Introduction to Python
In Partnership with the Western Region CFA Societies and Cognitir
Python is a high-level, object-oriented programming language that is used in a variety of projects ranging from data science and machine learning to backend web development. In fact, it is one of the most in-demand programming languages today.
Learning Python is a great entry point into the technical world as the syntax is much easier to learn compared to other programming languages. Because of its syntax simplicity, Python is a common first programming language for business and finance individuals.
But, do not be misinformed though! Just because Python has easier syntax does not make it any less powerful compared to other languages. Many of the world’s tech majors use Python as part of their technical ecosystems.
This one-day, hands-on introductory course teaches students foundational Python concepts and how to use Python’s popular libraries to complete various technical tasks. Students are presented with Python coding challenges throughout the day to test their understanding of the material. The course culminates with a challenging in-class coding project where students apply concepts taught in the course to create a game.
Attendees may use a PC or Mac to access slides and other resources we provide for the class.
What this Course Offers
- A solid Python foundation
- Hands-on Python programming experience
- Introduction to GUIs
- Overview of different development environments
- Overview of popular Python libraries
- Course notes, certificate of completion, and post-seminar email support for 1 year
- An engaging and practical training approach with a qualified instructor with relevant technical, business, and educational experiences
Who Is This For?
This class is relevant for business, finance, and non-business professionals who want to learn Python for data science & machine learning projects, web development, software development, and product management. The business professionals who would most benefit from taking our course include: finance, marketing/advertising, corporate strategy, corporate development, VC/PE, business intelligence, and operations professionals in corporations as well as management consultants and entrepreneurs. Non-business professionals who would benefit from taking this training include professionals in: law, medicine, politics, public health, public policy, and sports analytics.
No prior Python programming experience is required.