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Beginning Courses in Python Programming Basics

With Treehouse, you can get beginner and expert courses learning Python. If you haven’t used Python before, Python is a backend or server-side programming language. Python is consistently rated as one of the easier languages to learn, so it’s a great programming language if you’re new to coding. Python is used in a myriad of ways, including web development, AI, data analysis, gaming, and much more. Notable companies like Facebook, Google, NASA, Amazon, and Netflix all utilize Python to some degree. Check out our library of content to see what you’ll be learning about Python with Treehouse.

At Treehouse, you get to choose the pace you learn. Whatever speed of learning feels best to you will work. As you take our courses, you’ll learn about how to apply Python in the real-world, preparing you for a job in the industry.

All of our courses are labeled by skill level, so beginners, intermediate skill levels, and experts can all find something useful in our library. Whether you’re brand new and starting from the very basics or just want to learn highly advanced concepts, Treehouse is the right learning solution.

With this amount of flexibility and customization, anyone can make Treehouse work for their learning style. Our courses help you fully understand all of the concepts you learn, rather than just relying on rote memorization. Our courses turn students into confident programmers.

As you work through our gamut of courses, you’ll get to build and create a portfolio of real-world projects that will make you a great prospect when you start searching for jobs. With Treehouse’s practices, challenges, workshops, exercises, and more, you’ll be able to learn Python in no time.

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Basic Python Development Classes for New Students

Treehouse can help new students learn Python from the ground up. Initially developed in the 1980s by Guido Van Rossum, Python has quickly become one of the most widely used and popular programming languages out there. Since it was modeled after the English language, it’s easier to read, write, and comprehend than other languages. It was also named after the famous comedy group Monty Python.

Python is a server-side language, which means it can process user inputs, interact with databases and servers, and much more. Python is a great language to learn since it is used in so many different industries, including healthcare, marketing, financial services, etc. This versatility means that Python developers are always in high demand. As one of the fastest growing programming languages, it’s only going to become a more desirable skill.

Using Treehouse’s virtual learning environment, you’ll be able to learn this popular, in-demand skill yourself even if you already have a full-time job or responsibilities. That’s because of Treehouse’s self-paced nature. You can pick up where you left off at any time, and work on developing your skills with our courses. Even with a full-time job, many students are able to complete courses in as little as three months. In three months, you’ll have a deep understanding of the course you take, not just surface-level knowledge.

This is due in no small part to our amazing teaching staff. Our teaching staff are experts in their own right, and they know how to guide you through the courses to help you grasp the concepts and learn how to apply them. Since our teachers know what employers look for, they’ll be able to teach you how to actually use your skills in the real-world. These curriculums are engaging and they keep your skills sharp throughout, so you feel confident with them when you complete a course.

The Treehouse Slack is another fantastic resource for our students. With access to this Slack, you’ll be introduced to a community of like-minded individuals who are also trying to develop their skills. You’ll be able to talk to other students about your classes and the concepts you’re learning, as well as connect directly with teachers and staff.

No matter what stage you’re at with Python, you can find something in Treehouse to help you. Even if you already have a career, you’ll find that Treehouse is the perfect place to keep up with the changes and latest developments with the Python language. It’s also a great place to learn a new advanced skill to help you go further in your career.

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The built-in code editor will assist you with your markup. This will help you identify any potential issues as you practice your coding skills. This ensures you will pick up on any mistakes you make early on, which will help you to correct these mistakes and give you a good foundation from which to progress. This is just one of several available tools to help you be successful.

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    Virtual Training for New Learners

    Being one of the most popular programming languages today, Python can be used for almost any task. Part of what makes Python so versatile are the wide variety of frameworks and libraries that have been created. For example, Djanho and Flask are frameworks that can help you create a web application. Numpy and Pandas are libraries that help with data analysis and data science. Matplotlib and Seaborn are used for data visualization. These are just a few popular frameworks and libraries you may come across in your Python journey. As a new learner, you’ll gradually learn all of the different facets and possibilities that Python can afford you.

    Treehouse has a wide array of Python tracks to help you customize your skill set. You’ll learn skills and concepts like structuring your code, Python basics, sequences, functions, comparisons and much more. As you complete tracks, your skill set and your overall understanding of the different aspects of Python will grow. You’ll be able to develop all of the skills you need to land a job programming with Python.

    Our learning tools help you every step of the way. Tools like interactive videos and exercises help you to understand the concepts and apply them, while quizzes and other review tools help you make sure that you fully grasp everything before moving on.

    With only 30 minutes a day, you can actually learn and develop these programming skills. At Treehouse, we believe that anyone and everyone should have easy access to the tools needed to learn how to code. If you want to add these skills to your arsenal and become proficient in Python, Treehouse can help. Check out our library of content and start your learning journey with Treehouse today.

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