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Event Registration - Introduction to Python for Business and Finance with Cognitir

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Introduction to Python for Business and Finance with Cognitir

Python is a high-level, object-oriented programming language that is used in a variety of projects ranging from data science and machine learning to backend web development. In fact, it is one of the most in-demand programming languages today. Learning Python is a great entry point into the technical world as the syntax is much easier to learn compared to other programming languages. Because of its syntax simplicity, Python is a common first programming language for business and finance individuals. 

But, do not be misinformed though! Just because Python has easier syntax does not make it any less powerful compared to other languages. Many of the world’s tech majors use Python as part of their technical ecosystems.  

This one-day, hands-on introductory course teaches students foundational Python concepts and how to use Python’s popular libraries to complete various technical tasks. Students are presented with Python coding challenges throughout the day to test their understanding of the material. The course culminates with a challenging in-class coding project where students apply concepts taught in the course to create a game.  

What This Course Offers
- A solid Python foundation
- Hands-on Python programming experience
- Introduction to GUIs
- Overview of different development environments
- Overview of popular Python libraries
- Course notes, certificate of completion, and post-seminar email support for 1 year
- An engaging and practical training approach with a qualified instructor with relevant technical, business, and educational experiences

Who Is This For
This course is relevant for any professionals who want to gain a hands-on introduction to Python.  

Course and Contact Information
Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None 
Duration: 1 Day 
+1 908 505 5991 (US)

Course Curriculum
? What is Python?
? Use cases
? Python vs. other popular languages
Python Development Environments
? Brief tour of Jupyter Notebook, Sublime Text Editor, and other IDEs
Data Structure Fundamentals
? Numbers
? Variables
? Strings
? Print formatting
? Lists
? Tuples
? Dictionaries
? Sets
? Booleans
Comparison Operators and Conditionals
? If, elif, and else statements
? For loops
        While loops

Other Useful Operators
? Range
? Zip
? In
? Min & max
? Input
Importing Libraries
? Overview of common libraries
Built-in Methods
? List methods
? String methods
? Dictionary methods
Debugging Code
? Printing variables
? Pylint
? Unittest

In-class Project

Introduction to Graphical User Interfaces
? What is a Widget?
? Widget Basics
? Use Cases
Wrap-Up and Summary
Course Content Developers
David Haber 
David has led programming workshops at the undergraduate and graduate levels, at blue chip  companies, and world renowned management consulting firms. David has experience working with both startups and large corporations. He has filled several leading roles in technology startups. David also worked on optimizing large-scale payment  processing systems at Deutsche Bank in Singapore. David holds an MEng (First-Class Honours) in Computer Science from Imperial College London  (UK) where he focused on statistical machine learning. He presented his work at international  conferences and won several awards for his work. During his studies, he also served as a  teaching assistant at Imperial College where he helped undergraduate students master  fundamental computer science concepts. 

Neal Kumar, CFA
At Cognitir, Neal leads strategy & business development initiatives as well as product management.  Outside of Cognitir, Neal consults C-level teams and senior business managers on a variety of strategic topics ranging from M&A to marketing. He also leads training seminars (financial modeling) for Wall Street Prep and has consistently received top reviews from attendees and created two training courses that were used in seminars worldwide. Before his consulting and  training careers, Neal taught secondary mathematics in St. Louis Public Schools (USA) as a  Teach for America Corps Member. Prior to joining Teach For America, Neal worked in i nvestment banking at Lazard, JPMorgan, and Houlihan Lokey. Neal received his MBA from London Business School (UK) and BBA in Finance from the  University of Notre Dame (USA). He is also a CFA Charterholder and a Member of the CFA  Institute Education Advisory Committee (EAC) Working Body where he helps shape CFA  Program Content. 

Members can register by logging into their Boston specific account. Non-members and CFA Society Global members must create an account, or log into their Boston specific account, to register for this program. Confirmation details will be sent following registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please ensure you have completed the entire checkout process. 

Cancellation Policy
You may only cancel any course booking made through the Site and obtain a full refund if you notify us in writing of your wish to cancel prior to the first to occur of (i) the end of the third 3 business day after booking your place, or (ii) the fifth day prior to the start of the applicable course. This rule is in place because we send our pre-seminar email with course materials in the week before the seminar. Cognitir reserves the right to cancel any course at any time in their absolute discretion, but will offer a full refund or provide you with an alternative course date at your election if they choose to cancel a course you have already booked onto.

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