Getting Started with the Python Scripting Language

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

This training course will teach you the underlying Python scripting language and will provide you with a solid foundation for writing Python scripts. On completing this course you will have the necessary background skills to undertake the relevant Python courses for ArcGIS Desktop.

This course is for: GIS professionals who wish to have a solid understanding of the Python language who wish to write geoprocessing scripts within the ArcGIS environment, including GIS Analysts, GIS Technical Leads, GIS Professionals, GIS Desktop Application Developers and Application Developers.

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Course details


480.00 SGD




1 day




Development Course

CPD points

Safety measures for training courses

While courses in our training facility have resumed, we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our trainees and staff remains Esri Singapore’s highest priority.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, strict safety measures and guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health are being adhered to for all training conducted.

All computer equipment and desks are disinfected before class commences and during the lunch break, while seats are placed and marked at least 1-metre apart, in accordance with official Safe Distance Measures.

Masks are mandatory throughout training, and alcohol hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wet wipes will be available.

Your temperature will be taken before commencement. For your safety, you will be asked to return home and see a doc if your temperature exceeds 37.5deg.

An isolation room has been prepared for trainees to rest in if they are feeling unwell and awaiting transportation.

Are there any prerequisites?

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Write Python scripts
  • Understand the Python scripting language
  • Be familiar with techniques for debugging code and fixing errors
  • Modularise code

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    The Basics of Python

    • Integrated Development Environments
    • Scripting syntax
    • Functions and Modules

    Debugging Your Code

    • Checking for syntax errors
    • Entering arguments into a script
    • Debugging techniques
    • Try – Except statements

    Working with Strings, Lists and Dictionaries

    • Common String functions
    • Reading and writing to text files
    • Common List functions
    • Investigating Dictionaries

    Key Python Modules

    • Working with file pathways
    • Creating random data
    • Working with Time
    • Getting Help for the modules

    Creating Custom Functions

    • Python Modules
    • Writing functions
    • Using Variables
    • Importing modules; Module security

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