Advanced Python

Advanced Python Courseware (PYT238)

This Advanced Python course delves deep into Python concepts to enhance your skills and knowledge of the language. It covers topics such as lambda functions, advanced list comprehensions, and the Collections module. The course also explores regular expressions, working with data using SQLite, CSV, JSON, and web scraping, as well as testing and debugging techniques. Furthermore, it emphasizes object-oriented programming with classes and objects, inheritance, properties, static and class methods, and understanding decorators. Each section includes hands-on exercises to provide practical experience in applying these advanced Python concepts.

This is the updated version of 55285AC from the retired Microsoft Courseware Marketplace.

Publisher: Webucator


  1. Comprehensive Coverage: The course covers a wide range of advanced Python topics, ensuring that you have a deep understanding of some of the advanced features of the Python language.
  2. Practical Examples: The course includes numerous exercises and examples to illustrate advanced concepts, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios.
  3. Hands-on Learning: Throughout the course, you will work on practical exercises that reinforce your understanding of the material and build your confidence in using advanced Python techniques.
  4. Engaging Content: The courseware is designed to be engaging and easy to follow, helping you to stay motivated and focused on learning.
  5. Experienced Authors: The course is created by expert Python developers with extensive knowledge of advanced Python concepts, ensuring that the material is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date.

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  1. Advanced Python Concepts
    1. Lambda Functions
    2. Advanced List Comprehensions
    3. Rolling Five Dice (Exercise)
    4. Collections Module
    5. Creating a defaultdict (Exercise)
    6. Counters
    7. Creating a Counter (Exercise)
    8. Mapping and Filtering
    9. Mutable and Immutable Built-in Objects
    10. Sorting
    11. Converting list.sort() to sorted(iterable) (Exercise)
    12. Sorting Sequences of Sequences
    13. Creating a Dictionary from Two Sequences
    14. Unpacking Sequences in Function Calls
    15. Converting a String to a Object (Exercise)
    16. Modules and Packages
  2. Regular Expressions
    1. Regular Expression Tester
    2. Regular Expression Syntax
    3. Python’s Handling of Regular Expressions
    4. Green Glass Door (Exercise)
  3. Working with Data
    1. Virtual Environment
    2. Relational Databases
    3. Passing Parameters
    4. SQLite
    5. Querying a SQLite Database (Exercise)
    6. SQLite Database in Memory
    7. Inserting File Data into a Database (Exercise)
    8. Drivers for Other Databases
    9. CSV
    10. Finding Data in a CSV File (Exercise)
    11. Creating a New CSV File
    12. Creating a CSV with DictWriter (Exercise)
    13. Getting Data from the Web
    14. HTML Scraping (Exercise)
    15. XML
    16. JSON
    17. JSON Home Runs (Exercise)
  4. Testing and Debugging
    1. Testing for Performance
    2. Comparing Times to Execute (Exercise)
    3. The unittest Module
    4. Fixing Functions (Exercise)
    5. Special unittest.TestCase Methods
  5. Classes and Objects
    1. Attributes
    2. Behaviors
    3. Classes vs. Objects
    4. Attributes and Methods
    5. Adding a roll() Method to Die (Exercise)
    6. Private Attributes
    7. Properties
    8. Properties (Exercise)
    9. Objects that Track their Own History
    10. Documenting Classes
    11. Documenting the Die Class (Exercise)
    12. Inheritance
    13. Extending the Die Class (Exercise)
    14. Extending a Class Method
    15. Extending the roll() Method (Exercise)
    16. Static Methods
    17. Class Attributes and Methods
    18. Abstract Classes and Methods
    19. Understanding Decorators

Required Prerequisites

  • Basic Python programming experience. In particular, you should be very comfortable with:
    1. Working with strings.
    2. Working with lists, tuples and dictionaries.
    3. Loops and conditionals.
    4. Writing your own functions.

Useful Prerequisites

  • Some exposure to HTML, XML, JSON, and SQL.

Length: 2 days | $90.00 per copy
Labs: Add-on available | $25.49 per lab
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  • Student Manual
  • Student Class Files
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