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Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (PCEP™)

  • Length 2 days
  • Price  NZD 2550 exc GST
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

Python® is one of the most widely used languages in software development today, particularly within the fields of data science, machine learning, and web development. Seasoned programmers and new programmers alike can apply Python skills to accomplish many different business goals. Python is an excellent choice of language for most professionals, and it's especially valuable as a first language for anyone wanting to get into programming.

In this course, you'll apply the fundamentals of the Python 3 language and create simple scripts that process data types and structures; interact with the user; perform tasks based on decision-making logic; structure code for reuse; and handle errors.


This course helps to prepare you for the Python Institute's Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (Exam PCEP-30-0x). The course content is 100% aligned to the exam and an exam voucher is included.

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What you’ll learn

In this course, you'll develop simple command-line programs in Python, specifically:

  • Set up Python and develop a simple application

  • Perform operations on simple data types including strings and numbers

  • Perform operations on data structures including lists, ranges, tuples, dictionaries, and sets

  • Write conditional statements and loops

  • Define and use functions

  • Perform basic exception handling

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Python at Lumify Work

Lumify Work's Python offering has been refreshed to include courses which fully align to certifications from the Python Institute. Our courses are delivered by Python programming experts who can structure their topic flow to your goals and functions, whether it's Python for automation or for data science or for finance.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with basic end-user computing skills who wants to start learning the Python programming language in preparation for developing a wide range of applications.

This course is also designed to assist students in preparing for the Python Institute's Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (Exam PCEP-30-0x) credential.

Course subjects

Lesson 1: Setting Up Python and Developing a Simple Application

  • Topic A: Set Up the Development Environment

  • Topic B: Write Python Statements

  • Topic C: Create a Python Application

  • Topic D: Prevent Errors

Lesson 2: Processing Simple Data Types

  • Topic A: Process Integers and Strings

  • Topic B: Process Decimals, Floats, and Mixed Number Types

Lesson 3: Processing Data Structures

  • Topic A: Process Ordered Data Structures

  • Topic B: Process Unordered Data Structures

Lesson 4: Writing Conditional Statements and Loops

  • Topic A: Write Conditional Statements

  • Topic B: Write Loops

Lesson 5: Using Functions and Handling Exceptions

  • Topic A: Define and Call Functions

  • Topic B: Perform Basic Exception Handling


  • Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (Exam PCEP-30-0x)


Some experience programming in an object-oriented language would be helpful, but not required.

This course will be useful to anyone new to programming or who has completed Introduction to Programming with Python and wishes to attain certification.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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