Introduction to Python – Absolute Beginner – Microsoft Professional Program

In this Introduction to Python – Absolute Beginner course that’s perfect for true beginners, you learn Python basics and start coding right away.

Microsoft Professional Program - Introduction to Python - Absolute Beginner

About this course

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Entry-Level Software Development.

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

Meet the instructors

Eric Camplin

Eric Camplin

Senior Content Developer
Microsoft

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.

Start learning Introduction to Python – Absolute Beginner

You can enroll now for this Introduction to Python – Absolute Beginner course at our DataChangers Academy! Do you want to learn more? Then check out our other Entry Level Software Development courses.

Please use a Windows Live ID email address to register at the DataChangers Academy if you want to obtain a certificate after finishing the courses.

Show what you know and get a certificate

After finishing this course, you can obtain a Microsoft Professional Program certificate. In order to obtain a certificate, you can buy a certificate voucher from us (in collaboration with MD2C).

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