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The Python Institute is an organization dedicated to advancing the use of Python as a programming language and supporting the Python community. They promote the Python programming language through their educational resources and globally-recognized certifications, including:

  1. PCEP (Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer): This certification is designed for individuals who are just beginning their Python journey and want to establish a solid foundation in the language.
  2. PCAP (Certified Associate in Python Programming): This associate-level certification validates universal computer programming concepts and Python programming fundamentals.
  3. PCPP1 (Certified Professional in Python Programming 1): This professional-level certification is the first of the two-series General Purpose Programming track designed for professional developers.
  4. PCPP2 (Certified Professional in Python Programming 2): This professional-level certification is the second of the two-series General Purpose Programming track designed for experienced developers.

PCEP Certification

Python Institute PCEP

PCEP stands for “Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer.” This Python Institute certification focuses on testing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to understand Python syntax and create basic Python programs. The exam covers essential topics such as:

  • Syntax
  • Data types
  • Containers
  • Functions
  • Loops
  • Conditions & more

The PCEP certification is an excellent starting point for individuals who want to establish a strong foundation in Python programming and gain recognition for their skills at an entry level.

Our Software Developer Foundations course aligns with the PCEP certification exam objectives.

PCAP Certification

PCAP stands for “Certified Associate in Python Programming.” This certification focuses on Python’s Object Oriented Programming approach and it covers a wide range of topics, including advanced operations on:

  • Strings
  • Lambdas
  • Closures
  • List comprehensions
  • Generators
  • File processing & more

The PCAP certification is ideal for anyone who wants to demonstrate their proficiency in Python programming and their ability to further develop their skills along a developer’s career path.

PCPP1 Certification

PCPP1 stands for “Certified Professional in Python Programming 1.” This advanced-level certification focuses on assessing a candidate’s comprehensive understanding and proficiency in Python programming, including advanced topics and real-world application development. It covers a broad range of concepts, such as:

  • GUI programming 
  • Network programming
  • File processing
  • Python best practices/standards & more

This certification is typically pursued by experienced Python programmers, software developers, data scientists, and professionals who work extensively with Python. The PCPP1 certification validates the certification holder’s ability to handle complex programming tasks, design robust applications, and leverage the full potential of Python for various real-world scenarios.

PCPP2 Certification

PCPP2 stands for “Certified Professional in Python Programming 2.” This advanced-level certification is the second part of the two-series General Purpose Programming track and focuses validating a candidates’ advanced skills within the highly specialized areas of Python and computer programming. It covers a broad range of concepts, such as:

  • Testing
  • Design patterns
  • Interprocess communication
  • Network programming
  • Python-SQL & Python-NoSQL database access
  • Clean code design
  • Software optimization

This certification is typically only pursued by individuals highly skilled in advanced Python concepts and extensive experience in the entire SDLC process.

Ready To Get Started With A Python Institute Certification?

Our daytime and evening Software Developer Foundations courses prepare students for the Python Institute’s PCEP (Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer) certification. To get started, visit the course pages or submit our contact form below:

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