OpenJS Node.js Services Developer (JSNSD)

The OpenJS Node.js Services Developer certification is for the Node.js developer with at least two years of experience creating RESTful servers and services with Node.js.

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The OpenJS Node.js Services Developer certification is designed for anyone looking to demonstrate competence in creating RESTful Node.js Servers and Services (or Microservices) with a particular emphasis on security practices.

Domains & Competencies

Servers and Services – 70%
Security – 30%

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JSNSD Domains & Competencies v1.0

  • Servers and Services – 70%
    • Implementing public facing web servers
    • Creating RESTful HTTP services
    • Consuming other HTTP services
    • Knowledge of HTTP verbs and status codes
    • Processing user input
  • Security – 30%
    • Protecting against malicious input
    • Attack mitigation

Exam Details

This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires implementing multiple solutions within a Remote Desktop Linux environment. Visual Studio Code, Vim and Webstorm (kindly sponsored by JetBrains) are included as editors in this environment.

The exam includes tasks simulating on-the-job scenarios, and Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.

Policies & Resources

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

At a Glance

Exam Delivery


Duration of Exam

2 Hours

Certification Valid

3 Years

Version of Software

NodeJS Version 10.16 LTS


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

Experience Level



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