Diploma in Python Programming
Programs Included in Diploma in Python Programming
- Introduction to Python: What Is Python, Installing Python, IDLE and the Python Shell
- Variables and Assignment Statements
- Built-in Functions
- User-Defined Functions
- if, else, and elif Statements: Conditional Logic
- File Input/Output
- Internet Data: API
- Data Structures: Tuple, Lists of Lists, Dictionary, JSON and XML
- Object Oriented Programming (OOP): Principles of OOP
- Introduction to Django
- Building a Web Page with Django
Python is an interpreted, high-level programming language designed for general-purpose programming. It has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, and a syntax that enables programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code, notably using significant whitespace. Python provides constructs that make it possible for clear programming on both small and large scales.
The programming language has a dynamic type system and automatic memory management. And it supports various programming paradigms, such as, functional and procedural, object-oriented, imperative, and has a large and comprehensive standard library at your disposal.
Many operating systems (OSs) have Python interpreters. CPython, which is the reference implementation of Python, is open source software and has a community-based development model, as do nearly all of its variant implementations.
In this course, you will learn how to code in Python in an easy, fun and interactive way. The trainer kicks of the course by first introducing the Python programming language to students, installation of Python, IDLE and Python Shell, before diving into the core concept of coding in Python.
Who Python Programming Course Is For:Our Diploma in Python Programming training is for those who are interested in coding interpreted, high-level programming language designed for general-purpose programming.
Prerequisites:Basic computer knowledge is required as a prerequisite. The Diploma in Python Programming course assumes the aspiring student already has a basic knowledge of computer usage, but it does not require any specific coding skill.
Why You Should Learn Python Programming Language:Python is a totally free and open source programming language to download, use, and code. Its commands are mostly written in simple English. This makes it easy for any programmer to remember and write its commands. The Python code is readable and with a little knowledge of the language, any programmer can learn various things by simply glancing at the code.
Python has standard libraries that offer a lot of functionality, which enables a developer to implement complex applications with ease. The language was designed with the new coders in mind. For example, the use of white space and common expressions eliminates the need for ugly braces and tedious variable declarations.
Below are the reasons why you should learn Python programming language:
- Your First Steps in Programming
You can choose Python as the first programming language to learn. Various employers are searching for seasoned programmers and Python will help you to become one.
A coding knowledge of Python can be a solid foundation, because it’s methodologies can be used across a wide range of applications. Even without prior programming knowledge, you can easily figure out the similarities and differences between Python’s syntax and the syntax of other programming languages.
Python is one of the most widely-used, high-level programming languages. Python also executes basic tasks with less code, making it a compact and economical language to learn. Python code is often five (5) to ten (10) times shorter than C++, and three (3) to five (5) times shorter than Java.
Python is not like some other programming languages take a lot of time to learn; it is simple and quick to write Python code. One could become reasonably proficient in programming in the language in less than two months.
This programming language supports multiple styles, such as functional programming, object-oriented or imperative programming. Python's memory management is done automatically and has many standard libraries available for the programmer. Learning to code in Python is easy and yet it is able to solve real world problems. The fundamentals of python language are easy to learn, understand and follow, due to its similarities with other languages like Java, Perl and C. Learning Python will open up many doors for you in the programming realm.
- Raspberry Pi and Python
Raspberry Pi is an affordable, credit card-sized microcomputer that is being used for a mind-blowing range of exciting do-it-yourself (DIY) projects like video game consoles, remote-controlled toys and robots. With Python as its programming language, the Raspberry Pi is being used even by young people to build radios, cameras, arcade machines and robots. With the increasing popularity of Raspberry Pi, there are numerous manuals, books and DIY projects you can find online.
It can be a satisfying experience to complete some of these DIY projects, and it has the potential to motivate you to push yourself further in coming up with innovative concepts and gadgets.
By utilizing advanced python programming, you can build some novel products or gadgets, which can make waves in the market.
- It Pays to Learn Python
Python is used by top global corporations, such as, IBM, Yahoo, Nokia, Google and Disney. Matter-of-factly, in 2013, among programming languages, Python enjoyed the largest year-on-year job demand growth of 19%.
Interestingly, in 2014, the demand for Python programmers increased by 8.7%, while the overall hiring demand for IT professionals dropped by 5%. Python developers enjoy a strongly-rising demand for their skills.
Based on a research study on software and relevant courses, Python, Ruby, Java, Swift and C++ developers make the most money with PHP developers tagging behind.
- For Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Presently, Python is currently driving scientific programming, unlike before. For several years, researchers and academic scholars were using MATLAB for scientific research. But with the release of Python numerical computation engines like SciPy and Numpy, complex calculations could be done by a single “import” statement followed by a function call.
Python has gradually started to be the preferred language for computer science research. Given its flexibility, its speed, and the machine learning functionality, Python is expected to dominate the machine learning domain in the near future.
So, even if you have a little interest in scientific research, it is advisable that you learn Python, because it is going to be an absolutely vital part of your work.
- Preferred for Web Development
Web programming with Python provides lots of choices as the language has many frameworks, such as Django, for developing websites.
Django, Pylons, Zope2, TurboGears, web.py, Grok, web2py are among the web frameworks offered by Python. Django is the most popular framework preferred for Python web development. Django, written in Python, is the foundation of websites like The New York Times, BitBucket, Pinterest, The Guardian, and Instagram.
Coding an application that takes hours in PHP can be achieved in just a few minutes using Python. That's not all, the Python code runs a lot faster and is more stable. Then there is Flask, another Python web framework, but tiny and built for customizability. Once you start working with Django and Flask, you would never look back to other similar languages,.
While the majority of websites still run on PHP, many new web applications are being built using Python.If you’re doing any web application development, we at FlamyTech Computer School encourage you to try Python and Django/Flask. Take our word: you’ll be surely impressed.
Python is versatile; you can use it for small, large, online and offline projects. It is the only scripting language you’ll need to begin designing your own websites and applications.
- Ideal Especially for Startups
For start-ups, success doesn't happen overnight; it comes from a series of iterative tasks that enables them to find out what the potential customer wants. Build the minimum viable product or service, for example, the one having the smallest possible set of features that solves the customer’s problem. Let the customer see it.
Repeat the process until the customer is happy with the product or service. This process allows start-ups to iterate their way to success. Start with an idea, then refine the idea and product until you’ve achieved your target. Python is the ideal programming language that enable start-ups to achieve this. It makes it possible for you to code fast, creating complex applications with minimum lines of code that are five (5) times less than Java and ten (10) times less than C++ code.
Moving fast from idea to implementation is crucial in the start-up world, so if you are working with start-up companies or that's your target,we recommend that you learn Python. Python can be useful, either as part of the core product or as a supporting utility, whether a given product or service is web-based, mobile, or enterprise. The language can efficiently scale the most complex application and can be effectively managed by a small team.
- Big Corporates prefer Python
matter-of-factly, Google for example favours Python programming languages. The company is always hiring Python developers and they have created lots of their popular products with it.
Many big brands like NASA, Disney, Yahoo,Mozilla, IBM, Nokia, and Google all rely heavily on Python. Since these crporationss use Python, they're always searching for skillful programmers who are proficient in Python. Python web developers are always in high demand and they are offered some decent payment packages, as well.
- Unlimited Resources and Testing Framework
There is a large number of resources like reference manuals, books, tutorials, videos, forums, etc, available for Python developers. If a programmer has any doubt or experiences a bug, he/she can seek help from thousands of Python community members on forums, Twitter, Facebook, Q & A sites, which are omnipresent on the web.
Because Python is an open source programming language, many people always flock and try to improve it, keeping it fresh and up to date with current trends, thereby making it possible to release newer versions of the language.
- Python, a Multifunctional Swiss Knife
So it can be strongly argued that Python is a complete solution for developers and its importance and utility will continue to grow in coming years.
Web development is swift with Python, and that is the reason why it is important for every aspiring developer to learn how to program in Python.
Python is also bundled with an in-built testing framework which covers points like the inclusion of debugging time and fastest workflows.
the language is easy to learn and will provide you with the building blocks you need to diversify and learn other programming languages as well.
Using gadgets and devices incorporating Raspberry Pi will make you to realise how Python programming can truly be a fun in DIY projects.
Lastly, it is the language of choice for all aspiring start-ups.
Job Prospects:With Python on your resume, you may end up with one of the lucrative IT jobs in a big corporation.
And the Job Opportunities include, but not limited to:
- Python Developer
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Research Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
A Diploma Will Be Given Upon Course CompletionAfter successfully completing your Python Programming training at FlamyTech Computer School, the Management will award you a Diploma in Python Programming. Please, note that FlamyTech is duly-registered in Nigeria with RC: 1195702. So, never worry, because the diploma we award is recognized.
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