Basics of Python Programming for 98-381 and PCAP-31-02

Gain hands-on expertise in the PCAP-31-02 and 98-381 certification exams with the Basics of Python Programming for 98-381 and PCAP-31-02 course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The complete cert guide covers all the objectives of the PCAP-31-02 and 98-381 exams and includes topics such as Python basics, data structures, functions in Python, modules in python, and many more. The course provides skills in all the basic and advanced concepts of Python programming with its interactive learning resources.

Here's what you will get

The PCAP Certified Associate in Python Programming certification is an independent vendor-neutral credential targeted at the professionals starting career in the field of Python programming. The certification certification validates candidates skills and knowledge in general computer programming concepts such as conditional execution, loops, and Python programming language syntax.

Microsoft MTA certification is an entry-level training program designed to ensure proficiency and skills in technical knowledge in mission-critical IT job roles. MTA certifications are designed to fit within the curricula of high-school and college education programs to expose students with no prior IT background to core Microsoft technologies and info-tech job roles.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? There is no official pre-requisite for the exam.
What is the exam registration fee?

  • For PACP-31-02: USD 295
  • For 98-381: USD 127
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE, Certiport
What is the format of the exam? Single-choice and multiple-choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 65 minutes (exam) + 10 minutes (Non-Disclosure Agreement/Tutorial) minutes
What is the passing score? For PACP-31-02: 70%
What is the exam's retake policy?

For PACP-31-02: A 15 days waiting period is required to re-sit that exam. There is no limit to the number of retakes of a failed exam. No retakes of a passed exam of the same exam version are allowed.

For 98-381:

  1. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  2. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait seven days before retaking the exam a third time.
  3. A seven-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  4. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date.
  5. If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MTA exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 98-381, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • DevOps Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Firmware Developer
  • Computer Applications Developer

Here's what you will learn

  • About Python
  • Python Getting Started
  • Running Python
  • Basic Syntax
  • Lesson Summary
  • Data Types
  • Python Operators and Expressions
  • Lesson Summary
  • Decision Making
  • Loops
  • Lesson Summary
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Sets
  • Dictionaries
  • Sequences
  • Looping Techniques
  • Lesson Summary
  • Functions
  • More on Defining Functions
  • Intermezzo: Coding Style
  • Lesson Summary
  • Modules
  • Detail Study on Modules
  • Standard Modules
  • The dir() Function
  • Packages
  • Lesson Summary
  • Input from User
  • Output Formatting
  • Reading and Writing Files
  • Directories in Python
  • Lesson Summary
  • Syntax Errors
  • Exceptions
  • Defining Clean-Up Actions
  • Lesson Summary
  • Names and Objects
  • Scopes and Namespaces
  • Classes
  • Data Hiding
  • Inheritance
  • Private Variables
  • Odds and Ends
  • Iterator and Generator
  • Lesson Summary
  • More on Python
  • Applications of Python
  • The Complete Python Program

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Truncating vowels from a string
  • Exchanging the numbers
  • Converting float data type to integer data type
  • Using the len() built-in function
  • Evaluating an expression
  • Evaluating an equation
  • Using the comparison operator
  • Using the bitwise operator
  • Truncating the decimals
  • Using the if-elif-else statement - Part 1
  • Using the if-elif-else statement - Part 2
  • Using the if-else statement
  • Checking whether a string is palindrome
  • Using the for loop to print a pattern
  • Using the break statement
  • Using the while statement
  • Finding LCM of two numbers
  • Sorting words from a string
  • Finding elements of a list
  • Concatenating tuples
  • Modifying a set
  • Creating a dictionary
  • Finding the cube of a number
  • Creating a function
  • Creating a function with its default value
  • Using an anonymous function
  • Using the math module
  • Using the datetime module
  • Obtaining a year from the date
  • Using old string formatting
  • Printing the pattern
  • Using format() method
  • Retrieving all the files from a folder
  • Printing the first line from a file
  • Writing the text to a file
  • Reading a file
  • Performing different operations on file
  • Correcting the errors
  • Rectifying the errors - Part 1
  • Rectifying the errors - Part 2
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Basics of Python Programming for 98-381 and PCAP-31-02
ISBN : 9781644590058
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