Learn Python the Practical Way [Coding Interview Exercises] (The Course)
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This course includes 10 attempts.

Prepare for your next coding interview and learn the basics of Python programming with 20 exercises from practical interviews, code wars, and University lectures.

You'll learn based on a proven three-step approach to increase your skill level.

  1. Read over the exercise problem,
  2. Implement your solution, and
  3. Watch master coders explain their solutions in a short video tutorial.
  4. Test your knowledge with a quiz

There's nothing like deliberate practice when mastering any field. This course will boost your general Python skill level, increase your chances of success in your next code interview, and sharpen your practical problem-solving ability.

The more problems you solve, the more will your skills improve.

Towards Python Mastery!

Who is this course for?

  • Computer science students in their first 3 semesters.
  • Python newbies and complete beginners.
  • Programming intermediates who shift to Python from another programming language.
  • Ambitious coders seeking to rock their next code interview.
  • Engineers and knowledge workers who want to participate in the mega-trend Python.

Who this course is NOT for?

  • Python masters who already know all the basics by heart.
  • Advanced programmers who already "code in their dream jobs".
  • Coders-by-duty who don't feel the rush of excitement when solving a problem and give up quickly.


Course Material

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Programming Environments
  • Compute Missing Years to 100
  • Exercise 1
  • Solution 1
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 12 attempts allowed
  • Smallest and Largest Number of Three
  • Exercise 2
  • Solution 2
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 22 attempts allowed
  • Linear Search
  • Exercise 3
  • Solution 3
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 32 attempts allowed
  • Count Consonants and Vowles in a String
  • Exercise 4
  • Solution 4
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 42 attempts allowed
  • Guess Secret Number Game
  • Exercise 5
  • Solution 5
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 52 attempts allowed
  • String Multiplication
  • Exercise 6
  • Solution 6
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 62 attempts allowed
  • Trees of Stars
  • Exercise 7
  • Solution 7
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 72 attempts allowed
  • Built-in Functions
  • Exercise 8
  • Solution 8
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 82 attempts allowed
  • The Built-in Data Structure List
  • Exercise 9
  • Solution 9
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 92 attempts allowed
  • Odd or Even Checker
  • Exercise 10
  • Solution 10
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 102 attempts allowed
  • List Intersection
  • Exercise 11
  • Solution 11
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 112 attempts allowed
  • List Slicing
  • Exercise 12
  • Solution 12
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 122 attempts allowed
  • Palindrome Checker
  • Exercise 13
  • Solution 13
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 132 attempts allowed
  • List Rotation
  • Exercise 14
  • Solution 14
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 142 attempts allowed
  • Remove Doubles from List
  • Exercise 15
  • Solution 15
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 152 attempts allowed
  • Rock-Paper-Scissor Game
  • Exercise 16
  • Solution 16
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 162 attempts allowed
  • Customized Sort
  • Exercise 17
  • Solution 17
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 172 attempts allowed
  • Largest Product in String of Integers
  • Exercise 18
  • Solution 18
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 182 attempts allowed
  • Prime Numbers
  • Exercise 19
  • Solution 19
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 192 attempts allowed
  • Working with Files
  • Exercise 20
  • Solution 20
  • Quiz
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    Quiz 202 attempts allowed
  • Where To Go From Here?


    • I love coding and espacially in Python! Python is easy to learn and at the same time it is very powerful. Through the books I would like to help you to discover this! Therefore we designed our puzzle based teaching approach which helps you to learn quickly what you really need and with fun.

      I have been working as a Software developer for several years. Currently I'm in the field of operations/SRE of cloud applications.

    • Chris is the founder of the programming education company FINXTER, author of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), a doctorate computer scientist, and owner of one of the top 10 Python blogs worldwide.

      His research interests include graph theory and distributed systems.

      You can join the FINXTER email academy and consume a large body of free email courses about various topics in computer science and programming.

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