MTA Introduction to Programming Using Python

MTA Introduction to Programming Using Python covers this versatile programming language which can be used to power websites, build games, and even program hardware.

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The course topics directly map to the MTA 98-381 exam and will help anyone looking to improve their employability prospects in Python and for programming jobs in general.


Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 40 CPD points upon successful completion

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In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



40 hours to 2 weeks full-time study

About this course

Over six sessions you will learn from an expert the MTA 98-381 exam objectives. You will cover data types and operators, decisions and loops, input and output, code documentation and structure, troubleshooting, and modules and tools. There are also pre and post test questions and interactive labs, all designed to maximise your learning experience. The full session breakdown can be seen below. 

The course is self-paced so you can work through each section at a pace that suits you best. You study online so you have full control over how often, how much and where you study. 

Session 1

Section A - Course Opener: Introduction, How to Study for This Exam.

Section B - Evaluate Data Types: Variables, String Data Type, Integer and Float Data Types, Boolean Data Types.

Section C - Convert and Work with Data Types: Type Casting, Constructing Data Structures, Indexing and Slicing Operations.

Section D - Operator Sequence and Selection: Assignment, Comparison, Logical, Arithmetic, Identity, Containment, Domain 1

Exam Tips.


Session 2

Section A - Branching Statements: If, Elif, Order of If and Elif Statements, Else, Nested Conditionals, Compound Conditionals.

Section B - Iterations: While, For, Break, Continue, Pass, Nested Loops and Conditional Compounds, Domain 2 Exam Tips.


Session 3

Section A - File Input and Output Operations: Open, Close, Read, Write, Check Existence, Delete, With Statement.

Section B - Console Input and Output Operations: Read Input from Console, Print Formatted Text, Command Line Arguments,

Domain 3 Exam Tips.


Session 4

Section A - Document Code Segments: Indentation and White Space, Comments and Documentation Strings, Pydoc.

Section B - Exception Handlers: Try and Except, Else, Finally, Raise, Domain 5 Exam Tips.


Session 5

Section A - Analyze, Detect, and Fix Errors: Syntax Errors, Logic Errors, Runtime Errors.

Section B - Exception Handlers: Try and Except, Else, Finally, Raise, Domain 5 Exam Tips.


Session 6

Section A - Built-in Modules for Operations: Math Module, Datetime, IO, Sys, Os, Os.path, Random Library.

Section B - Solve Problems with Built-in Modules: Math, Datetime Class, Random.

Section C - Session 6 and Final Recaps: Domain 6 Exam Tips, Final Exam Tips, Conclusion.

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Aims and Objectives

This course will help you learn the basics of Python Programming. This course covers all the topics you need to know if you want to progress and gain the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) 98-381 qualification. 

Please note the vendor specific exam may need to be arranged separately. Please speak to a Course Advisor for further details on this. 


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course. 

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Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



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Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

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  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This training could lead to a great career in programming. With further training, roles such as Software Developer, Coder or Animation Programmer. 

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