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Online Course

Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner

Microsoft via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $99 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-4 hours a week
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

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.

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Eric Camplin

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Anonymous
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Bad. This is NOT developed by educators, but by myopic, professional python coders.

Get a question wrong on the self-check? You cannot find out why and correct it (basic learning/education violation #1).

Want some context as to why people use any prompt or tool? You cannot get it (basic learning/education violation #2).

Want to know how the practice problems are related to the video, and importance of each unit? Nope. (#3).

Do NOT take this course if you're a beginner and simply want to get started in python. It will waste your time.
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Arnaud D
Arnaud completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This course si intended to people whow have no prior knowledge on programming languages, software... It presents the basic knowledge on computer programming with python. It's clear and easy to follow.
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