Python for Non-Programmers

Course Summary

This 3-day course introduces programming concepts using Python.

Course Content

Learn how to program using Python.

  • Introducing the Python programming language. Comparison with different languages in terms of functionalities and advantages/disadvantages.
  • What is a program? Writing your first one.
  • Variables, expressions and statements
  • Functions
  • Conditionals
  • Iteration
  • Strings
  • Lists and Tuples
  • Dictionaries
  • Files
  • Classes and Object-oriented Programming
  • Development Practices
    • Development Environment
    • Testing
    • Debugging


Date Location Register
March 19-21, 2018
9.30 am to 5.00 pm
ATCEN Learning Centre
(Taman Megah)
122, Jalan SS 24/2, 
Taman Megah, 
47301 Petaling Jaya, 
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June 25-27, 2018
9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Kuala Lumpur Email us
Sept 24-26, 2018
9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Kuala Lumpur Email us
Need a different date? Request for a class

Classes are also available as in-house training. Email us


Boey Pak Cheong

Boey Pak Cheong graduated from Universiti Malaya with a B. Sc. (Hons) in Chemical Technology but became keenly interested and actively involved in computer programming from the late 1980s onwards. He pioneered the usage of Python in Malaysia since 1995 and has more than 20 years experience in software development using various programming languages (including Python, C, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS2, LaTeX ) in the Windows and Linux operating systems, with 19 years experience in using the Python language in a production environment.

Since 2006, he has conducted professional training courses in Python programming at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels for several leading multinational companies in Malaysia, including Intel, F-Secure, CSGI, Experian and MIMOS amongst many others. He also conducts courses for the Django Web Development Framework, Linux and Tcl/Tk.

He also speaks frequently about Python, most recently at the MiniPyCon 2014 in Kuala Lumpur and at the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.

Currently he operates Pytech Resources which specializes in Python and Django training and consultancy and software development. He has previously worked in technical and management positions with British Petroleum, ITT and Alcatel and also attended a senior management training program at the London Business School, UK.

He created the software for a leading e-commerce website using Python that dynamically generates comprehensive pdf reports either in English or Chinese and continues active development of new products for this website. But today Boey is primarily focused on teaching Python and Django.


Excellent course, Great explanations and relevant exercises, the small class size meant lots of time and attention to us all. You can tell Mr Boey enjoys teaching python, has a way of explaining complex things simply, very glad I made the trip, and I look forward to attending the practical python course.

Jon Bandy (Perth, Western Australia)

I have no regrets taking this course as it provided me with solid fundamental knowledge required to further my learning in programming. Mr Boey is patient and knowledgeable during his classes and puts in tremendous effort to see that we understand the syllabus. I would recommend taking his class!

Ho Teck Li, Undergraduate in M.Engineering

Course Information

This course is designed for participants who have no prior programming knowledge or experience but wish to learn the basics of programming using the powerful and popular Python language.

No prior programming experience is required. Participants should be familiar with using a computer and applications such as office software, browser and others.

MYR1600.00 per person

Training Documentation (HTML format)
Lunch at local restaurants
Class will run subject to a minimum of 3 persons. Each class is limited to a size of 15 persons in order to optimize the learning process. A full refund will be given in case of cancellation of the class due to insufficient quota. Alternatively this amount can be used for payment of the next available class.