PCAP™ – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification focuses on the Object-Oriented Programming approach to Python, and shows that the individual is familiar with the more advanced aspects of programming, including the essentials of OOP, the essentials of modules and packages, the exception handling mechanism in OOP, advanced operations on strings, list comprehensions, lambdas, generators, closures, and file processing.
PCAP™ certification gives its holders confidence in their programming skills, helps them stand out in the job market, and gives them a head start on preparing for and advancing to the professional level.
Becoming PCAP™ certified ensures that the individual is fully acquainted with all the primary means provided by Python 3 to enable them to start their own studies at an advanced level, and to open a path to the developer’s career.
PCAP™ certification is an interim step to the PCPP1™ certification, a great motivator for self-improvement and self-development, and most importantly – the means to keep one's programming skills up to date and demonstrate them to others. Becoming PCAP™ certified reflects the candidate's interest in developing a higher level of proficiency and a more in-depth understanding of Python, as well as their ability to use it for commercial and non-commercial general-purpose programming projects, and create, develop, and improve their own programming portfolio to increase their value in the job market.
Python is the programming language that opens more doors than any other, and the more you understand Python, the more you can do in the 21st Century. With a solid knowledge of Python, you can work in a multitude of jobs and a multitude of industries.
PCAP™ certification is a valuable credential for individuals looking to acquire the skills and knowledge essential to continue to more advanced, more specialized, and higher paying Software Development, Security, Networking, IoT, and engineering roles. It will particularly appeal to:
"If you are working as a Data Analyst and want to open your career to Data Science, the Certified Associate in Python Programming certification is a must!"
Python is either the highest-paid, or one of the highest-paid languages in all parts of the world today, and the salaries range between $90,000 and $130,000 a year (source: SalaryExpert.com).
With the ever-increasing reliance on the Internet, and with Python playing an ever-growing role, the salary of the average Python programmer is almost surely to rise.
Currently, there are 100,000+ unfulfilled Python jobs around the world, and the supply of qualified Python programmers is unable to match the demand.
|Exam name||PCAP™ – Certified Associate in Python Programming|
|Exam Code & Current Exam Versions||PCAP-31-03 (Status: Active)
PCEP-31-02 (Status: Retired)
|Exam Duration||Exam: 65 minutes, NDA/Tutorial: 10 minutes|
|Number of Questions||40|
|Format||Single- and multiple-select questions | Python 3.x|
USD 295 (Exam)
|Delivery Channel||Pearson VUE: Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Centers + OnVUE Online Proctoring from Pearson VUE
OpenEDG Testing Service: 2022 pilot, limited availability
|Testing Policies||PCAP-31-0x Testing Policies – Click here to view Testing Policies|
|Exam Syllabus||PCAP-31-0x Exam Syllabus – Click here to view Exam Syllabus|
|Associated Certifications||PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (Exam PCEP-30-0x)
PCPP1 – Certified Professional in Python Programming 1 (Exam PCPP-32-10x)
|Courses Aligned||Python Essentials 2 (Free – Edube Interactive™, an OpenEDG Education Platform)
PCAP Programming Essentials in Python (Cisco Networking Academy, Part 2, Modules 1-4)