Learn Python with Skillsoft
Skillsoft offers extensive resources geared toward online Python training. Expert-led online courses, books, virtual labs, and practice tests are included in our IT portfolio. Online Python courses available include:
- Python: The Basics
- Python: Classes and Modules
- Python: Iteration and Exceptions
- Python: Web Application Development
- Python for Data Science – Introduction to Python for Data Science
- Python for Data Science – Complex Data Engineering in Python
What is Python?
Python is an open-source, high-level programming language. Created in 1991, it has gained widespread popularity. Python is hailed as a clean, simple, easy-to-learn language – often a great starting point for new developers. It’s popular for building web apps and
desktop applications, especially in the fields of science, film, and animation.
An early pioneer of Python wrote the Zen of Python to summarize the philosophy behind the language. A partial excerpt:
- Beautiful is better than ugly.
- Explicit is better than implicit.
- Simple is better than complex.
- Complex is better than complicated.
- Flat is better than nested.
- Sparse is better than dense.
- Readability counts.
Who Learns Python?
Python is great for web developers to learn at any stage in their career. It’s especially helpful to learn as a first language, because it uses many English words in its syntax.
Specific roles that might require learning Python include:
- Full-stack Engineer
- Web Developer
- Back-end Developer
- Data Analyst
- Business Intelligence Engineer
How Do You Learn Python?
As with many programming languages, you can teach yourself how to code, take classes, watch tutorials, or learn from a professional.
Is There an Official Python Certification?
No, there is no official, centralized body that issues certifications for proficiency in Python. Python developer skills are assessed by considering years of experience, performance on coding exercises, Python content in your portfolio or GitHub repository, or completion of Python training courses.
Python Fundamentals: Web Automation Testing Using Selenium 2
This video is a sample from Skillsoft’s video course catalog. After watching this video, you will be able to perform web automation testing using Robot with the Selenium 2 test library.