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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Computer Programming or Computer Science
This exam contains 40 questions with a minimum cut score of 700.


(40 questions, 45 mins). Candidates for this exam should be able to recognize and write syntactically correct Python code, recognize data types supported by Python, and recognize and write Python code that will logically solve a given problem. Candidates are expected to have had, at minimum, instruction and/or hands-on experience (150 hours) with the Python programming language, be familiar with its features and capabilities, and understand how to write, debug, and maintain well-formed, well documented Python code.

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Upon completion of this exam, students will have demonstrated the ability to evaluate an expression to identify the data type Python will assign to each variable; convert between and work with data types; determine the sequence of execution based on operator precedence; select the appropriate operator to achieve the intended result; construct and analyze code segments that use branching statements; construct and analyze code segments that perform iteration; construct and analyze code segments that perform file input and output operations; construct and analyze code segments that perform console input and output operation; document code segments using comments and documentation strings; construct and analyze code segments that include function definitions; analyze, detect, and fix code segments that have errors; analyze and construct code segments that handle exceptions; perform basic operations using built-in modules; and solve complex computing problems by using built-in modules.
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