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How to Get Certified: Cloud Foundry Certified Developer Exam, Version 2.0

This week, we announced the rollout of Version 2.0 of the Cloud Foundry Certified Developer exam. We’ve redesigned the CFCD exam to reflect the ease of use of the platform. If you use Cloud Foundry with any regularity, you should pass the certification exam — it’s as simple as that.

The new exam will be generally available on September 4, 2019. You can start the self-paced eLearning Cloud Foundry for Developers online training course now so you’ll be ready for the exam the day it launches.

Why We Created the Certified Developer Program 

When we created the CFCD program over two years ago, we had one goal in mind: to give you as a developer the tools you need to remain on the cutting edge of cloud. With Cloud Foundry in the top ten highest paid tech skills, we knew that becoming certified on Cloud Foundry would keep you relevant and desirable as a developer in a rapidly changing industry.

Here’s what professional Cloud Foundry end users have to say about the Cloud Foundry Certified Developer program:

Why We Updated the Certified Developer Exam 

The Cloud Foundry Application Runtime (CFAR) has continued to evolve — and that evolution means that developer workflows on the platform have continued to get easier. The Cloud Foundry community is committed to delivering a better, more streamlined experience for enterprise developers, and we want to be sure that is appropriately reflected within the exam.

What does that mean? If you use Cloud Foundry, you should be able to pass the exam.

Cf-push remains one of the most productive ways for enterprise developers to work with an application platform. And the experience of working with Cloud Foundry has evolved over the years to become easier — even as you’re doing more advanced work. 

Because our community works closely with other open source communities, numerous vendors have begun to offer versions of the Cloud Foundry platform that deploy on top of Kubernetes. The platform’s architecture is evolving to ensure the Cloud Foundry developer experience can be brought into a Kubernetes infrastructure. 

The new CFCD exam reflects CFAR’s ease of use and interoperable capabilities.

Work with Cloud Foundry? Get Certified

Learning to work with Cloud Foundry isn’t that big of a lift — that’s the point. CFAR abstracts away the complexity and hides it so you can focus on developing your applications.

But as with any skill, there’s nuance. You might know that to bake a cake, you require eggs, flour, sugar and butter, but you need to know how much of each ingredient it takes and how to blend them in order to make something delicious. The CFCD exam ensures you know what you need to be productive, like deploying different types of applications, where to look in the documentation for more esoteric features, and how to troubleshoot problematic configurations.

How Do You Get Certified?

Easy: Take the exam online once it launches on September 4. It takes approximately three hours to complete and includes performance-based questions and multiple choice to test you on your practical and conceptual knowledge of Cloud Foundry and general cloud native architectural principles.

If you’re a beginner, sign up for the self-paced eLearning course online.

If you are a proficient Cloud Foundry user but want to brush up before the exam, sign up for the half-day prep course on-site at Cloud Foundry Summit in the Hague, the Netherlands, on Monday, September 9, from 13:00 to 17:00. The on-site prep course will be taught by Resilient Scale’s Steve Greenberg and is a rare opportunity to get hands-on, in-person training experience from a professional. 

Register for Cloud Foundry EU Summit and choose the prep course and on-site exam when you sign up to get a discount on the bundle. See you there!


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