The Python Institute is a non-profit project venture set up, run, and managed by OpenEDG to promote the Python programming language, train a new generation of Python programmers, and support professional careers in programming in Python and related technologies. In line with the strategic goals associated with the enhancement and development of careers in Python programming, OpenEDG Python Institute provides an independent global framework for curriculum development, skills assessment, and Python programming high-stakes examinations.
OpenEDG Python Institute offers training courses at all levels of Python programming, from absolute beginner to advanced professional programmer, and just as Python itself is free and open-source, all the core online self-study courses offered by the Python Institute are free for everybody. OpenEDG Python Institute also offers independent and vendor-neutral certification in the Python Programming language, provided in cooperation with Pearson VUE, the world’s leader in computer-based testing.
Proud supporter of the Python Software Foundation
Member of the Association of Test Publishers Global
Member of IT Professionalism Europe
Open Education and Development Group together with Cisco Networking Academy – the leading global education program, Pearson VUE – the leader in computer-based testing, and a network of OpenEDG Strategic, Education, and Testing Service Partners, have established collaboration for the delivery of learning and certification programs created for the Python programming language.
The Python Institute courses cover both theoretical and practical concepts that are essential for interacting with real-life programming tasks and situations. They contain quizzes, tests, interactive assessments, and lab exercises that facilitate the understanding of programming concepts and the conversion of knowledge into practical skills. They have been designed and reviewed by experienced faculty and industry professionals, with the goal of meeting current market trends, and equipping you with a handset of skills for careers in software development, IT, and related technologies.
The OpenEDG Python Institute certification program was designed following a rigorous process of industry and market research to accurately determine the demand for specialized professionals in the given sectors: through Job Task Analyses (JTAs), Training Needs Analyses (TNAs), and Skills Gap Analyses (SGAs) aiming to identify the work requirements and skills sought by employers looking to hire Python programmers; and an intensive examination of the education system that lays out the foundation for the training and development of IT specialists, web developers, managers, and aspiring programmers.
Open Education and Development Group (OpenEDG), in its certification development process, adopts a meticulous, consultation-driven, and competency-oriented approach to test design, utilizing qualitative development frameworks, subject-centered design patterns, and psychometric modelling conducted in alignment with the prescriptive guidance for educational and psychological assessment practices put forth in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA, APA, NCME), European Test User Standards (EFPA, EAWOP), and the European Test Review Model (EFPA, EAWOP).