When will the 2017 certification exams be available?
The 2017 certification exams will be available as of March 1, 2017. They include several new topics, such as questions related to Jenkins 2 and a broader focus on Jenkins Pipeline. For a complete overview of the changes, please download the CJE or CCJPE Study Guides made available on this page, above.
I have already passed a 2016 certification exam. Do I now have to take the 2017 exam to maintain my certification?
No. Your certification never expires. Your certification indicates the year your certification was obtained. It is up to you to decide if/when you would like to get a more current Jenkins certification. Please note that the 2017 exams are an evolution from the 2016 certification exams, not a completely new set of exams. A significant number of questions are common to exams from both years. Therefore, your 2016 certification is still a valid indication that you have mastered core knowledge, skills and Jenkins best practices.
Who should take the certification exam?
The Jenkins Engineer is a functional specialist who understands continuous delivery/DevOps best practices and is able to leverage Jenkins features to implement continuous integration and continuous delivery. For more details, see this job profile and check out the above study guides. The study guides are essential to fully prepare for either test.
How was this job profile defined?
The job profile definition is the result of a collaborative effort by the Certification Advisory Board. The board is comprised of six members, made up of representatives from the Jenkins community, CloudBees customers and partners as well as CloudBees management, including Kohsuke Kawaguchi, founder and lead of the Jenkins project.
What is the difference between Certified Jenkins Engineer and Certified CloudBees Jenkins Platform Engineer?
The Certified Jenkins Engineer exam focuses on Jenkins open source features. The Certified CloudBees Jenkins Platform Engineer exam includes additional questions related to specific features of the CloudBees Jenkins Platform, such as: Jenkins Operations Center, Role-based Access Control, Templates and other functionality.
How can I prepare for the exam?
Depending on which certification you are interested in testing for, please read the relevant study guide carefully. See links for the study guides, above.
Do I need to take both exams to prove expertise on open-source Jenkins and CloudBees Jenkins Platform?
No, taking and passing the CloudBees Jenkins Platform certification exam (CCJPE) means you have proven expertise in both areas.
Will I be certified if I pass? What will determine my passing or failing? Will I be notified (pass/fail) on the day of the exam?
Candidates taking the exam who achieve a passing score will be notified at the end of the exam. Therefore, you will know right away if you passed or not. Once you complete the exam, it is immediately scored and you will receive your result at the test location. Every Monday, we send certificates via email to all candidates who successfully passed the previous week. The email includes a link to your official certificate (pdf). You will be able to use that link on your personal website or social media network accounts. For Linkedin, we will actually provide an option in your notification email that will automatically create a new entry in your resume’s Certification section.
How long is the certification valid?
There is no expiration date. It is up to each individual to define when they should update their certification. We plan to maintain exam questions on an annual basis. Therefore, each certificate includes the year of certification with its corresponding study guide. It will be clear when the certification exam was taken and what topics were covered at that time.
Where can I find Prometric’s test locations?
You can find a list of test locations here. Selecting the closest Prometric test center is part of the registration process. Once you click on [Register], you will be redirected to the CloudBees registration page on the Prometric website. On this page, simply follow the instructions. At the end of the registration process, you will be able to search for a test center near you and pick a date and time that work for you.
How long will I need to wait to retake the exam if I don’t pass?
If you fail, there will be a wait time of three months before you are able to retake the exam.
What is the duration of the exam?
You will have 1.5 hours to answer the Certified CloudBees Jenkins Engineer exam questions and two hours for the Certified CloudBees Jenkins Platform Engineer questions. Please be sure to arrive at the test site 15 minutes before the start time of your session.
How do you track the test duration?
When your exam starts, a timer will show up on your screen, indicating how much time is left. Once the time is up, the system will lock down preventing you from continuing past the allotted time.
How much time do I need to schedule at the test center?
Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the exam’s start time. See above for test duration.
What is the cost?
The customary certification exam fee is $200. However, for the first year of the Jenkins Certification Program, your fee is based on your registration date, as follows:
- $150 for registrations between April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
- $200 for registrations as of April 1, 2017
Do I need to bring my laptop?
You don’t need to bring your laptop, computers will be provided by the test center.
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