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Why certify?


In today’s business market, being able to show that you’ve attained skills verified by a third party means that you’ve done far more than search, test, and try your knowledge. Earning a certification means you’ve spent time learning fundamental skills and best practices. And at Couchbase, attaining certification means you’ve gone through the rigorous process of learning the essential elements of Couchbase Server and how to use it effectively. Our certification program is based on measurable objectives verified by Couchbase experts and long-time users. Our certification means that once you’ve passed your exam, you earn a badge that can easily be socialized on LinkedIn, Facebook, and any other website where you showcase your abilities. And our certification means Couchbase professionals stand behind you as you bring your knowledge of Couchbase to other sectors of the database market.

How do you get certified?

Purchase your exam from the Couchbase Academy store.

• Purchase your exam voucher on the Couchbase Academy store
• Receive an email notification
• Set your exam time

Couchbase Academy certification exam vouchers start at competitive low prices of $50.

Schedule an exam time through ProctorU, a third-party exam vendor.

• Go to ProctorU using the link we email you
• Choose an exam time – offered 24/7 in all global time zones

Scheduling windows start within 48 hours or less from time of purchase.

Plan for your exam, including studying and exam completion time.

• Review the study guide for the exam
• Take the exam on scheduled date (40 questions, 90 minutes)

Exams must be taken within 90 calendar days of voucher purchase or the voucher will expire.

What can I get certified on now?

Couchbase Associate Java Developer

Get a fundamental understanding of the Couchbase NoSQL database and essential functionality. In this 8-hour self-paced course, we share the basics of SQL vs. NoSQL, how to obtain and download Couchbase, how to best model data for Couchbase, and how to build a sample application. We’ll walk you through the basics of Couchbase's N1QL query, the Java SDK 3.0, and future considerations for building an application using Couchbase.

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How do you show your certification?

Connect your social account to Acclaim by Credly and share your certification on your social and professional networks.

Certification FAQ

Who is eligible to take a certification exam?

Our certification exam is available to Java developers seeking to attain the Associate Java Developer certification. We offer a corresponding course to help you prepare for the certification exam, but you can purchase and sit for the certification exam any time you like.


Can I get certified without taking the training course?

Our training course is the best way to gain the knowledge tested in our certification exam, but course attendance is not a required step in the certification process.


How do I purchase a certification exam?

Exams are available for purchase in our Couchbase Academy store. Locate the exam and add it to your cart. You’ll be directed to log in if you haven’t already done so. Once logged in, you can complete the checkout process. Once your purchase has been completed, you’ll receive several emails from ProctorU inviting you to set up your account and schedule your exam.


How long do I have before I have to take my exam?

Once you’ve purchased your exam from the Couchbase Academy store, you must schedule and take your exam through ProctorU within 90 calendar days or the exam will expire. Once an exam has expired, you must purchase another if you wish to continue. Therefore, we encourage you to schedule your exam date as soon as possible after purchase.


What happens if I pass the exam?

Within 72 hours of passing the exam, you’ll receive a notice to claim your digital badge through Acclaim by Credly. Once you accept your badge, you'll be provided with links for sharing the badge via LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. You can also download the badge and place it in your email signature. 


Do I have to create an account to take the exam or get the badge?

Yes. After you receive your notification emails from ProctorU, you will need to create a ProctorU account in order to take the exam. Once you pass the exam and receive your “Accept badge” notification from Acclaim by Credly, you will need to create an account for Acclaim by Credly.


What happens if I do not pass the exam?

If you need another opportunity to take the exam, you may purchase another exam from our store. We encourage you to refresh your knowledge with the material in the associated course before re-attempting the exam.