Perl Programming Fundamentals

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Quick Facts
  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 3 Months Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Study On Any Device
  • 5329 Students

Learn a programming skill that will make you a more valuable Web developer or system administrator.

Learn Perl, a powerful and easy-to-use scripting language used on PCs, servers, and on the Internet for a wide range of programming problems. Perl is as capable - and often as fast - as C, C++, and Java, but is easier to learn and does not require the sort of software development tools and environments required by those languages. Perl is also more portable and supported on a greater variety of computers than many other computing languages. Perl programming skills are especially valuable for Web developers, software developers, and system administrators.

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

This course has a 3 month duration. You'll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate. Courses must be completed within the 3 month access period.

In the first lesson, you'll discover the Perl scripting language and learn how it compares to environments like Java and C++. You will install Perl on your PC, and you'll write your first Perl scripts.

This second lesson will introduce many of the building blocks you'll use in all of your Perl scripting. You'll learn how Perl lets you manipulate text and numbers in simple but powerful ways. We'll illustrate these capabilities with a simple game written in Perl.

This lesson continues our study of Perl's basic building blocks. You'll learn how scripts can make decisions, perform repetitive operations, and do more advanced programming with text and numbers. Through class projects, you'll discover how Perl is used to extract and process information.

Today, you'll add arrays and lists to your scripting arsenal. These powerful tools will help you solve many more advanced problems than we've covered so far. We'll revisit some of our earlier projects to see how they can be done more easily with these new capabilities.

This lesson introduces debugging: the tools and techniques that you can use to find and fix problems as you develop your own Perl scripts.

In this lesson, we'll take a close look at files and directories, learning how Perl can read, write, and create files and folders on your computer. We'll illustrate by writing helpful utility scripts for managing your own files and folders.

This lesson adds two important Perl features to your arsenal: hashes and subroutines. You'll find that many of the projects you've done so far become even easier with these powerful new capabilities.

In this lesson, you'll learn all about regular expressions, one of Perl's most important capabilities for advanced processing of text. Through our class projects, you'll see how this lets you write useful scripts for processing text from files.

In all of your work with Perl so far, you've been writing scripts to run on your own PC. With this lesson, you'll learn how to bring your Perl capabilities to the World Wide Web. You'll find out how to use everything you've learned to write interactive Perl-based Web pages.

This lesson continues our exploration of Perl and the Web, introducing more advanced capabilities that let you write and use online Web forms and other interactive features. You'll revisit some projects from earlier lessons and find out how to turn them into interactive Web pages.

In this lesson, we'll explore how Perl can interact with other programs on your computer. You can use the information to build more powerful scripts and Web pages that take advantage of the capabilities of other programs available on your PC.

In our final lesson, you'll learn where you can go to further enhance your knowledge of Perl. The lesson will introduce a few advanced capabilities you can explore further on your own, and will point you toward collections of Perl software and documentation that can teach you more about Perl and help you write more useful scripts.

Nathan Meyers

Nathan Meyers

In over 20 years as a software developer, Nathan Meyers has used Perl extensively for PC and server applications. He has instructed courses in the corporate environment, on introductory Unix and on using programmable financial calculators. He is a... Read more

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Once you've made the payment, we'll send you a confirmation email with a link to start your course. Feel free to get started whenever you're ready!

You'll have 3 months access to your course. In that time you are free to study at your own pace. The course duration is 24 hours.

Online learning is a flexible way to study that fits around your schedule, giving you the freedom to learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. You'll have 3 months to complete the course and can take the multiple-choice questions and final exam whenever it suits you.

If you need help, you can contact us anytime. You can also join the discussion area where you can interact with other students. The discussion area for each lesson is open for the entire duration of the course.

Of course! We offer a 10-day money back guarantee. As long as you haven't completed the course, you can get a full refund within 10 days of enrolling.

We do not offer extensions or transfers for this self-paced course. However, you will have 3 months to complete the course, and if you need to cancel within the first 10 days of enrolment, we offer a money back guarantee.

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