Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Thursday, September 29th, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 9:00PM

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Ellen Borges 
CFA Society Virginia 

CFA Society Virginia Training - Introduction to Python for Business and Finance September 28 & 29 

A two-day, hands-on introductory course teaching finance professionals foundational Python concepts, Presented by Cognitir on September 28th and 29th. 


Python is a high-level, object-oriented programming language that is used in a variety of projects ranging from data science and machine learning to backend web development. In fact, it is one of the most in-demand programming languages today.

Learning Python is a great entry point into the technical world as the syntax is much easier to learn compared to other programming languages. Because of its syntax simplicity, Python is a common first programming language for business and finance individuals.

But, do not be misinformed though! Just because Python has easier syntax does not make it any less powerful compared to other languages. Many of the world’s tech majors use Python as part of their technical ecosystems.

This two-day, hands-on introductory course teaches students foundational Python concepts and how to use Python’s popular libraries to complete various technical tasks. Students are presented with Python coding challenges throughout the day to test their understanding of the material. The course culminates with a challenging in-class coding project where students apply concepts taught in the course to create a game.

What This Course Offers

  • A solid Python foundation
  • Hands-on Python programming experience
  • Introduction to GUIs
  • Overview of different development environments
  • Overview of popular Python libraries
  • Course notes, certificate of completion, and post-seminar email support for 1 year
  • An engaging and practical training approach with a qualified instructor with relevant technical, business, and educational experiences

Who Is This For

This course is for any CFA Society Virginia members who want to gain a hands-on introduction to Python.

Course Specific Questions

Do I need experience with Python programming to join this course?

No. That's why you would take this class!

Do I need experience with data science, web development, or software engineering to join this course?

No. The course is taught in a use-case agnostic manner. What you learn can be applied to any use-case that warrants Python programming.

How is this course different from your Introduction to Data Science courses?

The Python taught in our data science courses is purely to help you execute your data science and machine learning tasks. The focus of this course is not on any one use case. It is designed for anyone who wants to obtain a strong foundation in the Python programming language as a general-purpose tool. 

Do I have the right computer for this course?

(Minimum system requirements)You will need a PC (Windows Vista or newer), Mac (OS X 10.7 or newer), or Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and others; CentOS 5+). Your computer will need a stable internet connection (see item below), speakers and microphone. We recommend at least a Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor with 4GB of RAM. Our software can be run from almost any browser (IE, Chrome, Safari) but we encourage participants to use Chrome for a seamless experience.

What are the internet/bandwidth requirements for this course?

Participation in this virtual course requires a stable internet connection. You can test the speed of your internet connection here. It is recommended to have download and upload speeds of at least 3.0 Mbps.

Do I need to install software prior to the class?

Yes, you will need to download and install free Python software on your laptop. In case you are planning on using a company laptop, please make sure that you have the necessary rights to install the tools. The video conference and chat software that is used during the course can be accessed directly from your browser. We will send out detailed information on the download and installation procedures a few days before the course starts.

Additional Details

Start Date:

Wednesday, September 28th, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
End Date:
Thursday, September 29th 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Standard Fee: $515
REFUNDS: Course materials will be made available one week before the classes begin. No refunds will be given after the course materials are made available. 

Virtual Only

For more information please visit Cognitir