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AP Computer Science A




College Equivalency

Course Overview

Get familiar with the concepts and tools of computer science as you learn a subset of the Java programming language. You'll do hands-on work to design, write, and test computer programs that solve problems or accomplish tasks.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Designing a program, developing the algorithms it needs, and writing code to implement them
  • Testing program code and correcting errors
  • Documenting and explaining how program code works
Mathematics Overview

Equivalency and Prerequisites

Exam Overview

The Computer Science A Exam will test your understanding of the programming concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to read and write code for computer programs.


3 hours


Paper (in school) or Digital (in school and at home)


Section 1 | Multiple Choice | 40 questions Section 2 | Free Response | 4 questions

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