AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional

Whether you are an architect, a consultant, an engineer, or an administrator who works with AppDynamics technologies, you have the opportunity to set yourself apart from the pack by becoming an AppDynamics certified Implementer.

What does it mean to hold the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional certification?

An individual who attains the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional certification has demonstrated, by passing the associated exam, that they have the knowledge and skills required to deploy AppDynamics Controllers, Agents, EUM Servers and Analytics Servers. This individual also has experience using AppDynamics APIs to extend and customize the AppDynamics App iQ Platform.

Individuals interested in pursuing the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional certification are advised to do the following:

  1. Review the preparation guide for the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional exam.
  2. Complete the courses outlined in the Implementer Learning Track, or equivalent (while completing this track is not required, it is highly recommended). Undertaking AppDynamics training is a great way to learn about the topics assessed on the exam. For those with many years of experience with our technologies, our training provides the level of refresher necessary to bring you up to date with new product features and functionalities. Please note: Completing these courses will not provide the 6-12 months of practical experience that may be required in order to pass this exam.
  3. Assent to the Certification Candidate Agreement presented at the beginning of the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional exam.
  4. Take and pass the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional exam.

Who should pursue the AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional certification?

Individuals who have experience deploying AppDynamics Controllers, Agents, EUM Servers and Analytics Servers. This group of individuals also have experience using AppDynamics APIs to extend and customize the AppDynamics platform.

What are some of the prerequisite knowledge and skills not assessed on the exam associated with the certification that a successful examinee should have prior to sitting the exam?

  • Experience with XML
  • Experience with JSON
  • Power user knowledge of Windows or Linux
  • General knowledge of the usage of REST API
  • Experience troubleshooting and solving software related issues
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python
  • Knowledge of web application design, web services and common service frameworks

What are the knowledge and experience of the minimally qualified candidate for an AppDynamics Certified Implementation Professional certification?

  • Understands user permissions in the context of Windows and Linux
  • Understands operating system resources such as memory, CPU, disk, network
  • Understands web applications architectures and design patterns, such as request and response transactions
  • Understands basic business transactions custom match rules (can separate two URLs and three URLs)
  • Understands application topology
  • Can define an application using the AppDynamics Monitoring Architecture
  • Can map the AppDynamics App iQ Platform Architecture
  • Has installed the Controller following the user manual
  • Knows how to upgrade the Controller
  • Understands Agent deployment and validation
  • Can review Business Transaction Auto discovery strategy and update if required
  • Can create Business Transactions for each tier
  • Has imported pre-created dashboards templates
  • Understands the architecture of an AppDynamics implementation, including a High Availability deployment
  • Has installed and configured AppDynamics Agents
  • Has managed and implemented on-premises Controller configuration
  • Can manage Controller configuration management
  • Has extended monitoring capabilities by using custom entry points, exit points, information points, data
  • Can configure collectors
  • Understands the concept of Analytics (Transaction and Log)
  • Has theoretical knowledge of Controller Self-Monitoring

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Benefits of an AppDynamics Certification

Helps you to gain the recognition and credibility you deserve in the APM space

Increases your career opportunities and your chances of earning a higher salary in comparison to your peers who are not certified

Demonstrates your commitment to your craft

Makes you a member of our exclusive community for certified professionals