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About This Course

This course provides an introduction the Python language and the functional programming paradigm.


Payment and Registration

You can purchase this course on its own, or as part of our Full Library subscription.


Course Length

This course includes 2 hours of video content. Students who have purchased this course on its own are allowed up to 5 hours of lab time. (Subscribers to the full OnDemand library are given 100 hours of lab time across all courses.)


Course Outline

Through videos and hands-on exercises, participants will learn the basics of using Python, including these topics:

  • Introduction to the features of the Python language
  • Working with variables in Python
  • Using Python collections
  • Flow control in Python
  • Program Structure
  • Working with Libraries in Python

Audience and Prerequisites

This course is intended for students who need to become familiar with Python before progressing to one of the Cloudera developer classes. Familiarity with Java programming, object-oriented programming, and basic computer science concepts is suggested in order to get the most out of this course. However, the class does not refer specifically to big data, data analytics, Cloudera software, or Hadoop, so no experience in those areas is needed.