Learning Python

Video description

Python is a great language to get started in the world of programming and application development. This course will help you to take your skills to the next level having a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python.

We begin with the absolute foundation, covering the basic syntax, type variables, and operators. Then we'll move on to concepts such as statements, arrays, operators, string processing, and I/O handling. You’ll learn how to operate tuples, and understand the functions and methods of lists.

We’ll help you develop a deep understanding of list and tuples and you’ll learn about the Python dictionary. As you progress through the course, you’ll learn about function parameters and how to use control statements with the loop. Further on, you’ll see how to create modules and packages, storing of data as well as handling errors. Later, we’ll dive into advanced level concepts such as Python collections and you’ll see how to use class, methods, and objects in Python.

By the end of this course, you’ll have taken your skills to the next level, with a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python.

This course uses Python 2.7.13, while not the latest version available, it provides relevant and informative content for legacy users of Python.

What You Will Learn

  • Use if else statement with loops and see how to break and skip the loop
  • Get acquainted with Python types and operators
  • Create modules and packages
  • Understand slicing, indexing, and string methods
  • Explore advanced concepts such as collections, classes, and objects
  • Get to know dictionary operation and methods
  • Discover the scope and function of variables with arguments and return value


Python is the most popular introductory teaching language in top U.S. computer science universities, so if you are new to software development or maybe you have little experience and would like to start off on the right foot, then this language and this video are what you need. Its amazing design and portability will help you become productive regardless of the environment you choose to work with.

About The Author

Mohit Raj: Mohit Raj is a Python programmer with a keen interest in the field of information security. He completed his bachelor's degree in technology in computer science from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, and his masters in engineering (2012) in computer science from Thapar University, Patiala. He is a C|EH, ECSA from EC-Council USA and a former IBMer. Mohit currently works at Sapient, and has published several articles in national and international magazines. He is the author of Python Penetration Testing Essentials and Python: Penetration Testing for Developers, also by Packt Publishing.

Bhaskar N. Das: Bhaskar N. Das has 8 years' experience in various projects involving application development, maintenance, and support with IBM. He has worked in various technologies and domains including Java, Python, application servers, the cloud, and various database technologies. His domain expertise includes finance and asset management (IT and finance assets). His areas of interest include big data, business finance optimization and scaling, data science, and Machine Learning.

Product information

  • Title: Learning Python
  • Author(s): Mohit Raj, Bhaskar N. Das
  • Release date: November 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788995115