• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore the general theory of concurrent programming, and examine how to have multiple tasks active at any given point in time. This 14-video course offers an in-depth examination of concurrent programming by using the Python programming language. First, learners will examine the two main forms of concurrent programming, multithreading and multiprocessing, and examine their differences and use cases. Next, you will examine executing multitask sequentially, and with multithreading to save time, and how to use multiprocessing to manage a collection of tasks efficiently. Continue by exploring challenges that programmers encounter when adopting concurrency such as synchronization issues and deadlocks, and how to address these issues. You will examine issues that arise when writing concurrent code, and you will learn how to fix these by using the built-in objects available in Python. Finally, this course examines several of the objects available in the Python language such as queues and pools, which simplify the task of building multithreading and multiprocessing applications.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development


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