Designed for people new to programming, this Learning Path provides an ideal entry point for people wanting to learn how to program with the Python scripting language. We begin with an introduction to an Interactive Development Environment and to the basic concepts of programming with the Python language. We are then introduced to how data is stored and represented within a computer, and to the primitive data types used by Python to represent data within programs. We then learn more about how data is stored and collected in memory, what strings are in programming and what the common operators are for manipulating strings. We then learn about Tuples - which are a data type specific to Python. Finally we learn how to create a simple function that outputs a string to the computer console.
By completing this Learning Path you will be able to recognize and explain:
The fundamental concepts of the Python Language
How data is represented within a computer and the primitive data types used by Python
The standard Python collection data types - Lists, Sets and Dictionaries
What srings are in programming and the common operations that can be performed on strings in Python such as indexing and conversions
Tuples what can be done with Tuples
How to create a simple function in Python
We recommend having a basic understanding of computing and access to a computer
Six lectures delivering 90 minutes of self paced learning
2 hands on labs
1 hands on lab challenge
1 assessment exam to prove your Python skills
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Learning Path Steps
Exam: Python for Beginners
Added the Python for Beginners Challenge lab to assess your ability to write code related to the topics covered in the learning path.
About the Author
Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe. His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.