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Python for Automation

Learn how to automate time-consuming tasks and gather data from the internet using Python in this comprehensive course. Gain the advantage of instantly collecting up-to-date data across the web in various fields like social media, e-commerce, real estate, travel, and government affairs. Master web scraping, writing loops, avoiding common pitfalls, running programs on a regular schedule, and storing scraped data.

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What you'll learn in this data science course:

In this class, you’ll learn how to automate time-consuming tasks using Python, such as gathering data from the internet. Whether your interests lie in social media, e-commerce, real estate, travel or government affairs, the ability to instantly collect up-to-date data across the web can be a big advantage.

Use Python code to grab precisely the data you want from a website. Along the way, you’ll learn how to write loops so that your web scraping code can process a large number of pages for you.

These fundamentals will be coupled with real-life examples of programs that can scrape valuable data from major websites. The class will also cover common pitfalls, how to run your programs on a regular schedule, and different formats for storing your scraped data.

This course is perfect for any programming beginner to become introduced to the powerful world of coding, and is a great fit for students with a clearly defined learning goal of using Python for web or software development. This course is included in our Data Science Certificate. There is no math or coding requirement necessary, but prior knowledge of HTML & CSS is required.

Prerequisites: Knowledge equivalent to our Intro to Python Programming Bootcamp or Python for Data Science Bootcamp courses..

What You’ll Learn:

  • The syntax of Python and how to construct programs
  • How to run your programs on a regular schedule
  • Identify and correct common errors
  • How to write scripts that automate manual tasks 
  • How to update Excel files automatically using Python

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All courses include a non-refundable registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price).

  • Students may cancel up to 11 business days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee.
  • Cancellations within 11 business days are not permitted; however, students may reschedule up to 4 business days before the class start date.

Note: Any refunds must be requested within 180 days from the original payment date; courses rescheduled within 11 business days of the start date are not eligible for refunds.

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