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Can I learn Python in a Month

Venkatesan M
Apr 25, 2017 1:32:00 PM


The question is simple! Can you learn Python coding in a month? Before we get into that we should learn why Python! There are several reasons why one need to learn  Python programming as a career choice. Python is a general-purpose interpreted, interactive, object-oriented and high-level programming language used for general-purpose programming, as it is simple and readable. Currently Python is the most popular Language in IT. Python has figured in varying degrees among the top programming languages for many years. Google, Microsoft, Facebook all use Python coding in some degrees.

Well, at least it’s “easier” when compared to many of the other programming languages available to you. There isn’t a lot of ceremony to Python’s syntax, which makes it readable even when you’re not a Python expert. My experience is that learning and teaching Python through examples is easier than approaching, say, Ruby or Perl the same way, since the syntax of Python has far fewer rules and special cases. The focus isn’t on language intricacies, it’s on what you want to accomplish with your code.

Several libraries have been created for Python related to IT Infrastructure, Data Analytics, mathematics, physics and natural processing due to its use in the educational field. Tech giants like Google and Yahoo along with NASA, PBS, and Reddit use Python for their websites.

If you do not want to specialize in Python but want to be good versatile and professional coder, knowledge of Python is important. So that brings us back to our original question, can you learn Python coding in a month?

Can I learn Python in a month?

Apparently yes you can! First and foremost requirement to learn Python (within a month or not) is knowledge of coding and a little bit pro efficiency in any other language like C, C++, C#, Java etc. If you have the workable knowledge of any of these languages, you can learn Python in a month. Even if you don’t have any prior Programing knowledge on any programming, still you can learn  Python in month.  Here is how!

Learning basic Python syntax takes 2 days(including oops). But if you want to get comfortable writing code, it might take some time. You might be adding semicolons at the end of lines and similar mistakes since you have experience in C and Java.

You should then start off by doing some project. Make sure it covers all the concepts like lists, strings, classes, objects. One such live online course that teaches you python with a project is Mastering Python Training | .Coming to advanced concepts, it all depends on your interests. The Python training Offered by myTectra you will learn a lot about Python from beginner to Expert Level.

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Here is a complete timeline to learn Python programming. The blow timeline prepared based on 8-10 hours per week i.e 2 hours per day for 5 days in week.

  • For basic syntax: 2-3 days, you can complete in 2 day tho if you are focused and dedicated.
  • 4 days to learn Functions, Modules, Exceptions, File Handling, etc.
  • 4-5 Days for Objected Oriented Python
  • 2 days to learn regular expression and data structure
  • 5-6 Days to learn advanced Python like GUI development, Network Programming, Python with mySQL Database, Socket Programming, etc.
  • 2 days for basic Framework  

If you need to learn some advanced frameworks like flask and Django, it would take around 10-15 days each framework and I’m talking about learning framework basics not mastering them.To speed up your learning process maybe you can enroll in some course if you wish to.

If you need to learn python on full day ( 8 hours per day ) it takes about 4 days to master Python concepts and about 2 full days to learn frameworks like Django and Flask.


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