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Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner


In this course that’s perfect for true beginners, learn Python basics and start coding right away.

Enrollment is Closed

About this course

Brand new to text-based programming? Check out this hands-on course for an in-depth look at the details of Python layers and concepts. Get ample practice drills and projects, using Jupyter Notebooks on Azure, which require only a browser and an Internet connection. Learn best practices and begin coding almost immediately.

After you explore data types and variables, take a look at strings, input, testing, and formatting. From there, learn about arguments and parameters, along with conditionals and nested conditionals. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create programs that prompt users for input and use conditional (True/False) logic and Python methods to manipulate numbers and text to provide responses to the users, in addition to requesting further input. Plus, learn basic troubleshooting for your code. Sign up, and get started coding right away!

What you'll learn

  • Using Python in Jupyter Notebooks
  • Gathering input and manipulating input/output
  • Building reusable Functions with parameters and return values
  • Decisions and repetition using conditional statements and loops

Meet the instructors

Eric Camplin

Eric Camplin

Senior Content Developer Microsoft

Eric Camplin is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft Learning with a focus on software development for beginning programmers. He has over 17 years of industry experience in various roles including software development in test, program management, engineering management and content development. Additionally, Eric was a Public High School Teacher for 10 years, primarily in Seattle.

  1. Course Number

    DEV236x
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  4. Estimated Effort

    Total 15 to 20 hours