and thoroughly without knowledge gaps. This course is packed full of material to ensure your understanding, regardless of your learning style, and includes the following:


Interactive Video Lessons

More than 25 hours of hands-on, interactive video lessons are provided. We will be programming together in the excellent Jupyter Notebook as we complete each module. Eventually, we will graduate to using Visual Studio Code, a more professional coding environment.


A Digital Book

You'll get a 300+ page downloadable PDF of the book Master the Fundamentals of Python. This allows you to access all of the course contents in a single document, even when offline.


Exercises and Solutions

More than 200 exercises with detailed solutions are available for you to practice what you've learned.


Projects

There are several projects available where you'll build larger programs that combine together multiple different topics. Some of the projects include Choose Your Own Adventure, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Texas Hold'em Poker with artificial intelligence.


Certification Exam

After covering all of the material in the course, you will be given a challenging certification exam to prove your mastery of the material. Passing this exam awards you a certificate of completion.


About the Instructor

This course is taught by expert instructor Teddy Petrou who is author of multiple books, including:

  • Pandas Cookbook

  • Master Data Analysis with Python

  • Master the Fundamentals of Python

  • Build an Interactive Data Analytics Dashboard with Python

Teddy has taught hundreds of students Python and data science during in-person classroom settings. He sees first hand exactly where students struggle and continually upgrades his material to minimize these struggles by providing a simple and direct path forward.

Teddy has demonstrated his deep fluency in Python by developing open source Python libraries and is the creator of dexplo, a suite of data science packages that include bar_chart_race, dexplot, jupyter_to_medium, and dataframe_image. He holds a Master's degree in Statistics from Rice University.


Course Curriculum

  • Operators

  • Syntax

  • Objects and types

  • Strings

  • Lists

  • Ranges and constructors

  • Conditional statements

  • Writing entire programs

  • Looping

  • List comprehensions

  • Built-in functions

  • User-defined functions

  • Tic-Tac-Toe

  • Tuples, sets, dictionaries

  • Modules

  • User-defined modules

  • Errors and exceptions

  • Files

  • Classes

  • Texas hold’em poker