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Building a Python Application: Shutdown Watcher Challenge

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Building a Python Application: Shutdown Watcher Challenge

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About Lab Challenges

Lab challenges are hands-on labs with the gloves off. You jump into an auto-provisioned cloud environment and are given a goal to accomplish. No instructions, no hints. To pass, you'll have a limited time to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and get the checks that inspect the state of your lab environment.

Challenge Description

This lab challenge is aimed at reinforcing your learning of the content in the Building a Python Application: Course One - Sprint 4 lesson on, in addition to other topics, a shutdown watcher.

In this lab challenge, you will be provided with a web browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) with incomplete code files pre-loaded. You must complete the code and make all the tests pass before time runs out. This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied situation, leaving behind multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.

What will be assessed

  • Your ability to write Python code within a time-limited environment
  • Handling signals in Python
  • Object-oriented design in Python

Intended audience

  • Intermediate Python Developers


  • Python 3 Knowledge
  • Viewing the lessons up to Sprint 4 in the Building a Python Application: Course One course
About the Author
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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.