OpenEDG Python Institute Certifications

The Python Institute is committed to the development of an independent global standard in Python programming certification, which will allow programming specialists, software developers, and IT professionals from all over the world to assess and document their programming skills objectively, and to gain recognition for their expertise.

OpenEDG Python Institute and Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, have established cooperation for the delivery of a certification program created for the Python programming language. On the foundations of this cooperation, the Python Institute and Pearson VUE have begun to provide a high-stakes and globally available Python programming testing and certification program.

The Python Institute and Pearson VUE are committed to providing the whole IT community with test and certification programs of the highest quality. We are proud to offer professional certifications designed to provide industry recognition of knowledge, skills and proficiency in Python programming.

OpenEDG Python Institute offers independent and vendor-neutral certification in the Python Programming language, provided in cooperation with Pearson VUE, the world’s leader in computer-based testing.

OpenEDG Python Institute has defined an independent global certification path for the Python programming language, and has developed an international Python programming examination standard.

Candidates can take certification exams at three competency levels: Entry, Associate, and Professional.

OpenEDG Python Institute Certification Roadmap

The Entry-Level certification exams are administered worldwide in the form of proctored (OpenEDG Authorized Academies) and non-proctored (accessed online from any place) tests through the OpenEDG Testing Service program, at a time and location convenient to test candidates.

The Associate- and Professional-Level certification exams are administered in the form of proctored tests at over 5,000 Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers and Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center Selects, at a time and location convenient to test candidates.

PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer 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.

PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming

PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification not only gives you confidence in your programming skills, but it also helps you to stand out in the job market. PCAP certification acts as a complement to education, and gives you a head start on preparing for and advancing to the professional level.

PCPP-32-1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1

PCPP – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 certification recognizes advanced Python programming knowledge and skills. PCPP-32-1 certification reflects your experience and programming skills in the following areas: Advanced OOP, GUI Programming, PEP conventions, Text File Processing, Communicating with a program\’s environment as well as maths, science, and engineering modules. It proves that you take your career development seriously and it lets you stand out with a globally-recognized credential.

PCPP-32-2 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 2

PCPP – Certified Professional in Python Programming 2 certification reflects your wide programming skills and experience in Python and related technologies. PCPP-32-2 certification demonstrates that you are familiar with and proficient in the following areas: Creating and Distributing Packages, Design Patterns, IPC, Network Programming, and Python-MySQL Database Access. It demonstrates that you have acquired the highest level of expertise and shows that you are passionate about programming in Python.

Additional Information:

  • The PCEP (Entry-Level) certification is not a pre-requisite for the PCAP (Associate) or PCPP (Professional) certifications.
  • The candidate who wishes to gain a professional-level credential (PCPP-32-1xx and PCPP-32-2xx) must already hold an associate-level credential (PCAP), which means that the PCAP certification is a pre-requisite for the PCPP certification.
  • The PCPP-32-1xx certification (PCPP – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1) is a pre-requisite for the PCPP-32-2xx certification (PCPP – Certified Professional in Python Programming 2.
  • All OpenEDG Python Institute certifications are valid for lifetime and do not have to be renewed.

CEPP – Certified Expert in Python Programming

The candidate who completes the OpenEDG Python Institute General Programming certification program, i.e., passes the PCAP-31, PCPP-32-1, and PCPP-32-2 exams, becomes recognized as an OpenEDG Python Institute Certified Expert in Python Programming (CEPP).

Individuals holding the CEPP title are recognized for their expert Python programming skills as well as mastery of Python-related technologies.

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