Apigee Developer Certification

Apigee offers two levels of certification that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge developing an API solution using API Services functionality in Apigee Edge.


Who is it for?

Apigee Certification is an accreditation from Apigee that you have completed the requirements that demonstrate a level of proficiency (either basic or advanced) using Apigee products, processes and practices. Apigee Developer Certification is usually pursued by Apigee customers and Systems Integration partners who are experienced developers and have designed, developed and implemented APIs in Apigee Edge. It is expected that certification candidates have completed the recommended training or have the equivalent skills and knowledge on the topics covered by the exam.

What's involved?

There are two certification levels:

  1. Level 1 Apigee Developer Certification. A proctored 125 item multiple-choice test that must be completed within 120 minutes. No reference materials are permitted during the exam. You must earn 70% or more to earn your Level 1 Developer Certification.
  2. Level 2 Apigee Developer Certification. A practical exam that requires you to implement a scenario-based API solution followed by a fifteen minute interview regarding aspects of your implementation. You will have two weeks to complete the exam. Expect to spend eight hours on the implementation and fifteen minutes on the interview. You must earn your Level 1 Apigee Developer Certification before you are eligible to sit for the Level 2 Developer Certification.

How do I register for the exam?

How much does it cost?

Each attempt at the Level 1 exam is $100. Each attempt at the Level 2 exam is $400. You cannot take the test more than 3 times without clearance from gcp-edge-certification@google.com.

How long do I have to wait for the results?

You will receive your score on the Level 1 exam immediately after completion. If you get a 70% or more, you can then register for the Level 2 exam using the same process that you registered for the Level 1 exam.

It takes approximately 3-4 weeks after you complete the Level 2 exam to receive your results.

What do I get?

As an Apigee Certified Developer you will be distinguished from non-certified peers for potential career enhancement. In addition, on successful completion of Level 2 exam you will be awarded the following benefits:

  • A certification badge that can be displayed on Linkedin and other social profiles
  • Recognition as a Certified Developer on the Apigee Community
  • Verification of your Developer Certification to customers and other parties

What do I need to know?

Candidates for the Certification Exam should have the following knowledge, skills and experience related to the objectives below:

Determine what components of Apigee Edge will be used to implement an API solution based on the features of each component and the solution requirements:

  • Edge Policies
  • Microgateway
  • Edge node.js
  • Edge Analytics
  • Edge API BaaS

Describe the core features of Edge Policies and their function:

  • Proxy Configuration
  • Error handling
  • Shared Flows and Flow Hooks (starting Jun 15 2017)
  • Encrypted KVM (starting Jun 15 2017)

Describe the core features of Edge Microgateway (starting Jun 15 2017)

  • Out-of-the-box plugins
  • Custom plugin development

Describe the core features of Edge Node.js and their function:

  • Proxy Configuration
  • Traffic Management
  • Mediation
  • API Programmability
  • Error handling

Describe the core features of Edge Analytics and their function.

Describe the core features of Edge API BaaS and their function.

  • Proxy Configuration
  • Security
  • Data Storage

Describe API Design and Edge implementation best practices

Describe Apigee troubleshooting and debugging guidelines for the different components in Apigee Edge.

Describe how to deploy the solution using:

  • Command Line Deployment
  • User Interface Deployment
  • Environment promotion and revisions

Open API Specification 2.0 to capture API design.

Describe best practices and Apigee features for API Documentation.

Describe best practices and management of the API Lifecycle.

In addition, certification candidates should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the above objectives using the appropriate Apigee product.

How do I prepare for the exams?

Complete the following eLearning or live training courses:

Review the following resources:

In addition, for the Level 2 Certification Exam, you will want to be sure that you have hands on experience building and implementing the above objectives in Apigee.

Are there sample questions?

Below are three sample questions from the Level 1 exam:

A. Which are valid API BaaS queries on a collection? Select all that are correct.

  1. ql=delete where <property> = '<value>'
  2. ql='<value>'
  3. ql=select * where <property> = '<value>'
  4. ql=<property> = '<value>'

B. Which statement does NOT apply to the Spike Arrest policy?

  1. protects your backend against severe traffic spikes
  2. protects your backend against denial of service attacks
  3. maintains a count of traffic received
  4. returns an error when its limit has been reached

C. An API Product in Apigee can be used to:

  1. restrict access to a set of APIs
  2. configure the quota limits for APIs
  3. restrict access to APIs in different environments
  4. all of the above

Answers: A(3,4), B(3), C(4)

There are no sample questions for the Level 2 exam as you will be given a real-life scenario to implement.

What are the Certification Program Policies?

Participation in the Apigee Certification Program is subject to your adherence and acceptance to the Apigee Certification Policies, Apigee Certification Program Agreement, and the details contained on this Apigee Edge Developer Certification that are effect at the time you participate in the relevant exam.

What if I have more questions?

Email us at gcp-edge-certification@google.com