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PPL-201: Intermediate Perl Programming

This three-day programming class provides programmers the knowledge to create intermediate-level Perl scripts. Students will develop the experience to automate system tasks via hands-on programming exercises in conjunction with the lecture.

Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Use advanced regular expressions to parse data files.
  • Create advanced formatted output.
  • Discuss the functions of Perl's built-in variables.
  • Perform advanced file handle manipulation.
  • Use Pragmas to modify the functionality of Perl scripts.
  • Use Perl's built-in modules.
  • Perform advanced debugging techniques.
  • Store data in Perl databases.
  • Create graphical-base programs using Perl/TK.


  1. Advanced regular expressions
  2. Advanced formatted output
  3. Exploring useful built-in variables
  4. Advanced File Handles
  5. Pragmas
  6. Exploring useful built-in modules
  7. Debugging tools
  8. Perl/TK Basics
  9. Perl TK Widgets
  10. Geometry Managers