Course Description

How great would it be to write your own computer program? Or design a web or desktop application that millions of people could enjoy? Both are a possibility if you learn how to code in Python. Python is a very versatile, object-oriented programming language used by startups and tech giants, Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and IBM. Python is also recommended for aspiring developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Cisco calls this the language of IoT.

This course introduces universal computer programming concepts such as data types, containers, functions, conditions, loops, as well as Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment. Course content and delivery will be online via the Cisco Networking Academy CMS.

Upon course completion with additional self-study, participants will be prepared to take the following certification: 

  • PCEP - Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer 

Required preparation: No prior knowledge of programming is needed, though you must be an experienced computer user. Access to a computer with a camera and microphone and robust Internet to use course materials and labs is required. 

Course Outline

This course covers the basics of Python language and introduces participants to Object-Oriented Programming. Upon the completion of this course with additional self-study, participants will be prepared to take the PCEP - Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer Certification.


1. Must be an experienced computer user.

2. Previous knowledge of programming languages is helpful, but not required.

3. Must have access to a computer/laptop with camera and microphone with robust Internet to access course materials and labs.

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Online - Real-time
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9:00AM to 11:30AM
Feb 02, 2023 to Mar 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous (Statewide)  
Course Fee(s)
Hon CC non-credit $795.00
Section Notes

PCEP certification exam is included with training. Expect 5 weekly self-study hours.

Certification exam is included with this course.

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