Certification Exam: Pivotal Certified Developer Java


This exam takes 4 hours.


The performance-based Pivotal Certified Developer Exam is designed to test and validate your understanding of and familiarity with:

  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry – Pivotal Application Services (PAS)
  • Spring Boot
  • Spring MVC
  • Spring Cloud
  • Cloud-native patterns and practice

You will complete the exam on a Linux virtual machine running that has all necessary software preinstalled. During the exam, you will build a Java Spring Boot app using the IntelliJ IDE.

You will be provided with checkpoints throughout the exam that will run tests against your software on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The final examination is pass/fail.


Topics likely to be on this exam include:

  • Create, configure, and deploy a Spring Boot application using Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Create HTTP endpoints with Spring MVC
  • Secure an application with Spring Security
  • Communicate with other applications and services on Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Manage a distributed system with Spring Cloud


Prior to attempting the exam, Pivotal recommends thoroughly reviewing the exam study guide and exam brief.

Furthermore, we recommend taking the Pivotal Platform Acceleration Lab for Developers (Java) or Pivotal Platform Acceleration Lab for Application Architects (Java) course.

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Fine print

Purchasing this exam entitles you to one (1) proctored exam attempt with our exam provider, PSI / ExamsLocal. All exams are taken online and are remotely proctored. You will receive exam registration and scheduling instructions via email once you have completed your exam purchase. Your exam must be scheduled and taken within 90 days of your exam purchase or your exam attempt will be forfeited.

Certification Exam: Pivotal Certified Developer Java
Price: $450.00
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