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Perl Programming

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This course teaches both the programming interface and the techniques that can be used to write scripts and applications in Perl. This course also covers advanced concepts and capabilities, including object-oriented features, file and network I/O, and database interfaces. Upon completion, students will be able to use Perl techniques and commands to write scripts to perform various user and administrative tasks, and to utilize advanced features of the language.

Who Should Take This Course


No prior Perl experience is required, but completion of “Intermediate C”, “C++ Programming”, “Java Programming”, or equivalent experience in a structured programming language is required.

Course Outline
  • Overview of Perl
  • Types of variables
  • Formatting a report with printf
  • Accessing records by key(s)
  • Operators
  • Perl variables, symbol tables, and scope
  • Subroutines (functions)
  • Using Perl Typeglobs
  • Input and Output
  • Filename manipulation
  • Hashes and complex hash structures
  • Regular expressions
  • Text and manipulation
  • Efficiency considerations
  • Using Perl References
  • Multi-dimensional arrays
  • References to functions
  • Closures
  • Object Oriented Perl Programming
  • Data Persistence Methods
  • Flat file databases
  • Concurrent access and lock mechanisms
  • Process control
  • Perl Modules and Packages
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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