Best Python books?

boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Hello all,

Looking for some recommendations on books for Python in order to prepare for the scripting class coming soon at WGU.

Want to get a jump start and get comfortable with using Python in Linux.

Thanks ahead of time.
Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.

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  • diffiediffie Posts: 13Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I recommend, Introducing Python. Modern Computing in Simple Packages by Bill Lubanovic which includes information on how to install Python if you need it.

    The book is aimed at beginners but although I had some familiarity with the language, I still found it to be a good read and still use it as a reference.
  • EnderWigginEnderWiggin Posts: 550Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    codeacademy.com

    Free and interactive. Can't beat it. Plus, it has way more than just python.
  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    OOO thanks!

    I think I am going to buy the book and use codeacademy, much appreciated once again fellas!
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,152Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I'd recommend https://www.codeschool.com/learn/python

    I used it and honestly it truly cemented Python for me and was very quick to get through. From there you can google and hack away at code with a very firm base.
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  • ally_ukally_uk Posts: 1,146Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Python crash course
    Automate the boring stuff with python
    Both by no starch press.

    Udemy has a superb python course also :) they have offers all the time.
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  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Oooooooo codeschool seems fun and I will check out the Udemy stuff too. Can never learn enough with coding it seems.
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
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