Intro to Python

If you need to learn the basics of Python for cyber security, then this introductory Python course is right for you. Instructor Joe Perry teaches you a framework that is a must-know for any cyber security professional. Understand the basics of the language, solve problems with scripts, and identify useful Python modules.

Course Content

2.0 Data Types and Logic Introduction - IP


Module 2: Data Types and Logic
Course Description

Anyone interested in learning Python can pick up this course and follow the processes demonstrated. Lab time is highly encouraged, and the Challenges and Solutions have been made available to use and practice under Resources tab. Students will also be using the Command Line to practice data types and logic, guided by the instructor on the way.

Joe Perry (@perry) has put together a framework that is a complete MUST-KNOW for any aspiring cyber security professional who wants to move up the ladder. Intro to Python is a class that is designed to teach you the functions of Python that play a role in a cybersecurity career. It is not necessary to know Python from a complete programming language knowledge level, however, there are certain commands and functions that are critical to becoming a top-tier professional.

Again, this class is designed specifically for NON-CODERS who know they need to know this critical scripting language for a successful career in penetration testing and cyber security.

About the Course:

This course will take you from a non-coder to a beginner level in almost 3 hours of material, with a focus on must-know concepts.

What Does the Intro to Python Course Entail?

Cybrary's Intro to Python training was created for cyber security professionals who are looking to advance their careers. It is designed to teach non-coders the critical scripting language that is necessary for automating security related processes.

The course includes the basic concepts of Python in a direct and easy to understand manner. Intro to Python does not require that you have a working knowledge of Python programming language, it covers the functions of Python that pertain to the critical areas of penetration testing and cyber security. Upon completion of this training you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Who Should Take this Intro to Python Course?

This Python course is ideal for beginners (non-coders) who desire to learn the scripting language that is important for successfully advancing in cyber security and penetration testing careers. Additionally, it is a good fit for those already in cyber security roles who want to further their education of these automated scripts.

Why Take this Intro to Python Training?

Python is an essential development language in the landscape of IT today. That means that a fundamental understanding of the language's functions that are applicable to penetration testing and IT security are a must for those who want to advance in cyber security careers. It's important that you have a basic understanding of Python, as it applies to cyber security, to become an upper-level penetration tester or cyber security professional. A good working knowledge of Python will allow you to protect your network and develop your own security without relying on someone else's coding limitations. Because an understanding of programming has become important to cyber security, IT professionals are often required to write applications and scripts or at least have basic skill in that area. Python provides new and experienced IT professionals with a language that is easy to understand, flexible, and functional. You will find that many cyber security professionals have only positive things to say about Python, often recommending that it is the best programming language to start with for those who are new to coding and only need to learn the functions that are necessary for network security reasons.

For What Jobs Does this Intro to Python Course Prepare Me?

If you are looking for a career in cyber security, there is some specific knowledge and specialized skills that you need to master to be competitive in today's IT job market. Although you don't have to be an expert in programming languages, you will need a basic understanding of some in order to find your dream job. When you have a working knowledge of Python programming, as it relates to cyber security, you will have a leg up on your counterparts who do not. You will be more desirable to employers looking for penetration testers, security code auditors, and other entry-level cyber security positions like:

  • IT Security Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Data Security Engineer
  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Site Administrator
  • Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • When you are knowledgeable in the Python language, you become a part of an exclusive group of IT security professionals who are proven to protect networks for the organizations that employ them.

    This course is part of a Career Path:
    Become a SOC Analyst - Level 1
    A Security Operations Center Analyst (SOC Analyst) stands as a front line of defense against the ever present cyber threats faced by organizations today. A SOC team ensures an organization’s digital assets remain secure and protected from unauthorized access by monitoring and responding to massive amounts of data in record time. In this role, you will protect your organization’s infrastructure by monitoring data to identify suspicious activity, then mitigating risks before a breach occurs. Cybrary's Become a SOC Analyst - Level 1 career path will equip you to break into the field with skills aligned to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cyber Defense Analyst NICE work role.

    Instructed by

    Joe Perry

    I’m a graduate of the Joint Cyber Analysis Course, the Advanced Cyber Training Program, and the Computer Network Operations Development Program. I’ve offered consultation to organizations of sizes from 10 employees to tens of thousands of employees, and I’ve contributed to dozens of security curricula and training programs.

    In my rare free time, I write tabletop and live action games, and manage events and gaming conventions. In the even more rare downtime between those events, I enjoy reading and rowing. In 2019 I’m working on a personal project to read 100 new books by the end of the year.

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    Certification Body
    Certificate of Completion

    Complete this entire course to earn a Intro to Python Certificate of Completion