Python Essentials

Take Your Next Step Towards Being A MDAE Certified Data Scientist

10 Hours | Online Course | Free Course

Course Overview:

The course will introduce participants to the general principles of programming as also serve as a detailed introduction to the Python programming language.  Participants will learn how to code in Python.  

  • If you are a programmer but have never worked with Python, the course will provide you a quick bootstrap introduction to Python
  • If you are comfortable with computational capabilities of Microsoft Excel, the course will give you a good idea of when you need to move away from Excel to the domain of Python programming
  • If you have no exposure to any kind of computational work, but are contemplating programming as a skill to be acquired, then the course will give you a good flavor of what programming, especially in Python, entails.  

Any individual who is:

  • Interested in coding and learning to program in Python. 
  • Aspiring to be a data analyst or data scientist, with little or no formal training in the subject.  

  • The course does not require prior programming experience.
  • A desire to think logically will be an asset.
  • An exposure to Microsoft Excel as a computational tool would be an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of logic and flowcharts would be an advantage.
  • Students are encouraged to join the online course from their computer (rather than a mobile phone). It is advised that Python 3.x be installed on the student’s computer, so that the student can experiment with Python code after course hours.

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Meet Prof. Amlesh Kanekar                      Your Course Faculty

Electrical Engineering - Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)
Worked as Senior Director, Digital Banking Consulting, Oracle Financial Services Software

Amlesh Kanekar has 34 years of experience in Information Technology in the Banking & Finance domain. His first 8 years were in Tata Unisys Limited (now merged into Tata Consultancy Services), followed by the next 12 years as an international independent consultant on Unisys products and finally the last 14 years with Oracle Financial Services Software Limited (OFSS). His Leadership roles include Global Consulting Head for Digital Banking, Product development head for Digital Banking, Product QA head for Core Banking and Digital Banking, Delivery head for the virtual bank in Japan for Core Banking & Digital Banking.

Session-Wise Course Curriculum

  • What does it mean to write a computer program?
  • How does a computer program interact with your computer?
  • Understanding the above with a simple Python program.
  • Introduction to the simplest of Python IDEs – IDLE.
  • Introduction to the Python print statement.
  • What is a data type? What is a variable?
  • Introduction to basic python data types with python code examples.
  • Revisit the print statement using variables.
  • Introduction to the Python input statement.
  • Python arithmetic operators.
  • Python operations on the string data type.
  • Revisit the input statement using strings.
  • Iterable data types – the need for them, how they work.
  • Introduction to the Python list data type and operations.
  • Importance of iterative, indexable, subscriptable, mutable data types.
  • Iteration – the list date type, the range function, the for loop.
  • Python in-built functions.
  • What are functions?
  • An overview of the basic Python in-built functions.
  • Writing your own function in Python.

Alumni Track Record!

MDAE alumni working in diverse roles across leading companies.

Arushi Mishra 

Data Consultant

Vallari Naik

 Trainee Decision Scientist

Pooja Joshi

  Senior Research Analyst

Nishitha Mehta

Risk Analyst

Swati Shrimali

 Business Analyst

Ujas Shah

  Research Analyst



What Our Students Say About Our Faculty  

"Prof. Amlesh was an exceptional guiding force. Everything I have learned about Python through his course not only helped me for the exam, but I believe will help me a long way. He was patient with every student and every doubt. He made sure that everyone was comfortable with the pace he was going at. Apart from that, his course was also very well structured, Learning coding this way, in a step by step manner has really cleared my basics, which makes it easier for me not just to get comfortable with python, but every other programming language. The handouts provided were of great help as well, because during the lecture or even while practicing, there was a guide available to us on every step of the way. Overall, I believe that Prof. Amlesh's course was outstanding in every way and I look forward to learning more from him if the academy gives me the opportunity."

Sana Parikh 

"Prof Amlesh is the most patient and eloquent professor ever. I have no background in data and programming, and he made everything seem so easy and understandable, that it never felt like I haven't done this before. He was always approachable, and always very open to helping students actually learn."

Neelesha Dhawan

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