Certification

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). This is the first exam 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, consisting of 55 questions 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.

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