Programming for Absolute Beginners

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$75.00 $9.99

  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Beginners

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"Whether you plan on learning web, mobile or game development, there is a common foundation you need to master. Programming for Absolute Beginners is designed to teach you the common basics that will come in handy no matter what type of development you want to specialize in.

In this fast-paced, easy-to-understand course, master trainer Mark Lassoff will take you through the basics of developing programs-- and make it easy for you to learn. You'll start off learning input and output, conditionals, loops, and even basic data structures. The course uses the clear and concise Python programming language which has a common syntax with Javascript, C, Java, and many other modern languages. Learning the basics in Python will set you up for success—no matter what language(s) you use in the future.

You'll learn as you complete the engaging video lectures, followed by challenging lab exercises that will guide you through creating your first programs. Programming for Absolute Beginners is where your path to professional begins."


Topics Covered

  • Set up Your programming Environment
  • Write the ""Hello World"" Program
  • Understand the Python Print Command
  • Creating Variables
  • Manipulating Variables with Arithmetic
  • Passing Input via Command Line Arguments
  • The Input() Function
  • The raw_input() function
  • Understanding and using Conditional Statements
  • While Loops
  • Using Lists
  • Using Tuples
  • Using Dictionaries
  • Looping Through an Object with For Loops
  • Creating Classes
  • Understanding Class Initializers
  • Creating and Using Class Instances


PC or Mac


Subject Matter Expert

Mark Lassoff's parents frequently claim that he was born to be a programmer. In the mid-eighties, when the neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and throwing snowballs, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC programming language. Computers and programming continued to be a strong interest in college where Mark majored in Communications and Computer Science. After completing his college career, Mark worked in the software and web development departments at several large corporations. In 2001, on a whim, while his contemporaries were conquering the dot com world, Mark accepted a position training programmers in a technical training center in Austin, Texas. It was there that Mark fell in love with teaching programming, which has been his passion ever since. Today Mark is a top technical trainer, traveling the country providing training for software and web developers. Mark's training clients include the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Discover Card Services, and Kaiser Permanente. He has consulted for companies such as Dell, Target, Lockheed Martin, and government agencies including the US House of Representatives.

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