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This course is designed to be a rigorous introduction to structured programming,

emphasizing object-oriented concepts, modularization, testing, and debugging. Topics may also include decision logic, loops, arrays, file IO, classes, analysis, and formulation of problems for computer solution and the systematic design, construction, and testing of programs.

Course Highlights:

  • Introducing Python
  • Data Types           
  • Control Statements        
  • Functions           
  • Lists and Tuples           
  • Dictionaries and Sets           
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Modules, Packages, and File Operations           
  • Common Automation Tasks   

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Write and run simple scripts
  • Use operators on numerical data types
  • Use looping structures in your programs
  • Implement branching within looping structures such as for and range
  • Define global and local variables
  • Define a function that takes in a variable number of arguments
  • Describe the various methods that are available in lists, and use them in your programs

Lab Fee: Students must purchase a uCertify License in order to access the uCertify materials for this course. Student License is valid for 6 months.

Course Typically Offered: Online in Winter and Summer quarters.

Prerequisites: CSE-41333 Linux Operating System Fundamentals and CSE-41364 Linux System Administration or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Next Step: After completing this course, consider taking CSE-41378 SELinux Fundamentals to continue learning.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email


Course Number: CSE-41366
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Linux System Administration

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