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Python Certification

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Python Certification

With the growing need for Python programmers it is now more important than ever to gain recognition for your programming expertise and be able to prove your skills. A certificate is the first step to demostrate your skill and passion for programming. 

Python Institute exams are a good way to complete the education process. From a psychological point of view, it is a great motivator as it gives you, the learner, a goal and a sense of completeness. Python certification exams provide you with useful and unbiased information about what you know and what you should know in order to achieve another milestone.

Taking the certification exam gives you a chance to check, prove, and validate your skills. 

This course is designed to prepare you throughly for PCEP exam from Python Institute and also build a strong foundation in Python coding. Course comes with lot of practice assignments that will set you on path to ace the Python certification exam.

Note: This certification exam is conducted by Python Institute. There will be an additional exam fee (USD 59) that has to be paid to the institute by the student at the time of exam registration.

PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer Certification: Exam Syllabus

Exam block #1: Basic Concepts (17%)

Objectives covered by the block (5 exam items)

  • fundamental concepts: interpreting and the interpreter, compilation and the compiler, language elements, lexis, syntax and semantics, Python keywords, instructions, indenting
  • literals: Boolean, integer, floating-point numbers, scientific notation, strings
  • comments
  • the print() function
  • the input() function
  • numeral systems (binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal)
  • numeric operators: ** * / % // + –
  • string operators: * +
  • assignments and shortcut operators

Exam block #2: Data Types, Evaluations, and Basic I/O Operations (20%)

Objectives covered by the block (6 exam items)

  • operators: unary and binary, priorities and binding
  • bitwise operators: ~ & ^ | << >>
  • Boolean operators: not and or
  • Boolean expressions
  • relational operators ( == != > >= < <= ), building complex Boolean expressions
  • accuracy of floating-point numbers
  • basic input and output operations using the input(), print(), int(), float(), str(), len() functions
  • formatting print() output with end= and sep= arguments
  • type casting
  • basic calculations
  • simple strings: constructing, assigning, indexing, immutability

Exam block #3: Control Flow – loops and conditional blocks (20%)

Objectives covered by the block (6 exam items)

  • conditional statements: if, if-else, if-elif, if-elif-else
  • multiple conditional statements
  • the pass instruction
  • building loops: while, for, range(), in
  • iterating through sequences
  • expanding loops: while-else, for-else
  • nesting loops and conditional statements
  • controlling loop execution: break, continue

Exam block #4: Data Collections – Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries (23%)

Objectives covered by the block (7 exam items)

  • simple lists: constructing vectors, indexing and slicing, the len() function
  • lists in detail: indexing, slicing, basic methods (append(), insert(), index()) and functions (len(), sorted(), etc.), del instruction, iterating lists with the for loop, initializing, in and not in operators, list comprehension, copying and cloning
  • lists in lists: matrices and cubes
  • tuples: indexing, slicing, building, immutability
  • tuples vs. lists: similarities and differences, lists inside tuples and tuples inside lists
  • dictionaries: building, indexing, adding and removing keys, iterating through dictionaries as well as their keys and values, checking key existence, keys(), items() and values() methods
  • strings in detail: escaping using the \ character, quotes and apostrophes inside strings, multi-line strings, basic string functions.

Exam block #5: Functions (20%)

Objectives covered by the block (6 exam items)

  • defining and invoking your own functions and generators
  • return and yield keywords, returning results,
  • the None keyword,
  • recursion
  • parameters vs. arguments,
  • positional keyword and mixed argument passing,
  • default parameter values
  • converting generator objects into lists using the list() function
  • name scopes, name hiding (shadowing), the global keyword



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Really enjoyed the course as it challenged me and prepared me for the certification well.




I really liked the course. Teacher really help me understand coding well. This was my first programming course and I feel really confident about my exam now.

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Durations: 2 Months Total Hours: 32+ Lectures: 2 Hours / Week Labs: 2 Hours / Week Age Group: 14-18 Years Skill Level: Beginner

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