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MTA 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python LiveLessons (Video Training)

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  • Copyright 2019
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-530161-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-530161-6

4+ Hours of Video Instruction

Learn the fundamentals of Python programming and prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python.


In MTA 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python LiveLessons, you learn the fundamentals of writing syntactically correct Python code to solve real-world programming problems. You also gain hands-on experience to prepare for Microsoft MTA exam 98-383.

Drawing on his experience as a Python programmer and trainer, Brian Overland guides you from the absolute basics of Python programming all the way to troubleshooting, error handling, and beyond. One step at a time, you learn how to perform Python assignments, decipher Boolean and numeric data types, construct Python strings, perform indexing and slicing string operations, perform input and output operations, manage flow with decisions and loops, write to a text file, handle exceptions, and import and use Python packages.

Throughout, Brian covers the MTA exam 98-381 objective domains logically and provides opportunities to review and practice fundamental concepts and techniques. Topics are organized into bite-sized, self-contained lessons, so you can learn key Python skills quickly and easily. This video course, along with additional study, can help you achieve the hours of instruction and hands-on experience recommended to take the exam and demonstrate your mastery of fundamental Python concepts.

Skill Level


Learn How To

• Perform Python assignments

• Decipher Boolean and numeric data types

• Construct Python strings

• Perform indexing and slicing string operations

• Perform input and output operations

• Manage flow with decisions and loops

• Write to a text file

• Handle exceptions

• Import and use Python packages

• Prepare for the Microsoft MTA exam 98-383: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS

Who Should Take This Course

• Aspiring programmers who want to learn programming fundamentals using Python

• Programmers experienced in other languages who need to quickly get up-to-speed on Python fundamentals

• Candidates taking Microsoft exam MTA 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python

Course Requirements

 Basic experience using text editors and managing files; no Python experience necessary

About Pearson Video Training

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Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson.

Sample Content

Table of Contents



Lesson 1:  Python Assignments and Numbers

                   Learning objectives           

1.1              Perform Python assignments            

1.2              Understand numeric and Boolean data types


Lesson 2:  Document and Structure Code: Strings and Functions

                   Learning objectives            

2.1              Construct Python strings           

2.2              Perform indexing and slicing string operations         

2.3              Define and call Functions


Lesson 3:  Perform Input and Output Operations

                   Learning objectives         

3.1              Perform conversion, input, and output            

3.2              Build and manage lists


Lesson 4:  Control Structures

                   Learning objectives           

4.1              Manage flow with decisions            

4.2              Manage flow with loops


Lesson 5:  File Input/Output (I/O)

                   Learning objectives           

5.1              Open and write to a text file           

5.2              Read a file


Lesson 6:  Troubleshooting and Error Handling

                   Learning objectives           

6.1              Understand errors and the runtime environment           

6.2              Handle exceptions


Lesson 7:  Python Packages: Modules and Tools

                 Learning objectives          

7.1              Import Python packages            

7.2              Use Python packages




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