Introduction to Python-Fundamentals – Microsoft Professional Program

With this Introduction to Python-Fundamentals course you build on what you learned in the “Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner” course, and dig into data structure basics.

Microsoft Professional Program - Introduction to Python-Fundamentals

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

Course Syllabus

Module 1 – Sequences: String Indexing
Module 2 – Sequences: List Manipulation
Module 3 – Sequences: Iteration
Module 4 – Files: Input and Output

Prerequisites

Recommended: Dev236x Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner

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

You can enroll now for this Introduction to Python-Fundamentals 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 voucher from us (in collaboration with MD2C).

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