Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.
In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.
Prerequisites: No pre-requisites or any prior coding experience required.
Learning Python has become one of the most useful skills in the workplace. Many professionals are now regularly using Python-powered applications to easily automate their workflows and make better decisions based on data analytics. There are millions and millions of already written Python lines of code that are ready and available for use. Python is easy to learn and can quickly become an asset for users.
In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn and become familiar with essential, and basic computer programming concepts like data types, containers, functions, conditions, loops, as well as Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment.
With this knowledge you can create your own code as well as edit or modify existing code, the possibilities are literally endless with Python.
Using a structured step-by-step approach, each session will present learners with the knowledge and skills to guide them towards becoming Python programmers. This course is the first one in a series of three. It will provide you with the required foundation to continue your learning journey and grow your skills as a Python programmer.
Upon completion of Python I in-class projects, all learners will receive Stanford Technology Training’s Python Knight Digital Badge.
(No Exam is Required to receive your Python Knight Badge)
An Exam is only required if you wish to obtain the PCEPTM -- Certified Entry Level Python Programmer certification, administered by the Python Institute. The exam is 45 minutes long and has 30 single and multiple choice questions, drag & drop, gap fill, sort, and code insertion |Python 3.x
This workshop will help participants to become prepared for the PCEPTM exam.
Note: All program participants will be provided a voucher for the Python Institute’s PCEPTM- Exam
The “Python Knight Digital Badge” and the PCEPTM certification are credentials that recognize achievement, highlight qualifications and demonstrate that the holder is acquainted with the most essential elements of Python 3.x
Workshop includes six 3-hour sessions, held twice per week for three weeks.
- Python is easy to learn and simple to use
- Python is free, open and multi-platform
- Python is easy to install and deploy
- Python does not take a long time to learn
- Python makes it possible to start programming quickly
- Python is one of the easiest languages for writing new software
- Python is very useful for web and internet development
- Python has a large collection of packages for scientific and numeric computing
- Python has a very large community of active and helpful users
- Python opens many new opportunities for its users
University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.