Python Programming 2

Course Code: PYP2

Duration: 3 days


Python Programming 2 Course Overview

The Python Programming 2 course comprises sessions dealing with advanced object orientation, iterators and generators, comprehensions, decorators, multithreading, functional programming, web services, and unit testing.

The delegate will learn how to exploit advanced features of the Python language to build complex and efficient applications.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

This course aims to provide the delegate with the knowledge to be able to interpret, write, and troubleshoot complex Python applications exploiting inheritance and polymorphism, mixins, composition and aggregation, iterators, generators, decorators, comprehension, concurrency, functional programming, and RESTful web services.

Who will the Course Benefit?

The Python Programming 2 course is designed for existing Python developers who have a good grounding in the basics and want to exploit some of the advanced features of the language.

For the delegate for whom Python is their first programming language, we recommend taking the Python Programming 1 course first, then taking some time to practice the skills gained, before returning to take the Python Programming 2 course.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Encapsulating classes
  • Exploiting polymorphism using inheritance and mixins
  • Associating objects via composition and aggregation
  • Working with static members
  • Using iterators as an alternative to for
  • Constructing custom iterators
  • Constructing functions that yield generators
  • Manipulating lists, sets, and dictionaries using comprehension
  • Exploiting aspect oriented programming using decorators
  • Writing multithreaded code
  • Sharing data between threads
  • Processing collections using lambdas
  • Building RESTful clients
  • Building RESTful APIs
  • Testing units of code

Python Programming 2 Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions


  • The self Keyword
  • Constructors and Destructors
  • Encapsulation
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Abstract Classes
  • Multiple Inheritance and Mixins
  • Composition and Aggregation
  • Static Members


  • Iterables
  • Iterators
  • Custom Iterators
  • Generators
  • Yield vs. Return


  • List Comprehension
  • Set Comprehension
  • The zip Function
  • Dictionary Comprehension

Python Programming 2 Training Course


  • Functional Programming
  • Lambdas
  • Immutability
  • Mapping
  • Filtering
  • Reducing


  • Decorators
  • Decorator Functions
  • Decorator Annotations
  • Decorator Use Cases
  • Labs


  • Threads
  • Multithreading
  • Thread Construction
  • Thread Execution
  • Thread Sleep
  • Joins
  • Data Sharing
  • Synchronisation
  • Multithreading vs. Multiprocessing

Python Programming 2 Training Course


  • RESTful Web Services
  • JSON Data
  • CRUD and HTTP
  • RESTful Clients
  • RESTful APIs


  • Unit Testing Terminology
  • Test Classes
  • Test Fixtures
  • Test Cases
  • Assertions
  • Test Runners
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.


Delegates should be able to build Python applications that exploit all fundamental elements of the language including variables and expressions, conditions and loops, functions, objects, and lists. This knowledge can be gained by attendance on the pre-requisite Python Programming 1 course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Follow-On Courses

Course Reviews

Excellent - plenty to take away from this and further expand my knowledge

- Network Strategy Engineer - Utilities - June 2022

A brilliantly designed course, I was taken by my trainer from my initial under-confident understanding to feeling able and excited to code in Python. It was relevant, interesting, and I would heartily recommend this course and this company.

Annie - Devices Graduate - Communications - November 2021

Very knowledgeable trainer to teach some complex ways using simple language. Always happy to stop and discuss any other topics in depth and could tell the genuine enthusiasm whilst teaching. This is a big factor in teaching and it really shows and rubs off on the candidates when you are in class. Thank you

Rupert - Finance - October 2021

It was clear that Stuart has a really good knowledge of the course subject. He managed to explain advanced concepts in a simple and very understandable way.


Great course, very informative! Instructor explained the content in a simple way with good examples.

Reidar - Consultant

I am very happy with this course! I had some knowledge about the concept discussed, but during the course I got more in-depth knowledge and skills in how to actually apply the concepts. All in all very happy!

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