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

ISBN : 9781644590058

Prepare for the 98-381 and PCAP-31-02 certification exams with the Basics of Python Programming for 98-381 and PCAP-31-02 course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe, online environment. The course and lab completely cover the objectives of both the 98-381 and PCAP-31-02 exam objectives and include topics such as Python basics, Data structure, Python modules, errors and exceptions, object oriented programming, Input and Output, Python functions, control flow tools in Python, and more.

The PCAP Certified Associate in Python Programming certification is an independent, vendor-neutral credential targeted at professionals who are starting a career in the field of Python programming. This certification validates candidates' skills and knowledge of 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 technical knowledge in mission-critical IT job roles. MTA 98-381 exam validates candidates' skills to perform operations using data types and operators, control flow with decisions and loops, perform input and output operations, document and structure code, perform troubleshooting and error handling, and perform operations using modules and tools.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
  • For PCAP-31-02: There is no official pre-requisite for the exam.
  • For 98-381: At least 100 hours of instruction and/or hands-on experience with the Python programming language.
What is the exam registration fee?

  • For PCAP-31-02: USD 295
  • For 98-381: USD 127
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE or Certiport
What is the format of the exam?
  • For PCAP-31-02: Single-choice and multiple-choice questions
  • For 98-381: Single choice, multiple choice, drag-and-drop, active screen, build list, case studies, and short answer.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains
  • For PCAP-31-02: 40
  • For 98-381: 40-60
What is the duration of the exam?
  • For PCAP-31-02: 65 minutes (exam) + 10 (Non-Disclosure Agreement/Tutorial)
  • For 98-381: 45 minutes
What is the passing score?
  • For PCAP-31-02: 70%
  • For 98-381: 700
What is the exam's retake policy?
  • For PCAP-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. A seven-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  2. If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MTA exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • DevOps Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Firmware Developer
  • Computer Applications Developer
  • 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 the 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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