Perl Programming

at Certstaffix Training - Near North Side

Course Details
$1,740 4 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Nov 18, 9:00am - Nov 20, 4:00pm Central Time (3 sessions)

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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
205 N Michigan Ave Ste 810
At N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this perl training:

If you're just getting started with Perl, this is the course you want—whether you're a programmer, system administrator, or web hacker. Perl is suitable for almost any task on almost any platform, from short fixes to complete web applications. 

Perl teaches you the basics and shows you how to write programs up to 128 lines long roughly the size of 90% of the Perl programs in use today. 

Course Lessons:

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Questions and Answers
  • What Does “Perl” Stand For?
  • How Can I Get Perl?
  • How Do I Make a Perl Program?
  • A Whirlwind Tour of Perl
  • Exercises

Chapter 2 Scalar Data

  • Numbers
  • Strings
  • Perl’s Built-in Warnings
  • Scalar Variables
  • Output with print
  • The if Control Structure
  • Getting User Input
  • The chomp Operator
  • The while Control Structure
  • The undef Value
  • The defined Function
  • Exercises

Chapter 3 Lists and Arrays

  • Accessing Elements of an Array
  • Special Array Indices
  • List Literals
  • List Assignment
  • Interpolating Arrays into Strings
  • The foreach Control Structure
  • Scalar and List Context
  • in List Context
  • Exercises

Chapter 4 Subroutines

  • Defining a Subroutine
  • Invoking a Subroutine
  • Return Values
  • Arguments
  • Private Variables in Subroutines
  • Variable-Length Parameter Lists
  • Notes on Lexical (my) Variables
  • The use strict Pragma
  • The return Operator
  • Non-Scalar Return Values
  • Persistent, Private Variables
  • Exercises

Chapter 5 Input and Output

  • Input from Standard Input
  • Input from the Diamond Operator
  • The Invocation Arguments
  • Output to Standard Output
  • Formatted Output with printf
  • Filehandles
  • Opening a Filehandle
  • Fatal Errors with die
  • Using Filehandles
  • Reopening a Standard Filehandle
  • Output with say
  • Filehandles in a Scalar
  • Exercises

Chapter 6 Hashes

  • What Is a Hash?
  • Hash Element Access
  • Hash Functions
  • Typical Use of a Hash
  • The %ENV hash
  • Exercises

Chapter 7 In the World of Regular Expressions

  • What Are Regular Expressions?
  • Using Simple Patterns
  • Character Classes
  • Exercises

Chapter 8 Matching with Regular Expressions

  • Matches with m//
  • Match Modifiers
  • Anchors
  • The Binding Operator =~
  • Interpolating into Patterns
  • The Match Variables
  • General Quantifiers
  • Precedence
  • A Pattern Test Program
  • Exercises

Chapter 9 Processing Text with Regular Expressions

  • Substitutions with s///
  • The split Operator
  • The join Function
  • m// in List Context
  • More Powerful Regular Expressions
  • Exercises

Chapter 10 More Control Structures

  • The unless Control Structure
  • The until Control Structure
  • Expression Modifiers
  • The Naked Block Control Structure
  • The elsif Clause
  • Autoincrement and Autodecrement
  • The for Control Structure
  • Loop Controls
  • The Conditional Operator ?:
  • Logical Operators
  • Exercises

Chapter 11 Perl Modules

  • Finding Modules
  • Installing Modules
  • Using Simple Modules
  • Exercises

Chapter 12 File Tests

  • File Test Operators
  • The stat and lstat Functions
  • The localtime Function
  • Bitwise Operators
  • Exercises

Chapter 13 Directory Operations

  • Moving Around the Directory Tree
  • Globbing
  • An Alternate Syntax for Globbing
  • Directory Handles
  • Recursive Directory Listing
  • Manipulating Files and Directories
  • Removing Files
  • Renaming Files
  • Links and Files
  • Making and Removing Directories
  • Modifying Permissions
  • Changing Ownership
  • Changing Timestamps
  • Exercises

Chapter 14 Strings and Sorting

  • Finding a Substring with index
  • Manipulating a Substring with substr
  • Formatting Data with sprintf
  • Advanced Sorting
  • Exercises

Chapter 15 Smart Matching and given-when

  • The Smart Match Operator
  • Smart Match Precedence
  • The given Statement
  • Using when with Many Items
  • Exercises

Chapter 16 Process Management

  • The system Function
  • The Environment Variables
  • The exec Function
  • Using Backquotes to Capture Output
  • External Processes with IPC::System::Simple
  • Processes as Filehandles
  • Getting Down and Dirty with Fork
  • Sending and Receiving Signals
  • Exercises

Chapter 17 Some Advanced Perl Techniques

  • Slices
  • Trapping Errors
  • Picking Items from a List with grep
  • Transforming Items from a List with map
  • Fancier List Utilities


  • Appendix Exercise Answers
  • Answers to Chapter 1 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 2 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 3 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 4 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 5 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 6 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 7 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 8 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 9 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 10 Exercises
  • Answer to Chapter 11 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 12 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 13 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 14 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 15 Exercises
  • Answers to Chapter 16 Exercises
  • Answer to Chapter 17 Exercises
  • Appendix Beyond the Llama
  • Further Documentation
  • Regular Expressions
  • Packages
  • Extending Perl’s Functionality
  • Databases
  • Other Operators and Functions
  • Mathematics
  • Lists and Arrays
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Formats
  • Networking and IPC
  • Security
  • Debugging
  • Command-Line Options
  • Built-in Variables
  • Syntax Extensions
  • References
  • Tied Variables
  • Operator Overloading
  • Dynamic Loading
  • Embedding
  • Converting Other Languages to Perl
  • Converting find Command Lines to Perl
  • Command-Line Options in Your Programs
  • Embedded Documentation
  • More Ways to Open Filehandles
  • Threads and Forking
  • Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
  • And More…
  • Appendix A Unicode Primer
  • Unicode
  • UTF-8 and Friends
  • Getting Everyone to Agree
  • Fancy Characters
  • Dealing with Unicode in Perl
  • Further Reading
  • Colophon

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Registration Note: We can only accept students into our classes whose tuition is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization. Self-paying individuals cannot enroll.

School Notes:

Courseware (if a course has a Courseware) will be shipped to the address provided two weeks before the class starts. Make sure that the additional info field is properly and correctly filled out to avoid Courseware being lost in transit. Please also note that P.O. Box addresses are not allowed.

Certstaffix Training offers instructor-led live training classes that can be taken from your home or work. We also have real physical locations where students can go and connect to class in a quiet office with a computer that we provide. Our instructors teach from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

All of our classes are offered live online and any student with a computer and an internet connection can take class from their home or anywhere else they feel comfortable. For customers who are concerned about COVID-19 with regard to attending classes from one of our computer labs, please know that you can switch to attend from home up to the day before class. We just ask that you notify us so we can send them class connection information and inform the center staff that they won’t be coming in for class. 

With regard to our computer labs, each one holds a maximum of only two students per room so no student will need to be in close proximity to any large group of people. We’ve also asked the centers that host our computer labs to disinfect all keyboards/mice/surfaces, etc. after each use and requested that they provide hand sanitizer to our students. That being said, we definitely understand if a student would feel more comfortable taking class from their home.  

We purchase and ship books to students two weeks before their class date and we are charged for any computer lab booking if not cancelled within a week of the booking date, so we would not be able to fully refund a student who wants to cancel less than two weeks before class without incurring a financial loss to us that we would not be able to recover. With the attend from home option, students do hava a choice to stay home and still get their training. Students can also choose to postpone their training to a later date if they wish. 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

You can cancel or reschedule your registration without penalty or charge provided you give notice of 10 business days (M-F) or more days before the start of my class.

If you request to cancel or reschedule your registration 10 Business Days (M-F) or less days before the class start you will be charged 100% the course fee and will not be entitled to a refund. You have one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.

You cannot change your class location ten (10) Business days (M-F) or less before the class start because Certified Staffing Solutions has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

Should Certified Staffing Solutions need to cancel your class due to insufficient enrollment, or postpone it due to events beyond their control, Certified Staffing Solutions will notify you as soon as possible. In such cases, you may reschedule to a future class date at no additional charge or receive a refund for any money on account relating to that registration.

Travel arrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Certified Staffing Solutions suggests obtaining refundable reservations. Certified Staffing Solutions classes are confirmed approximately 14 days before the start of the class. We cannot guarantee class commitments before that window of time. Certified Staffing Solutions will not be responsible for any cancellation costs incurred, including but not limited to, airline/mass transit tickets, hotel reservations and so on.


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Start Dates (2)
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9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor 3 $1,740
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Thu, Nov 19 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor
Fri, Nov 20 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor
9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor 3 $1,740
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Jan 07 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor
Fri, Jan 08 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor

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