Entry-Level, Associate & Professional Python Programming
PCEP - Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming
PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1
This course is an exhaustive test preparation package that comprehensively covers the PCEP (Entry-Level Python Programmer), PCAP (Associate Python Programmer), and PCPP (Professional Python Programmer) exams. These certifications are respected globally within the tech industry and signal a high degree of competence in Python programming.
In this course, you're supplied with a series of mock exams that faithfully mimic the actual PCEP, PCAP, and PCPP exams in terms of content, structure, and format. The questions meticulously test your understanding and skills across a broad range of Python programming topics, from the basics, like syntax, control structures, and data types, to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming, error handling, and using Python's extensive standard library.
A standout feature of this course is the detailed explanations provided for each question. Regardless of whether your answer is correct, you'll gain insight into the logic behind the correct answer. This dual purpose of assessment and learning reinforces your grasp of Python programming concepts and bolsters your problem-solving abilities, a critical skill in programming and data science.
This course empowers you to assess your readiness for the actual exams and pinpoint any areas needing more study. It's more than just a test preparation tool; it boosts your confidence and represents a significant leap forward in your Python programming career.
[PCEP - Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer]
This certification shows that the individual is familiar with universal computer programming concepts like data types, containers, functions, conditions, loops, as well as Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment.
The PCEP certification shows that the individual is familiar with the following concepts: fundamental terms and definitions (e.g. compilation vs. interpretation), Python's logic and structure (e.g. keywords, instructions, indentation), literals, variables, and numeral systems, operators and data types, I/O operations, control flow mechanisms (conditional blocks and loops), data collections (lists, tuples, dictionaries, strings), functions (decomposition, built-in and user-defined functions, organizing interaction between functions and their environment, generators, recursion), exceptions (exception handling, hierarchies), as well as the essentials of Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment.
duration: 40 or 45 minutes + 5 minutes NDA/tutorial
passing score: 70%
format: single and multiple choice questions, drag & drop, gap fill, sort, code fill, code insertion
languages: English, Spanish
price: about 60 USD
[PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming]
This certification is a professional, high-stakes credential that measures the candidate's ability to perform intermediate-level coding tasks in the Python language, including the ability to design, develop, debug, execute, and refactor multi-module Python programs, as well as measures their skills and knowledge related to analyzing and modeling real-life problems in OOP categories with the use of the fundamental notions and techniques available in the object-oriented approach.
The PCAP certification shows that the individual is familiar with the following concepts: modules, packages, and PIP, character encoding, strings and string processing, generators, iterators, closures, files, file streams, and file processing, exception hierarchies, and exception classes and objects, working with selected Standard Library modules, and the fundamentals of the Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) approach.
PCAP - Certified Associate in Python Programming certification gives its holders confidence in their programming skills, helps them stand out in the job market, and gives them a head start on preparing for and advancing to the professional level.
duration: 65 minutes + 10 minutes NDA/tutorial
passing score: 70%
number of questions: 40
format: single and multiple choice questions
price: about 300 USD
[PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1]
This certification is a professional credential that measures the candidate's ability to accomplish coding tasks related to advanced programming in the Python language and related technologies, advanced notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming, the use of selected Python Standard Library modules and packages, designing, building and improving programs and applications utilizing the concepts of GUI and network programming, as well as adopting the coding conventions and best practices for code writing.
The PCPP1 certification shows that the individual is familiar with the following concepts: advanced use of classes and modelling real-life problems in the OOP categories (classes, instances, attributes, methods; class and instance data; shallow and deep operations; inheritance and polymorphism; extended function argument syntax and decorators; static and class methods; attribute encapsulation; composition and inheritance; advanced exceptions; copying object data; serialization; metaclasses), best practices and standardization (PEP8, PEP 257, code layout, comments and docstrings, naming conventions, string quotes and whitespaces, programming recommendations), GUI programming (events, widgets, geometry, tools and toolkits, conventions), the elements of network programming (network sockets, client-server communication, JSON and XML files in network communication, HTTP methods, CRUD, building a simple REST client), and file processing and communicating with a program's environment (processing files: sqlite3, xml, csv, logging, and configparser; communication: os, datetime, io, and time).
PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification gives its holders confidence in their programming skills, helps them stand out in the job market.
This certification will be particularly valuable for:
learners looking to boost their skills and knowledge for a junior-level and middle-level role as a software developer, network programmer, data analyst, or tester;
industry professionals wishing to explore technologies that are connected with Python, or that utilize it as a foundation;
team leaders, product managers, and project managers who want gain an in-depth understanding of the terminology and processes in the software development cycle to more effectively manage and communicate with production, QA, and development teams.
duration: 65 minutes, NDA/Tutorial: 10 minutes
passing score: 70%
number of questions: 45
format: single and multiple choice questions
price: about 195 USD
Which version of Python is used in the course?
Is it possible to take the practice test more than once?
Certainly, you are allowed to attempt each practice test multiple times. Upon completion of the practice test, your final outcome will be displayed. With every attempt, the sequence of questions and answers will be randomized.
Is there a time restriction for the practice tests?
Indeed, each test comes with a time constraint of 120 seconds for each question.
What score is required?
The target achievement threshold for each practice test is to achieve at least 70% correct answers.
Do the questions have explanations?
Yes, all questions have explanations for each answer.
Am I granted access to my responses?
Absolutely, you have the opportunity to review all the answers you submitted and ascertain which ones were correct and which ones were not.
Are the questions updated regularly?
Indeed, the questions are routinely updated to ensure the best learning experience.
Additional Note: It is strongly recommended that you take these exams multiple times until you consistently score 90% or higher on each test. Take the challenge without hesitation and start your journey today. Good luck!
Who this course is for:
- individuals who are new to programming and want to start their journey with Python by obtaining entry-level certification (PCEP)
- students or individuals studying computer science or software engineering who want to validate their Python programming skills and knowledge through the PCAP and PCPP1 certifications
- Python enthusiasts or hobbyists who want to formalize their knowledge of Python programming and gain recognized certifications at different levels
- professionals in non-programming roles who want to transition into Python programming roles and need to validate their skills through certifications
- recruiters or hiring managers who want to evaluate the programming skills and competency of job candidates applying for Python programming roles at different levels
- educators or trainers who want to assess the knowledge and progress of their students in Python programming and guide them towards the appropriate certifications
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