'Coding in Minecraft' is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education and hosted on Azure.
Python Expert Capstone Credential Exam Objective Domain
The ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Python Expert Capstone Credential Exam is best taken after a student has completed the ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Expert Coding using Python credential.
This exam tests your knowledge of coding in the areas listed below. The percentage values are indicative of the breakdown of the content of the exam – the higher the percentage, the greater number of questions you are likely to see on the exam relating to that area.
Variables and DataTypes (10%)
- Identify and use variables in Python and assign appropriate data types
- Convert between data types
- Identify and use Operators
Selection/Branching – If Statements (15%)
- Identify and build If statements
- Identify and build complex if statements
- Identify and use If statements that contain compound conditionals
Iteration – Loops (20%)
- Identify and build while loops
- Identify and build for loops
- Identify and build nested loops
- Identify and build loops that use complex compound conditionals
- Identify and use loop controls
- Identify and use lists
- Identify and use tuples
- Identify and use dictionaries
Structure and document code appropriately (5%)
- Use whitespace and indentation and format code
- Document code
- Code review
Error handling (15%)
- Understand the different types of errors and causes
- Understand code testing and create tests
- Identify and build code that handles errors and exceptions
- Understand modularity and identify when to use
- Identify and build functions
- Identify and build functions that take or return data
Input and Output (10%)
- Identify and build code that performs console input operations
- Identify and build code that performs console output operations
- Identify and build code that performs file input operations
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24 hours wait after 1st attempt,
48 hour wait for each subsequent attempt
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