Python Scripting and Automation

The Python Scripting and Automation course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in utilizing the Python programming language for automating tasks, impr...

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The Python Scripting and Automation course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in utilizing the Python programming language for automating tasks, improving workflow efficiency, and enhancing productivity. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and hands-on exercises, this course equips students with the ability to create powerful scripts and automated processes that can significantly streamline various aspects of their work.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of cloud computing, including service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), deployment models (public, private, hybrid, multi-cloud), and cloud benefits and challenges.
  • Learn the principles of cloud design and architecture, including scalability, availability, security, performance, and cost optimization.
  • Gain insights into various cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and their offerings, allowing you to make informed decisions based on specific project requirements.
  • Explore the key components of cloud architecture, such as virtualization, containers, microservices, serverless computing, and software-defined networking.
  • Develop skills to design highly available and fault-tolerant applications in the cloud by leveraging techniques like redundancy, load balancing, and distributed data storage.
  • Discover security best practices for cloud environments, including identity and access management, encryption, compliance, and monitoring.
  • Master strategies for optimizing costs in the cloud, including resource allocation, scaling strategies, reserved instances, and cost monitoring.
  • Gain hands-on experience through practical exercises and case studies that simulate real-world cloud design and architecture challenges.
  • Learn about cloud migration strategies and techniques to smoothly transition existing on-premises applications to the cloud.
  • Explore emerging trends in cloud computing, such as edge computing, AI/ML integration, and serverless architecture patterns.

Course Outline

Course Outline For Python Scripting and Automation

Introduction to Python Scripting and Automation

  • Understanding the role of scripting and automation in modern workflows
  • Overview of Python's suitability for automation tasks
  • Setting up the development environment: installing Python and necessary tools.

Python Essentials Review

  • Quick review of fundamental Python concepts: variables
  • data types
  • loops
  • and conditional statements
  • Functions and modular programming for efficient code organization.

Working with Files and Directories

  • Reading and writing data to files
  • Navigating and manipulating directories using Python and Bulk file operations and batch processing.

Automating Data Manipulation

  • Utilizing Python libraries for data manipulation
  • such as pandas.
  • Extracting
  • transforming
  • and loading (ETL) data automatically.
  • and Handling CSV
  • JSON
  • and other common data formats.

Web Scraping and Automation

  • Introduction to web scraping and its applications.
  • Using libraries like Beautiful Soup and requests to extract information from websites.
  • and Automating web interactions: form submission
  • data retrieval
  • etc.

Interacting with APIs

  • Understanding Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
  • Making API requests using Python's requests library.
  • Processing API responses and automating data retrieval.

GUI Automation

  • Introduction to GUI (Graphical User Interface) automation.
  • Using libraries like PyAutoGUI to automate mouse and keyboard actions.
  • Creating scripts to interact with desktop applications

Task Scheduling and Automation

  • Automating tasks on a schedule using Python's scheduling libraries. and Introduction to cron jobs (on Unix-based systems) and Task Scheduler (on Windows).

Error Handling and Logging

  • Implementing error handling techniques to create robust scripts.
  • Utilizing logging to monitor script execution and troubleshoot issues.

Real-World Automation Projects

  • Collaborative session on designing and implementing real-world automation projects.
  • Peer review and feedback on automation scripts developed during the course

Course Delivery Format

Instructor-led presentations, Hands-on exercises and lab session, Cases studies and real world scenarios, Group discussions and knowledge sharing.

Course Prerequisites

Basic understanding of programming concepts. and Familiarity with Python syntax (recommended but not mandatory).

Career Path

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Information security analyst -GRC
  • IT auditor
  • Third-party risk analyst
  • Information Security Manager /ISO 27001 Consultant (implementing & auditing)
Career Path

Target Audience

  • Professionals from various industries seeking to automate repetitive tasks and enhance their work efficiency.
  • Software developers and programmers looking to expand their skill set to include automation using Python.
  • System administrators and IT personnel interested in automating system management and maintenance tasks.
  • Anyone interested in harnessing the capabilities of Python for automating daily activities.

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What is the structure of The course?

The course is broken down into individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Is there a Certificate of completion?

Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a Certificate of completion displaying your full name, course completed as well as the date of completion. You can print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.

Is there any downloadable course materials or transcript?



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