Python programming for beginners

Python is a popular programming language used by system administrators, data scientists, and developers to create web applications, custom Red Hat Ansible Automation modules, perform statistical analysis, and train AI/ML models.

This Red Hat course introduces the Python language and teaches fundamental concepts like control flow, loops, data structures, functions, file I/O, regular expressions, parsing JSON, and debugging.

This course is based on Python 3 and RHEL 9.0.

Skills Covered

  • Basics of Python syntax, functions and data types
  • How to debug Python scripts using the Python debugger (pdb)
  • Use Python data structures like dictionaries, sets, tuples and lists to handle compound data
  • Learn Object-oriented programming in Python and Exception Handling
  • How to read and write files in Python and parse JSON data
  • Use powerful regular expressions in Python to manipulate text
  • How to effectively structure large Python programs using modules and namespaces
  • How to use third-party libraries using the pip CLI tool.

Who Should Attend

  • System administrators and DevOps personnel who want to use Python to automate operating system tasks
  • Developers from other programming languages who want to learn Python for writing applications
  • AI/ML, data scientists, and engineers who want to use Python for data analysis and machine learning

Course Curriculum


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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