Python for Beginners

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Dr. Mohd Zuki Yusoff

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Introduction

This course is aimed at complete beginners who have never programmed before, as well as existing programmers who want to increase their career options by learning Python. The fact is, Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world – Huge companies like Google use it in mission critical applications like Google Search. Python is the number one language choice for machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence. Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level, built-in data structure, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, makes it very attractive for rapid application development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. Python's simple, easy-to-learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python, as an interpreted language, means there is no compilation process required, so the time to write, test, and edit Python programs is greatly reduced. Python is easily ported to different types of operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, and a Python program written on one operating system can be used on another. In this course, participants will master all the Python key concepts starting from Scratch. This course provides the participants with basic knowledge and skills in Python language programming. Specifically, they will learn all the essential Python keywords, operators, statements, and expressions needed to fully understand exactly what they are coding and why - making programming easy to grasp and less frustrating. Furthermore, they will learn the answers to questions like what is Python used for, how Python switch the traditional syntax of code, and more.  

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
  1. have a fundamental understanding of the Python programming language.
  2. acquire the pre-requisite Python skills to move into specific branches - Machine Learning, Data Science, etc.
   

Trainers

Dr. Mohd Zuki Yusoff specializes in embedded systems (microprocessor and microcontroller) teaching/training. In his student years, Dr. Mohd Zuki pursued an undergraduate study in the United States of America. He attended Dutchess Community College (DCC), Poughkeepsie, New York from Winter Semester 1985 to Winter Semester 1986, and undertook courses under an Engineering Science Program. After enrolling for three semesters at DCC, he transferred to Syracuse University (SU), Syracuse, New York, in Fall Semester 1986 majoring in Electrical Engineering. He graduated from SU with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in December 1988. The candidate completed his Master of Science in Communications, Networks Software from Surrey University (UniS), Guildford, England, from September 2000 to September 2001. Dr. Mohd Zuki obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia, in February 2010. His area of PhD study was on brain signal processing. He is a member of the following learned societies and professional body: IEEE, Tau Beta Pi—the National Engineering Honorary Society, Eta Kappa Nu—the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honorary Society, and Board of Engineers Malaysia (as graduate engineer). For the last eighteen years, he has been involved in teaching digital logic design, assembly language (Zilog Z80, Intel 8080/8085/8086/8088/8051, Motorola 6800/6809/68000, Microchip’s 16F/18F microcontrollers, ARM machines) and C programming, advanced embedded systems, microprocessor, microcontroller, analog communications, and digital communication courses while at Universiti Teknologi Petronas. In the recent initiatives, he has been engaged in transforming the curricula of the mentioned courses into outcome-based education (OBE) compliant subjects. Dr. Mohd Zuki was invited by Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL MITEC) in September 2011 to be one of the Board of Study (BOS) members, to give feedbacks on UniKL MITEC’s plan to introduce a new Bachelor of Technology specialization in Instrumentation & Control. He was instrumental in suggesting that microprocessors and microcontrollers, structured programming (C language) and object-oriented programming (C++ and/or JAVA) be comprehensively offered as some of the core courses in the curriculum. Dr. Firas Ousta received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria, in 1997; the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications and networks engineering from American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon, in 2007; and the Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Perak, Malaysia, in 2017. He has been conducting applied research since 2011, producing more than 12 publications and 1 patent application. His research interests include mobility and resource management in wireless networks, End-to-End QoS provisioning, Mobile edge computing, algorithms design, and performance analysis of mobile and computer networks. Since 2017, his main activity has been the design and implementation of optimization-based algorithms for Software Defined Network (SDN) / Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architectures. Currently, he is actively involved in the design of Network Slicing architectures with QoS guarantees. He serves as Editor of the ACEEE international Journal on Communication and International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems. He has served as a member of Technical Program Committee (TCP) of many conferences and workshops. He is also a reviewer on a regular basis for major international conferences in networking and wireless communications. He also serves as a key member of the IEEE 5G and Beyond Roadmap working groups. Dr. Firas is a member of the following learned societies and professional body: IEEE, IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Future Networks, IEEE Software Defined Networks, IEEE Cloud Computing, and Syndicate of Engineers, Syria, since 1997.      

Course Contents

This two-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics):
  1. Overview of Python Programming Language
  2. Python Setup
  3. The Basics of Python
  4. Program Flow Control in Python
  5. Functions in Python
  6. Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
 

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