Confluent Certification Program is designed to help you
demonstrate and validate your in-depth knowledge of Apache Kafka.

Prove that you are a leader in the data streaming field. Show your skill set by getting certified as a Confluent Certified Developer for Apache Kafka (CCDAK) or a Certified Operator for Apache Kafka (CCOAK). These exams are the first exams in a comprehensive multi-tiered certification program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the benefit for an individual to become certified?

    Certification is a good differentiator in the job market. You can show your current employer that you are well-versed in Apache Kafka – something which can help during salary negotiations and promotion discussions. If you're looking for a new job, you can use the Certification to stand out from the crowd.

  • Is the Certification linked to a specific version of Apache Kafka or Confluent Platform?

    Yes. The Certification exam is linked to the current Confluent Platform version.

  • Am I required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before taking a Confluent Certification exam?

    To preserve the security and value of the certification program, all candidates must accept the terms and conditions of the Confluent Certification Program Agreement during the registration process and at the beginning of any Confluent certification exam. Read the agreement in full before scheduling your exam. If you are not willing to be bound by the Agreement, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

  • Does the Certification expire?

    Yes. The Certification expires after two years. You will be required to re-certify every 2 years.

  • How is the Certification exam administered?

    The Certification exam is a multiple-choice exam which must be answered within 90 minutes. It is a proctored, online exam: the candidate must have a Webcam, and the proctor monitors the student for the duration of the exam.

  • If I fail a Confluent Certification exam, do I have to wait before I try again?

    Candidates wishing to retake an exam must wait at least 14 days between exam attempts. Once a candidate has passed an exam, he/she may not retake that exam.

    Please note: A single Certification exam costs $150. This entitles you to one attempt. If you do not pass, you will need to pay the fee again to retake.

  • Do I need to be a Java programmer to take the Developer exam?

    Although you will not be asked to write code during the exam, you will need to be familiar with the key Java Producer, Consumer, and Streams APIs.

  • What training classes should I take to prepare for the exam?

    It is not required that you attend a training class prior to your exam; however, taking recommended training will assist you in exam preparation.  We recommend you review the online study guide for the exam you are preparing to take.

  • How do I register to take a Confluent Certification exam?

    Confluent Certification exams are scheduled and proctored online through Examity.  First, you must register by creating a user profile on the Examity site

  • What should I have when taking a Confluent Certification exam?

    You will need a computer with a video camera, audio (both microphone and speaker capability), a browser, and a strong internet connection. You must have a government ID to verify your identity prior to starting an exam.

  • Can I use reference materials during the Certification exam?

    The use of reference materials and mobile phones is prohibited during the certification examination.

  • What will I receive after passing the exam?

    If you pass the exam, you will earn the certification credential and be authorized to use the certification title and logo on your business cards and other professional collateral, in accordance with the Confluent Certification Agreement.

  • What if I need to cancel my exam?

    Exams can be canceled or rescheduled 48 hours before the scheduled appointment time. Failing to cancel or reschedule within this time will result in forfeiting exam fees.

  • I have a disability that might affect my performance on a certification exam. What accommodations are available?

    If you have a disability, we are committed to making reasonable efforts to accommodate you, as required by law. Please contact certification@confluent.io at least 21 days in advance of your test date to discuss available accommodations.

  • Is Confluent Certification affiliated with the Apache Software Foundation?

    Confluent Certification is not affiliated with the Apache Software Foundation.

  • Do I get a digital badge after I pass the confluent certification exam?

    Yes. Upon passing a Confluent certification exam, you will receive an email with instructions about how to access the Confluent digital badges and certificates If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder.

  • Can I use the Logo on my business cards?

    Yes. You can use the Certification logo as long as you keep an “Active” certification status.

  • What score is required to pass a Confluent Certification exam?

    Confluent discloses exam results as Pass or Fail only and does not publish cut-scores.

    Confluent does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice. Confluent reviews, updates, and adjusts exam questions on an ongoing basis as items are updated.

  • When will I get my exam results?

    After completing your exam, you will receive results immediately on the testing screen.

  • What if I am worried about my computer or operating system not working?

    To ensure there will be no issue completing your exam your system must meet the following requirements. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email Support@examity.com and arrange to do a system check with someone on their support team. If your internet speed does not meet these requirements your exam attempt may be forfeited. You can test your internet speed at https://www.speedtest.net.

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