Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD)

The Certified Cloud Foundry Developer exam is ideal for candidates who want to validate their skill set using the Cloud Foundry platform to deploy and manage applications.


A Certified Cloud Foundry developer will competently use Cloud Foundry to deploy and manage applications. 

There are no pre-requisites for this exam.

Domains & Competencies

The CFCD Certification exam includes these general domains on the exam:

  • Application Lifecycle
  • Application Management
  • Basics
  • Platform Security
  • Routing
  • Services
  • Troubleshooting

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Application Lifecycle

  • Buildpacks
  • Buildpack sources (system,git)
  • Stacks
  • Health checks
  • Buildpack release notes

Application Management

  • CF push
  • CF start/stop/restart/restage
  • CF delete
  • CF app
  • Scaling (horizontal/vertical)
  • Application manifests


  • CLI
  • CLI plugins
  • Logging
  • Targeting
  • CF help
  • Orgs & spaces
  • CF curl
  • Environment Variables

Platform Security

  • Roles & Permissions
  • Application security groups


  • Route management
  • Inter-application communication


  • Service brokers
  • Managed services
  • Service instance lifecycle & use
  • UPSI
  • Sharing service instances
  • Space scoped brokers
  • Service keys


  • CF SSH
  • Route confusion
  • Out of memory
  • Troubleshoot SVC connection
  • Route collision

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Exam Details

This is an online proctored exam that can take up to three hours to complete.

It includes performance-based tasks and multiple choice questions, to test individual developers on their practical and conceptual knowledge of Cloud Foundry and general cloud-native architectural principles.

Policies & Resources

Please review the Candidate Handbook and Exam Tips along with other recommended resources below.


By learning Cloud Foundry, we can make deployment of our apps simple and easy. Getting this type of certificate is always valuable.”  Jul 2019


It is a nice certification exam. Due to this, we will get more knowledge on Pivotal Cloud Foundry automation processes.”  Jul 2019


Exam was tough. But I think it was fair.”  Jul 2019


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At a Glance

Exam Delivery


Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Certification Valid

3 Years


  • 12 Month Exam Eligibility
  • Free Exam Retake
  • PDF Certificate and Digital Badge

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