The Python Standard Library is a set of modules, that are not part of the Python language but are distributed with it. In this course, Getting Started with the Python Standard Library, you'll be provided solutions for common tasks in application development. First, you'll look at powerful extensions to the Python language collections types as well as how to read and store data in different text formats. Next, you'll move on to networking to access web services, email, and more. Finally, you'll learn text processing using regular expressions, random data, and utilities to write command line applications. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the Python Standard Library.