In this course you learn how to do Python Object-Oriented Programming by following a hands-on project step-by-step. This self-paced course is a continuation of our previous Intro to Python course.

Right after taking this self-paced course, you can take any of below live courses to take your Python skills to the next level:

  1. Intro to Machine Learning with Python
  2. Intro to data science, data analytics and data visualizations with Python

Learning Objectives

In this course, you learned how to:

  • Define a class, which is a sort of blueprint for an object
  • Instantiate an object from a class
  • Use attributes and methods to define the properties and behaviors of an object
  • Use inheritance to create child classes from a parent class
  • Reference a method on a parent class using super()
  • Check if an object inherits from another class using isinstance()

Topics and Subtopics

Here is the outline for this course.

  1. What Is Object-Oriented Programming in Python?
  2. Define a Class in Python
  3. Classes vs Instances
  4. How to Define a Class
  5. Instantiate an Object in Python
  6. Class and Instance Attributes
  7. Instance Methods
  8. Check Your Understanding
  9. Inherit From Other Classes in Python
  10. Dog Park Example
  11. Parent Classes vs Child Classes
  12. Extend the Functionality of a Parent Class
  13. Check Your Understanding
  14. Conclusion


Good knowledge of Python programming.

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