Learn Python® – the fastest growing programming language in the world

Python is the programming language that opens more doors than any other, and the more you understand Python, the more you can do in the 21st Century. With a solid knowledge of Python, you can work in a multitude of jobs and a multitude of industries.

Software Engineer, Software Developer, Machine Learning Engineer, AI Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Data Scientist, Project Manager, Systems Administrator, Security Engineer, Tester... The jobs that involve Python are varied and interesting. And there are many of them.

The choices you make every day shape your reality and determine who you are, but your life-changing decisions determine who you become. Here at OpenEDG, we believe in the value of education and certification, and in the power of life-changing decisions.

Follow one of the OpenEDG Python Institute professional development programs, learn, certify your skills to kickstart your career as a developer, and achieve the ultimate goal – landing your dream job.

Complete the course and get an education that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need in order to succeed in your chosen career. Pass the exam and obtain industry certification, and you will be in possession of the right tools to get the job you want. The right industry-recognized certification opens the right doors, and allows you to take full advantage of all the opportunities you find on the other side.





Why learn Python?

Python Institute courses are distinguished by their affordability, friendliness, and openness to the student. They all start from the absolute basics, guiding you step by step to complex problems, making you a competent and responsible software creator able to undertake different challenges in many positions in the IT industry. Having said that, there are at least five good reasons why you should learn Python:


  • Have employment security: We're living in the era of technology, in a world where technological progress never stops, and where people use numerous Python-powered devices on a daily basis, whether they realize it or not. In this world, there is an extremely high demand for programmers, and nothing indicates that this will change any time soon, if at all.

  • Earn a decent salary: Free, open-source and easy-to-learn, Python now dominates the Internet landscape, and the salaries of its programmers reflect this. With a strong foothold in the Internet of Things and AI, among others, Python Developers are now among the highest-paid programmers in the tech industry.

    At any one time, there are upwards of 100,000+ unfulfilled Python jobs around the world, and currently the supply of qualified Python programmers is unable to match the demand. With the ever-increasing reliance on the Internet, and with Python playing an ever-growing role, the salary of the average Python programmer is almost surely to rise.

  • Work remotely: Most programming jobs are based in North America and Western Europe, but even if you can't get to either of those places, wherever you are right now, you can be sure that your Python skills are in great demand, and you will be paid for them.

    According to an analysis carried out by The Economist, only 13% of the jobs analyzed in 2011 in a thread called "Who is hiring" mentioned the possibility of remote work. Ten years later, in 2021, it was more than 75%, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating that change. And since programming requires little more than a computer with access to the Internet, more and more employees have the opportunity to work remotely from the comfort of their homes.

  • No need for CS/IT degree: Programmers typically need a bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, or a related field, such as mathematics or engineering, but an increasing number of programming jobs, especially those related to the more specific fields of industry, no longer require this as a prerequisite. Instead, companies and recruiters are far more interested in your programming skills and project portfolio, your expertise in a given field, and any industry-recognized credentials that can help you land a job.

    Programmers can become certified in programming languages, or for specific products, and certain companies require that their programmers be certified in the products they use, or in order to set a benchmark of programming proficiency, skills and expertise each programmer should demonstrate.

  • Become a creator: Last but not least, programming skills will not only get you familiar with how software, apps, and devices work, but they will also give you a chance to translate your ideas into digital, working, and more tangible forms. This is probably one of the most fun, satisfying, and enjoyable advantages to programming – having a real impact on things, building them, and developing different features. Write your own computer programs, create your own apps, and put your thoughts and ideas to life!

Learn with Edube Interactive™ – the Learning Tool

Edube Interactive is not just another learning platform – it takes your learning and assessment experience to the next level. With Edube, you learn to program by doing, with all the most important elements of interactive learning scenarios, gamified motivation systems, and well-planned learning paths.

Study, practice, and certify:

✔ Test and experiment with your code in the Sandbox – an online, browser-based programming environment integrated with the courses and study resources.

✔ Put what you've learned into practice – perform lab scenarios, and take assessment tests to see how well you've mastered the programming concepts and techniques covered by the course.

✔ Finally, take the certification exam to earn industry-recognized credentials, pursue a career in IT and programming, and land your dream job.



Your goal is our goal!

All our courses cover both theoretical and practical concepts that are essential for interacting with real-life programming tasks and situations. They contain quizzes, tests, interactive assessments, and lab exercises that facilitate the understanding of programming concepts and the conversion of knowledge into practical skills. They have been designed and reviewed by experienced faculty and industry professionals, with the goal of meeting current market trends, and equipping you with a handset of skills for careers in software development, IT, and related technologies.

The courses are aligned with industry certifications which help to validate your skills and gain recognition for your programming expertise. They cover all the levels of programming language proficiency: entry, associate, and professional.

Edube Interactive is a fully integrated learning and assessment system that takes you all the way from beginner to expert, and prepares you for the real world of programming.



STUDY RESOURCES

CHECK OUT OUR COURSES

BEGINNER


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Python Essentials – Part 1 (Basics)

Level: Beginner | Length: 6-7 weeks (Suggested: 6-7 hours/week) | Language: English, Spanish | Cost: Free

This course is the first in a 2-course series that will prepare you for the PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer certification exam, and help you build the essential foundations for the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification exam.

The main goal of the course is to guide you from a state of complete programming illiteracy to a level of programming knowledge which allows you to design, write, debug, and run programs encoded in the Python language, and to understand the basic concepts of software development technology.

The course will prepare you for jobs and careers connected with widely understood software development, which includes not only creating the code itself as a junior developer, but also computer systems design and software testing.


For more information about the course, click here:

INTERMEDIATE


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Python Essentials ‒ Part 2 (Intermediate)

Level: Intermediate | Length: 8 weeks (Recommended: 7-8 hours/week) | Language: English, Spanish | Cost: Free

This course is the second in a 2-course series that will prepare you for the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification exam at Pearson VUE.

The course picks up where Python Essentials – Part 1 leaves off. Its main goal is to teach you the skills related to the more advanced aspects of Python programming, including modules, packages, exceptions, file processing, as well as general coding techniques and object-oriented programming (OOP).

The course is recommended for aspiring developers who are interested in pursuing careers connected with Software Development, Security, Networking, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

For more information about the course, click here:



INTERMEDIATE


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Testing Essentials with Python
(Coming Mid 2022)

Length: 5-6 weeks hours (Suggested: 6-7 hours/week)
Language: English
Cost: Free

This course introduces the main concepts, conventions, and techniques used in automated testing using the Python programming language, and prepares you for the PCAT™ – Certified Associate in Testing with Python certification exam.

The main goal of the course is to teach you the basics of Python software testing, focusing on such aspects as the essential terminology and definitions, testing methodologies and best practices, unit testing, software engineering and testing principles, software decomposition, and the test-driven development approach.

The course will prepare you for jobs and careers connected with widely understood software development and software testing practices, which includes such job roles as software developer, software engineer, software tester, and QA engineer.



INTERMEDIATE


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Data Analysis Essentials with Python
(Coming 2022/2023)

Length: 5-6 weeks (Suggested: 7-8 hours/week)
Language: English
Cost: Free

This course teaches you how to use Python to perform data mining, data analysis, and data visualization operations, and it prepares you for the PCAD – Certified Associate in Data Analytics with Python certification exam.

The main goal of the course is to introduce you to the main concepts, best practices, and essential tools utilized in the field of data analytics, as well as familiarize you with the role of a data scientist in the entire data analytics pipeline.

The course will prepare you for jobs and careers connected with software development and data science, which includes such job roles as data analyst, marketing analyst, and software engineer.



ADVANCED

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Advanced Classes and Object-Oriented Programming in Python

Level: Advanced | Length: 5-6 weeks (Suggested: 7-8 hours/week) | Language: English | Cost: Free

This course is the first in a 5-course series that will prepare you for the CSPP1 – Certified Specialist in Python Programming and PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification exam.

This course gives you the opportunity to dive into more advanced programming in the Python language and related technologies as well as advanced notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming.

You will learn about classes, instances, attributes, and methods; shallow and deep operations, polymorphism, special methods, static and class methods, abstract classes, method overriding, composition, inheritance, subclassing, encapsulation, advanced techniques of exception handling, serialization of Python objects (the pickle module), the shelve module, decorators, and metaprogramming.

After the course you will be able to design and create Python programs using the object-oriented approach, as well as acquire the essentials skills necessary for professional use of the Python language and land a job in software development.


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Best Practices and Standardization

Level: Advanced | Length: 2 weeks (Suggested: 5 hours/week) | Language: English | Cost: Free

This course is the second in a 5-course series that will prepare you for the PCPP1 - Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification exam.

In this course you will learn about the best practices, standardization, and coding conventions in the Python Language.

You will learn about PEP 8 and how to implement the conventions for code comprising the standard library in the main Python distribution. You will also learn about the Zen of Python (PEP 20) and the principles that influence the design of Python code. Finally, you will become familiar with PEP 257 and the docstring conventions.

After the course you will know how to implement the best coding practices and conventions using the Python language professionally. You will be able to write better and more effective code, and know how to avoid the most common errors and mistakes.





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Introduction to GUI Programming in Python (TkInter)

Level: Advanced | Length: 3-4 weeks hours (Suggested: 6-7 hours/week) | Language: English | Cost: Free

This course is the third in a 5-course series that will prepare you for the PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification exam.

In this course you will learn how to create Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) in Python using the tkinter package, a popular windowing toolkit that comes with Python as part of its Standard Library.

You will learn how to construct a GUI using basic blocks and conventions, as well as how to use widgets, windows, and events.

After the course you will be able to create countless Python GUI applications, such as a calculator, a Tic-Tac-Toe game, or a simple editor and form. Most importantly, you will gain fundamental skills and knowledge that will let you design, create, and implement your own real-world GUI projects using Python and the TkInter package.


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ADVANCED

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Working with RESTful APIs

Level: Advanced | Length: 3-4 weeks (Suggested: 6-8 hours/week) | Language: English | Cost: Free

This course is the fourth in a 5-course series that will prepare you for the PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification exam.

In this course you will learn the basic concepts of network programming in Python, how to use sockets, and how to communicate with RESTful APIs using CRUD methods.

You will also get familiar with JSON and XML files, and learn HTTP methods such as: GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE.

After the course you will be able to communicate with external resources and servers using the HTTP protocol and sockets. The course will help you gain skills and knowledge required in network programming and web development.



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Processing different kinds of text files

Level: Advanced | Length: 3-4 weeks (Suggested: 6-7 hours/week) | Language: English | Cost: Free

This course is the fifth in a 5-course series that will prepare you for the PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification exam.

In this course you will learn how to process different kinds of files and manipulate data in Python.

You will learn how to interact with SQLite databases (the sqlite3 module), create and process XML files (the xml module), read, write and process csv files (the csv module), create and process log messages from Python programs (the logging module), and manage configuration files (the configparser module).

After the course you will be able to work with different kinds of data files from various sources, and use them in projects requiring data manipulation and file processing. The course will help you gain skills and knowledge required in data analysis, software development, and troubleshooting.



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