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Certified TARS Application Developer (CTAD)

The Certified TARS Application Developer (CTAD) exam demonstrates an understanding of critical concepts in microservices and components/functions of the TARS Framework.

Not sure where to start? You may consider reviewing our suggested CTAD learning path.

POLICY CHANGE: As previously stated, please be reminded that our Certification Period Policy changed as of April 01, 2024, 00:00 UTC. Certifications achieved on or after this date will expire 24 months from the date the program certification requirements, including passing the exam, are met. Please see additional details here.

Who Is It For

The Certified TARS Application Developer (CTAD) certification is ideal for users interested in demonstrating early proficiency and aptitude in microservices.
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About This Certification

A Certified TARS Application Developer has entry-level skills and knowledge to develop microservices and other components within a TARS Framework. This exam is intended to demonstrate that certification holders understand a project’s resources to support continuous development, quickly building credibility and value in the job market.
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What It Demonstrates

The CTAD demonstrates candidates' knowledge about developing and maintaining microservices in the TARS Framework. The specific areas include: installing and operating TARS in Docker, Kubernetes, or from source code; creating a microservices application using the TARS Framework in a chosen programming language; and awareness of the functions/plugins available to maintain or scale up microservices applications in TARS.
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Domains & Competencies
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Configuration templates
Customizing configuration file
Configuration hierarchy and inheritance
Database & Storage6%
Volumes in Docker
Installation & Deployment10%
Source code
Logging & Monitoring18%
Dyeing logs
Remote logging
Properties monitoring
RPC & Networking18%
Tars protocols
Serialization and deserialization
Load balancing
Failure preventing (circuit breaker)
Name service
TARS Core Concepts8%
Framework components
Building a service
Interface debugger
Error scenarios
Configuration errors

Exam Details & Resources
This exam is an online, proctored, multiple-choice exam.
There are no pre-requisites for this exam.