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Introduction to Programming with Python

  • Length 2 days
  • Price  NZD 2350 exc GST
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Why study this course

Python® is one of the most popular programming languages for software developers, particularly within the fields of data science, data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and web development.

Whether you're relatively new to programming or have experience in other programming languages, this Python training course will provide you with a comprehensive first exposure to the Python programming language for a quick start in Python, or as the foundation for further learning and advanced courses.

In this course, you'll learn elements of the Python 3 language, Python syntax, and development strategies by creating a complete program that performs a wide range of operations on a variety of data types, structures, and objects; implements program logic through conditional statements and loops; structures code for reusability through functions, classes, Python classes, and modules; reads and writes files; and handles error conditions.

This course helps to prepare you for the Python Institute's Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (Exam PCEP-30-0x). The course content is 91% aligned to the exam. If you are pursuing certification, you may wish to consider the Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (PCEP) course, which fully aligns to the PCEP™ exam.

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fee but can be purchased separately. Please contact us for a quote.

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What you’ll learn

In this course, you'll develop simple command-line programs in Python, specifically:

  • Set up Python and develop a simple application

  • Declare and perform operations on simple data types including strings, numbers, and dates

  • Declare and perform operations on data structures including lists, ranges, tuples, dictionaries, and sets

  • Write conditional statements and loops

  • Define and use functions, classes, and modules

  • Manage files and directories through code

  • Deal with exceptions

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Python at Lumify Work

Lumify Work's Python offering has been refreshed to include courses which fully align to certifications from the Python Institute. Our courses are delivered by Python programming experts who can structure their topic flow to your goals and functions, whether it's Python for automation or for data science or for finance.

Who is the course for?

This Python introduction course is designed for people who want to learn the Python programming language in preparation for using Python to develop software for a wide range of applications, such as data science, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and web development.

Course subjects

Lesson 1: Setting Up Python and Developing a Simple Application

  • Topic A: Set Up the Development Environment

  • Topic B: Write Python Statements

  • Topic C: Create a Python Application

  • Topic D: Prevent Errors

Lesson 2: Processing Simple Data Types

  • Topic A: Process Strings and Integers

  • Topic B: Process Decimals, Floats, and Mixed Number Types

Lesson 3: Processing Data Structures

  • Topic A: Process Ordered Data Structures

  • Topic B: Process Unordered Data Structures

Lesson 4: Writing Conditional Statements and Loops

  • Topic A: Write a Conditional Statement

  • Topic B: Write a Loop

Lesson 5: Structuring Code for Reuse

  • Topic A: Define and Call a Function

  • Topic B: Define and Instantiate a Class

  • Topic C: Import and Use a Module

Lesson 6: Writing Code to Process Files and Directories

  • Topic A: Write to a Text File

  • Topic B: Read from a Text File

  • Topic C: Get the Contents of a Directory

  • Topic D: Manage Files and Directories

Lesson 7: Dealing with Exceptions

  • Topic A: Handle Exceptions

  • Topic B: Raise Exceptions


  • Appendix A: Major Differences Between Python 2 and 3

  • Appendix B: Python Style Guide

  • Appendix C: Mapping Python Course Content to Python Institute Certification Exams


It would be helpful to have some experience in programming in an object-oriented language, but even without experience, this course is beneficial to those who are new to programming.

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The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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