About this course
This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Entry-Level Software Development.
Ready for more hands-on, step-by-step Python fundamentals? Add to the foundational experience you got in the Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner, and explore data structures. Get lots of practice working with sample code in Jupyter Notebooks on Azure, which require only a browser and an Internet connection.
Focus on Python data structures, and work with string, list, and range sequences. Discover the power of list iteration, and learn about string and list methods. From there, get the details on file input and output—open files, read them, add to them, close them, and more. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to slice strings into substrings, create lists, iterate through them, import files, and use file append mode, along with a lot of other practical Python tasks, as you get started coding.
What you’ll learn
- Python 3 fundamentals
- Strings and List manipulation
- Methods to Iterate through strings, lists and ranges
- Creating, reading and writing to files
Module 1 – Sequences: String Indexing
Module 2 – Sequences: List Manipulation
Module 3 – Sequences: Iteration
Module 4 – Files: Input and Output
Recommended: Dev236x Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner
Meet the instructors
Senior Content Developer
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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