PCEP: Course Objectives vs. Exam Objectives

The aim of the following courses:

  • PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python (Cisco NetAcad, Instructor-Led: Modules 0-4),
  • Python Essentials (Cisco NetAcad, Self-Study: Modules 1-4),
  • and Programming Fundamentals in Python Part 1 (OpenEDG Education Platform, Self-Study)

is to familiarize the student with general computer programming concepts like conditional execution, loops, Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment, as well as with general coding techniques and best practices.

After completing any of the courses the student should be 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 courses are fully aligned with the PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer certification provided by the OpenEDG Python Institute.

Exam block Courses and modules aligned with the exam block
Basic Concepts * Python Essentials: Module 1, Module 2, Module 3

** Programming Fundamentals in Python (Part 1): Module 0, Module 1, Module 2
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Data Types, Evaluations, and Basic I/O Operations Python Essentials: Module 2, Module 3, Module 4

Programming Fundamentals in Python (Part 1): Module 1, Module 2, Module 3
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Flow Control – loops and conditional blocks Python Essentials: Module 3, Module 4

Programming Fundamentals in Python (Part 1): Module 2, Module 3
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Data Collections – Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries Python Essentials: Module 3, Module 4

Programming Fundamentals in Python (Part 1): Module 2, Module 3
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Functions Python Essentials: Module 3, Module 4

Programming Fundamentals in Python (Part 1): Module 2, Module 3
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* Python Essentials (or Programming Essentials in Python) available through the Cisco Networking Academy platform: Part 1 – BASICS (self-study/self-enroll version); www.netacad.com

** Programming Fundamentals in Python Part 1 available through the OpenEDG Education Platform – self-study/self-enroll version; www.edu.openedg.org