Data Analytics using Python

Find out where a career in analytical coding could lead you

Duration:
11 weeks, one evening per week,
(6.30pm-9.30pm)
Start Date:
26th October
22nd February
Days:
Wednesday
Certification:
IBAT DIPLOMA
Reference Code:
OIPI0PP1
Normal Price:
Online: €952
On-Campus: €1000

This course is starting in October 2022. Apply now!

Python has become one of the most useful and widely used programming languages by both software developers and data scientists. One of the main reasons it is popular as a programming language is that it's a useful and accessible way to learn how to code. It reads almost like plain English and has many features that allow you to write complex tasks very simply. 

At the end of this course students will have:

  • A fundamental understanding of programming and the different techniques and languages used for programming
  • A firm base in procedural programming using Python
  • A fundamental understanding of Python Object Orientated Programming.
  • A sound knowledge of the major libraries used for data analysis: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn.
  • Practical knowledge on how to import, filter, manipulate and save data to CSV files.
  • Ability to use the relevant tools to output data in tabular and graphical format.
  • Recognise the power of Jupyter Notebooks to carry out, report and demonstrate sophisticated and complex data analysis.

Python is the second most popular programming language in 2021, according to TIOBE Index. Python demand in the Irish IT sector is at an all-time high, with forecasts for strong growth in 2020 and 2021.

Course Overview

The course uses a package called Jupyter Notebooks to practice programming. The main emphasis of the course will be hands-on, so students will be required to program for themselves during lectures, and practice outside the classroom. Students should commit to at least 5 hours learning outside of class time each week. 

Due to the interactive nature of the classes the number of students is limited.

What you will Learn

If this all sounds like double Dutch, don’t worry, this introductory-level Phyton programming course is specifically designed for those with little or no previous experience in the area. It provides learners, regardless of their background, to feel justifiably confident in their ability to write code and is ideal for any learner with an interest and motivation to embark in a career in software development.

On this programming course, you’ll go from a complete beginner with no prior programming experience to having a solid understanding of the Python programming language.

You’ll begin by completing basic exercises that focus on the core concepts of programming. As you progress, you’ll learn how to use variables to store, retrieve and calculate information. Then move conditional execution, iteration and many other functions, lists, list processing, objects custom types and, handling exceptions.

Course Content

This is an interactive hands-on course in Python and Jupyter Notebooks

At the end of this course students will have:

  • A fundamental understanding of programming and the different techniques and languages used for programming
  • A firm base in procedural programming using Python
  • A fundamental understanding of Python Object Orientated Programming.
  • A sound knowledge of the major libraries used for data analysis, [NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn].
  • Practical knowledge on how to import, filter, manipulate and save data to CSV files.
  • Ability to use the relevant tools to output data in tabular and graphical format.
  • Recognise the power of Jupyter Notebooks to carry out, report and demonstrate sophisticated and complex data analysis.

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Lecturer Profile

Morgan McKnight
Morgan McKnight/ Lecturer Diploma in Python Programming /
Morgan currently teaches on a number of programming courses in both DCU and IBAT College which include a number of development languages such as JavaScript, PHP and Python.

Career Opportunities

Developers with Python Skills are in high demand given the speediness with which Python programmes can be developed. Reducing project time has a positive benefit to all development projects so organisations are often seeking Python experts. Data Scientists and Analysts also embrace Python as a language meaning there are job opportunities across the industry. 

Possible careers within this field include:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Python Developer
  • Financial Advisor

Python is one of the most popular programming languages for building data analytics in fintech. Python, HTML, and JavaScript are the three most popular coding languages among entry-level programmers, according to GitHub Education.

According to Indeed statistics, Python occupies first place on the list of top skills employers desire in 2021, followed by SQL, Java, and R.

 

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at beginner programmers. No previous knowledge of programming is required. However, to ensure sufficient digital literacy students should be familiar with the core applications such as word-processing, and spreadsheets, at ECDL level or equivalent.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Enquire Now’ or ‘Apply Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

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We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Enquire Now’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

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