• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore Python and how Python can be used to create and manage automation in an IT environment.

Learning Objectives

Python Automation Programming

  • identify how Python can be used to automate processes and operating system tasks
  • install Python 3 on Linux, Windows, and Mac
  • use the PIP Package Manager to manage Python packages on Windows 10
  • use variables and operators to manipulate strings and numbers
  • work with functions and loops to process data
  • use lists, tuples, and dictionaries in Python
  • create and run a basic Python script
  • perform file operations, like open, close, read, and write, on text-based files
  • manipulate CSV files within a Python script
  • process JSON files within a Python script
  • parse XML files within a Python script
  • use Python to scrape content from websites and report if a website is online
  • use the python-crontab module to manage cron jobs
  • create zipped backup files from within a Python script
  • create a Python automation script

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.