Python Socket Programming Competency (Intermediate Level)

  • 15m
  • 15 questions
The Python Socket Programming Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark assesses your ability to use sockets in Python to transfer data between applications. You will be evaluated on your skills in recognizing and working with Python socket features that allow you to transfer large files and configure two-way communication. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to recognize the basic concepts of Python socket programming and can implement the advanced features of Python sockets.

Topics covered

  • build a Python app to break up a large text file into chunks and send the chunks over a socket connection to a recipient app
  • code a Python app to receive a large text file in chunks and reconstruct that file
  • configure an application to wait for a set amount of time for communication from another process
  • configure the server of a client-server chat application
  • implement socket communication between applications by using Python's with context manager
  • recall the considerations for setting a Python socket to use non-blocking mode
  • recognize how data needs to be transformed to bytes when transferring it over Python sockets
  • recognize the effects of setting sockets to run in blocking mode when large transfers are involved
  • recover and use objects that were transmitted from another Python application over a socket connection
  • set up applications to transfer data using UDP and distinguish between UDP and TCP sockets
  • transmit an image file from one Python app to another by breaking it up into chunks
  • use the pickle module to serialize data when sending it over a socket connection and de-serialize the data at the other end
  • use the socket module in a Python application and identify the functions that can be used to get information about the application's host
  • write a Python app that subscribes to RSS data feeds
  • write server and client applications that can communicate with each other using TCP sockets