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Introduction to Perl Scripting

  • Tuition USD $1,995 GSA  $1,809.07
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4119 Ratings
  • Course Code INTRO-PERL
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Introduction to Perl Scripting is an Introductory -level practical, hands-on basic Perl training course class that will enable students to solve everyday problems with the Perl programming language. Geared for students new to Perl, this class was developed for people who are new to the Perl programming language and need a tool to help them in solving administrative type tasks and ad hoc requests/queries. Students will immediately be able to use Perl to complete basic tasks in the real world.

Skills Gained

Need different skills or topics? If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be easily adjusted to accommodate. We offer additional Perl scripting, web development & design courses which may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your specific needs. Whether you are a student attending a public course, or a manager securing this training for your team, our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals. Skills-Focused, Hands On Learning: This course is about 50% hands-on lab to 50% lecture ratio, combining engaging instructor presentation, demos and practical group discussions with lab intensive, machine-based student exercises. Throughout the course students will learn to write essential PHP scripts using the latest technical skills and best practices. Our Perl & scripting courses include a wide range of complementary materials and labs to ensure all students are appropriately challenged – no matter their incoming skill level.

Who Can Benefit

This course is appropriate for individuals who are new to Perl and need a quick jump-start to start using Perl for everyday tasks. This class is not directed towards application development, but rather toward the development of tools that can be used to solve problems the IT Professional runs into every day. Attending students should be experienced in using a shell script or other language to manipulate files or control processes. Students should have a working knowledge of UNIX scripts.

Course Details

Session: Language Overview

  • Perl Overview
  • The Perl Interpreter
  • Running a Perl Application
  • The Perl Help System
  • Our First Perl Statement

Session: Language Basics

  • Language Basics
  • Basic Language Rules
  • Comments
  • Scalar Variables
  • Printing Scalar Variables
  • Quoting Scalar Variables
  • <STDIN> as a Scalar
  • Cleaning up after Scalars
  • “Special” Scalars
  • Safe Coding with Scalars
  • Scalar Operators

Session: Arrays and List Data

  • Arrays and List Data
  • What is a List?
  • Representing a List
  • List Variables
  • Assignment
  • Retrieving List Values
  • List Slices
  • Special List Variables
  • <STDIN> as a List
  • Built-In List Functions
  • The reverse Function
  • The sort Function
  • The push and pop Functions
  • The shift and unshift Functions

Session: Control Structures and Looping

  • Control Structures and Looping
  • Statement Blocks
  • The if Statement
  • The Truth in Perl
  • The unless Statement
  • The if/unless modifiers.
  • The while Statement
  • The until Statement
  • The do {} while/until Construct
  • The for Statement
  • The foreach Statement
  • Modifying Looping Behavior
  • The last Statement
  • The next Statement
  • The redo Statement

Session: Hash Data

  • Hash Data
  • What is a Hash?
  • Hash Variables
  • Built-in Hash Variables
  • Built-in Hash Functions
  • The keys Function
  • The values Function
  • The each Function
  • The defined Function
  • The exists Function
  • The delete Function

Session: Input/Output

  • Input/Output
  • More on STDOUT
  • Formatted Output Using printf
  • Format Control Strings
  • Here Documents
  • Using the <> (Diamond) Operator
  • Creating Data Streams

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

It would be better if the classroom had two power point screens so the instructor could have two screens shown to the class at the same time to reduce confusion switching back and forth

Thank Tech Data for sponsoring this course you really take care of your partners.

Great and very intuitive. Better than the traditional hit the wrong button/lose points.

Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.

Very clean, great cafeteria and well sorted, very kind staff. The bathrooms have to be expanded as they might get crowded sometimes

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