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Begin your coding journey with our comprehensive online Python course for beginners. Discover why Python is the fastest growing programming language, valued for its clarity, ease, and versatility. Get introduced to Python fundamentals and its most-common applications in data analytics, visualization, and web development. Take your first step into coding and learn Python today.

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Part-Time

6

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Remote

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English

Program overview

Our course is tailored to teach programming for beginners as well as those looking to enhance their coding skills. Here is what you will learn: Start with the basics of coding with Python:
  • Understand variables
  • Explore data types and structures
  • Learn to use control flow mechanisms
  • Discover functions, modules & objects
Advance to practical applications:
  • Analyzing and visualizing data
  • Accessing data from web services (e.g., Google Maps API)
  • Creating your own applications
  • Accessing SQL databases
  • Generating automated reports
Culminate with a hands-on mini-project:
  • Apply all learned skills to a mini-project based on personal interest
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Upcoming Dates

Course dates

Sep 17 - Oct 24

Apply by

Sep 10

Tuition

1'800 EUR

Schedule

  • Mon

    Remote

    • 16.00 - 18.00Q&A Session
  • Tue & Thu

    Remote

    • 16.35 - 17.00Q&A Session
    • 17.00 - 18.00Lecture
    • 18.00 - 20.00Practice

Q&A SessionDuring these sessions, you are totally free to connect and ask any questions about the covered topics.

LectureLearn from our instructors who are experts in their respective fields and get introduced to new topics during live lectures.

PracticeWork on a set of interesting and challenging exercises related to the topics covered in the previous lesson.

Financing options

At Constructor Academy, we believe that finances should never be a barrier to accessing the education and training that can help individuals achieve their goals. That's why we offer a variety of financing options to make our courses more accessible to a diverse range of students. We also work with external organizations that provide financial assistance to those in need.

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What you will learn

  • Week before start

    Introduction session

    Meet the instructors and students during our 1 hour Introduction to the course. Get more information about the curriculum, methods and the tools used during the course. The aim is to set you up and make you feel comfortable with our online learning environment.
  • Week 1

    Python fundamentals

    Day 1: Introduction to Python
    • Learn the tools of the Python programmer.
    • Define variables and manipulate various data types and structures (e.g. strings, numbers, booleans, lists, dictionaries, and tuples).
    • Use different control flow mechanisms (for, while, and if … loops).

    Day 2: Code debugging and modularization
    • Leverage debugging tools to understand how the Python interpreter processes your code and investigate errors.
    • Write functions and organize your code using modules.
    • Learn the concepts specific to Python like list comprehensions.
  • Week 2

    Advanced Python

    Day 1: Object oriented programming
    • Learn what an object is in Python.
    • Write Object-Oriented Programs.
    • Practice designing your code reusability and modularity.

    Day 2: Data Analytics
    • Learn NumPy and Pandas, the most important libraries in Python for manipulating tabular data.
    • Create Jupyter Notebooks, a popular way to explore data with Python.
    • Practice exploring datasets with these tools.
  • Week 3

    Visualization & web scraping

    Day 1: Visualizing data
    • Learn different visualization classifications.
    • Get an overview of Python visualization packages.
    • Create beautiful plots with Matplotlib and Seaborn.
    • Practice reading Python documentation.

    Day 2: Access web data
    • Send HTTP requests from Python.
    • Learn the basics of HTML and parse web pages with Python.
    • Practice acquiring, cleaning, saving and analyzing data from web pages.
  • Week 4

    Web Apps

    Day 1: Access web APIs
    • Learn how the internet works.
    • Learn the interests and uses of Application Programming Interfaces.
    • Practice sending "post" and "get" requests to APIs from Python and reading APIs documentations.

    Day 2: Create a web app
    • Learn web development frameworks in Python.
    • Build a Flask application and use it to create your own API.
  • Week 5

    Databases and automatic reporting

    Day 1: Relational databases and Python
    • Learn fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).
    • Read, write, and analyze data from a SQL database using Python package SQLAlchemy.

    Day 2: Automatic reporting with Python
    • Create automated reports in HTML, PDF, and Excel format using Python.
    • Integrate interactive figures in your reports using Python package Plotly.
  • Week 6

    Mini-project

    Select from a list of projects provided by Constructor Academy or work on a topic of your choice. In both cases, the instructor and TAs will help you to get the most out of it.

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Get ready for the course

Free Python intro course

Online
Self-paced
Free of charge

Dive into Python with our free introductory course covering essential concepts like variables, data types, control flow, loops, and functions. Completing this course will give you a strong grasp of the fundamentals of programming in Python and prepare you for the Python programming short course.

Estimated time to complete: 8 hours

FAQs

  • How is the day by day schedule?

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    Every course starts with a 60-70 mins introduction to a new topic, followed by 2 hours of guided exercises with the help of our teachers and teaching assistants. During Q&A sessions (on Mondays and 20 minutes before each course), you are totally free to connect and ask any questions on Python Programming, either on the course and exercises, or for your personal projects.

  • How is this course different from other self-paced online training?

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    Most self-paced courses are a good place to start. They do not, however, go into the depth of problems early-stage programmers face in their day-to-day coding life nor do they get help when it really matters.That’s not the Constructor Academy philosophy. We’re here for you. Each and every learner gets the attention they deserve from our experienced staff of instructors and mentors.

  • How does Constructor Academy's curriculum differ from other schools?

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    Constructor Academy has trained more than 1000+ Full-Stack Engineers and Data Scientists. This has provided the Constructor Academy team an in-depth understanding of what skills are most in-demand in the market and which parts of technology are of highest importance when working with data.

  • Is there an interview selection for this course?

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    No, the goal is to help you take your first step into coding.

  • Who should attend this course?

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    Anyone who wants to make a jump start into coding in an optimal amount of time and with high quality and personalised support. If you want to: - go from beginner to advanced level, - work on concrete ideas to solve problems, - be able to talk code with developers and data scientists this course is made for you!

  • What coding level do I need?

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    Basic coding knowledge is encouraged no matter the programming language or framework. If you’ve never seen a line of code before, we encourage you to first start with our free Python Intro course. Complete it (8 hours), and you'll be ready to excel in the Python Programming Course.

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Thorben Croisé

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Instructor

Having founded a company in Zurich and having hired over 40 Software Engineers, Thorben has a good idea on what you need to be a professional Software Engineer. Even though in his daily jobs his responsibilities include designing product roadmaps and conducting sales meetings, he still uses Python and JavaScript daily. With a MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a passion for computers from young age, his experience includes almost anything you can do with a computer: From Frontend to Backend Development to Server Deployment and Computer Graphics.

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Dr. Ekaterina Butyugina

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Data Science Program Manager & Instructor

Ekaterina studied mathematics at university and worked as Junior Researcher in Russia where she did her PhD in Continuum Mechanics. Looking for the opportunity to find something close to science but more dynamic and applicable to real life, she joined the Data Science program, then stayed on as a TA and later joined the team as a Data Science Consultant. She likes to work with data and apply both analytical and creative approaches, trying new techniques and sharing them with other people.

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Albin Plathottathil

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Data Science Consultant

Soon after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Albin found his interest in working with large amounts of data. His passion for coding and curiosity to keep learning brought him to Data Science Program at Constructor Academy. His willingness to help others made him an instant class favourite and for this reason, he joined the team as Teaching Assistant mentoring the next students, and later on as a Data Science Consultant.

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