This course is the second in a 2-course series that will prepare you for the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification exam at Pearson VUE. The course picks up where Python Essentials – Part 1 leaves off. Its main goal is to teach you the skills related to the more advanced aspects of Python programming, including modules, packages, exceptions, file processing, as well as general coding techniques and object-oriented programming (OOP).
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Frequently asked questions
- Learn the Python programming language. The PCAP exam covers the basics of Python programming, so you should have a good understanding of the language before you take the exam. There are many resources available to help you learn Python, such as books, online courses, and tutorials.
- Practice taking practice exams. There are many practice exams available online that can help you prepare for the PCAP exam. Taking practice exams will help you get familiar with the format of the exam and the types of questions that are asked.
- Buy an exam voucher. You can purchase an exam voucher from the Python Institute website. The voucher will give you access to the PCAP exam and will also allow you to schedule your exam.
- Schedule your exam. Once you have purchased an exam voucher, you can schedule your exam through the Pearson VUE website. You can choose to take the exam at a Pearson VUE testing center or online through OnVUE Online Proctoring.
- Take the exam. The PCAP exam is a 2-hour exam with 60 multiple-choice questions. The passing score for the exam is 70%.
Yes, you can retake the PCAP exam. However, there are some restrictions on how often you can retake the exam.
- You must wait 15 days after your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
- If you purchased a voucher with the retake option, you can retake the exam once. If you did not purchase a voucher with the retake option, you will need to purchase a new voucher to retake the exam.
- There is no limit to the number of times you can retake the exam, but you will need to pay for each retake.
The amount of time it takes to get certified depends on your individual learning style and how much time you can commit to studying. However, most people can complete the necessary coursework and pass the exam in a few months.
Congratulations on passing the PCAP exam! That’s a great accomplishment. Here are some ideas of what you can do next:
- Celebrate your success! Take some time to celebrate your accomplishment. You deserve it!
- Update your resume and LinkedIn profile. Be sure to highlight your PCAP certification on your resume and LinkedIn profile. This will help you stand out to potential employers.
- Start looking for Python jobs. With your PCAP certification, you’ll be a valuable asset to any Python development team. Start looking for Python jobs that match your skills and interests.
- Continue learning Python. There’s always more to learn about Python. Keep learning and growing as a Python developer.
- Contribute to open source projects. A great way to gain experience and build your portfolio is to contribute to open source projects. There are many Python open source projects that need help.
- Start your own Python project. If you have an idea for a Python project, start working on it! This is a great way to put your skills to the test and build something that you’re proud of.