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Run the gauntlet of Python lab challenges that increase in difficulty but are suitable for Python beginners. This learning path is comprised entirely of lab challenges for you to assess your ability to solve problems using the Python programming language. The challenges are meant to reinforce what you've learned and to provide practice problems to hone your skills. Each challenge is focused around a single task allowing you to cross off bite-sized challenges whenever you can find the time. Cloud Academy provides a web-based integrated development environment for you to complete the challenges in. Simply start a challenge and everything is ready for you in your browser.

Assessed Topics

The challenges assess your ability in the following topics relevant to Python beginners:

  • String manipulation
  • String functions
  • Lists
  • Loops
  • Conditions
  • Arithmetic operators

Intended Audience

This learning path is intended for beginner Python developers.


You must have some experience with Python to succeed in this learning path. If you want to gain experience with Python, the following content is recommended before attempting the learning path:

  1. Introduction to Python  
  2. Python for Beginners  


If you have any feedback or suggestions relating to this learning path, feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com 


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 15m
Python Challenge: Reverse String
Write code to reverse a given string in this lab challenge.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 15m
Python Challenge: Raindrops
Convert a number into a string that contains raindrop sounds corresponding to certain potential factors in this lab challenge.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 20m
Python Challenge: Accumulate
Implement the accumulate operation, which, given a collection and an operation to perform on each element of the collection.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 25m
Python Challenge: Sublist
In this lab challenge, you will write code to determine the containment relationship between two lists.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 25m
Python Challenge: Anagram
Write code to select all the anagrams of a given word from a list of candidates in this lab challenge.
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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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