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Python Fundamentals Course Overview

Python is the most popular programming language used for data science and is a must-know to start or advance your career in data.

In this course, you will learn the most fundamental skills to write and execute Python code. We will have an overview of the basic Python concepts, which will enable you to get started with a data science project! You will see how to load, clean, analyze, and transform data with two popular Python packages: Numpy and Pandas. Then, we will demonstrate how to effectively communicate the key insights from your analysis by visualizing your data using the Matplotlib and Seaborn packages. Finally, you’ll combine these skills and put your new knowledge into practice by analyzing financial data through a case study.

Python Fundamentals Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Write and execute Python code to create variables, generate outputs, apply various operators, and manipulate different types of data
  • Capture and transform data using Numpy and Pandas packages
  • Explore data through different statistical methods to gain a deeper understanding
  • Visualize data to share insights using the Matplotlib and Seaborn packages
  • Combine and apply the skills above to analyze financial data

Python Fundamentals is a Core Course of CFI’s BIDA™ Program

The Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program will take you on a highly interactive and hands-on journey through the world of data science and business intelligence.

From theory and interactive questions to applied Python workbooks, data science models, and interactive dashboards in Tableau, our instructors will walk you through countless real-world scenarios and exercises.

The program is ideal for students who want to learn how to analyze data more effectively, save time with automation, or be a general data pro at work. With a well-rounded knowledge of both BI and data science, learners are well-equipped to take on roles in Business Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, and other data careers.

Who Should Take This Course?

This Python Fundamentals course is perfect for anyone who would like to build up their programming skills and use Python for data science to analyze data. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin or further their career in data analysis, quantitative analysis, business intelligence, or other areas of business and finance.

Python Fundamentals

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Python Fundamentals is part of the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ certification, which includes 27 courses.

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Certification
  • Skills Learned Data visualization, data warehousing and transformation, data modeling and analysis
  • Career Prep Business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data visualization specialist

Path to certification

Prep courses

4 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01 Optional

Core courses

14 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02 Required

Elective courses

9 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.

03 Optional

Get certified

Submit your BIDA checklist and order your certificate.

04 Required

Join our community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05 Optional

How the certification works

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (17 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (BIDA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

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What are the requirements to take the courses?
All of our certification programs are open to students and professionals in various industries and levels of experience. Our curriculum is designed to teach what you need to know from basic fundamentals to advanced practical case studies. To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will only need access to a PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer), and a stable internet connection. Click here to view the Technical Requirements
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Yes, CFI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) to maintain training standards, the CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the USA. Most of our courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders. Please refer to this page to view all available CPE credits.
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Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 80% passing grade. For more information on how to earn a course certificate, click HERE.
How are the exams conducted?
Students are required to complete an online assessment (Multiple choice questions, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need. Students are also required to complete the FMVA® final exam to earn their certification. How to Take a Qualified Assessment
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While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries. The Full Immersion bundles include a premium email support function that allows you to communicate directly with in-house experts regarding course content. This is one of the key features that sets the Full Immersion bundle apart and makes it a worthwhile upgrade over the more affordable self-study bundle. You can compare more features in our bundles here.
Will these courses help me advance my career?
Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how CFI courses have helped so many people advance their finance careers. Our courses are designed to be extremely practical and simulate the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst…the ultimate way to advance your career. For real-world examples and to help delve even deeper into the course concepts, please look into our free career resources library.
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