Important Instructions: CFCD

Exam Details

  • The exam is delivered online and consists of 10 performance-based tasks, where you will use the CLI to interact with a Cloud Foundry environment, and 10 multiple choice questions.

  • Candidates have 3 hours to complete the CFCD exam.

  • The exam requires use of the Cloud Foundry CLI in the provided browser based terminal to execute, and no Cloud Foundry UI should be used to complete the exam.

  • The exam is proctored remotely via streaming audio, video, and screen sharing feeds.

  • Results will be emailed 36 hours from the time that the exam is completed.

System Requirements to take the exam

Exams are delivered online and Candidates must provide their own computer with:

  • Current version of Chrome or Chromium

    • you don’t need to install a virtual machine, use a client machine, or anything beyond a Chrome or Chromium browser

    • Make sure you have third party cookies turned on for the duration of the exam.

  • Reliable internet access

    • Ensure others on the same internet connection are not performing activities that use excessive bandwidth (i.e. holding conference calls, streaming content, gaming, etc.)

    • A wired connection is often more stable and robust than a wireless connection

    • Turn off bandwidth-intensive services (e.g. file sync, dropbox, BitTorrent)

  • Microphone

    • Please check to make sure it is working before you start your exam session.

  • Webcam

    • Ensure the webcam is capable of being moved as the proctor may ask you to pan your surroundings to check for potential violations of exam policy.

    • Try holding up your ID while viewing your webcam feed to ensure your placement and resolution are sufficient for the person viewing your feed to read your ID.

    • If you will be testing from an employer-provide ISP or will use an employer provided machine, please ensure that streaming will be allowed using WebRTC.

Candidates should run the PSI Online System Security Check to verify that their machine meets the technical requirements for taking a proctored exam.

Acceptable Testing Location

Below are the expectations for an acceptable testing location::

  • Clutter-free work area

    • No objects such as paper, writing implements, electronic devices, or other objects on top of surface

    • No objects such as paper, trash bins, or other objects below the testing surface

  • Clear walls

    • No paper/print outs hanging on walls

    • Paintings and other wall décor is acceptable

    • Candidates will be asked to remove non-décor items prior to the exam being released

  • Lighting

    • Space must be well lit so that proctor is able to see candidate’s face, hands, and surrounding work area

    • No bright lights or windows behind the examinee

  • Other

    • Candidate must remain within the camera frame during the examination

    • Space must be private where there is no excessive noise. Public spaces such as coffee shops, stores, open office environments, etc. are not allowed.

ID Requirements to take the Exam

  • Candidates are required to provide a non-expired Primary ID that contains Candidate’s photograph, signature and full name (see acceptable forms of ID in the table below)

  • The name on your Primary ID must exactly match the verified name on your exam checklist.

  • If the Candidate’s full name on their Primary ID contains non-latin characters, then the Candidate must ALSO provide a non-expired Secondary ID containing their full name in Latin Characters and signature, OR a notarized English translation of their Primary ID along with the non-latin character Primary ID

Primary ID

(non-expired and including photograph and signature)

Secondary ID

(non-expired and including signature with Candidate name in Latin characters)

Passport

Government-issued driver’s license/permit

Government-Issued local language ID (with photo and signature)

National Identity card

State or province-issued identity card

住民基本台帳 (Basic resident register with Photo) or マイナンバーカード(My number card)

Debit (ATM) Card

Credit Card

Health Insurance Card

U.S. Social Security Card

Japanese Health Insurance Card

Additional Allowances:

  • Some government issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, military ID or state/country card may be a biometric type and may or may not contain a signature. In these cases Primary ID will be accepted without a signature on condition that you also present a Secondary ID which does contain your signature (e.g. bank, credit or debit card)

  • For candidates testing in Japan, a Driver’s License (with name and recent recognizable photo) is acceptable as a primary ID as long as it is accompanied with a Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証). In Japan, the Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証) is an acceptable form of secondary ID

Sanctioned Countries

Exams may be administered to citizens of a sanctioned country listed below PROVIDED the citizens are tested OUTSIDE the sanctioned country and their exam registration and current ID show an address OUTSIDE the sanctioned country.

  • Cuba

  • Iran

  • Syria

  • Sudan

  • North Korea

  • Crimea Region of Ukraine

Editors

There is a small need to edit simple text files on the exam. You should be able to create a file, edit text, save the file and exit the editor. You should not need any more advanced capabilities It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with one of the editors available in the linux terminal. You only need to be comfortable with one, not all three. There are many tutorials available for each editor, such as:

Spaces

On the exam, you will have access to a single org in a Cloud Foundry Instance. There will be a space for each performance based task in this org. It is your responsibility to manage the orgs and spaces you are targeted to. Don’t forget to target the correct space before starting a performance based task.

Resources Allowed

Candidates may use their Chrome or Chromium browser to open one additional tab in order to:

(a) access the following assets for reference during the exam:

(b) access applications in the following domain deployed during the exam as part of completing performance based items:

No other tabs may be opened and no other sites may be navigated to. The allowed sites above may contain links that point to external sites. It is the responsibility of the candidate not to click on any links that cause them to navigate to a domain that is not allowed.

Additional Resources

If you cannot find an answer to your question in the Candidate Handbook or FAQ, you may contact Customer Support at certificationsupport@linuxfoundation.org.