Passing the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security Certification exam

Want to pass the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification exam? Want to become Alibaba Cloud Certified? Follow this comprehensive preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional  (ACP) Security exam and get yourself ready to pass the exam.

Alibaba Cloud is ranked as China´s largest public cloud service provider, and the fourth largest cloud service provider worldwide. Since the china market is growing really fast, and Alibaba Cloud as well, the Alibaba Cloud certifications are fast becoming the must-have certificates for any IT professional working with Alibaba Cloud.  

If you haven’t yet taken the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification yet? Follow our previous blog on preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification and pass the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Computing certification first. It is not mandatory, but it is recommended.

 

And those, who have already passed the Associate level Alibaba Cloud Security certification, keeping reading this preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification.

Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification

The Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification, commonly known as ACP Security certification, is the professional-level Alibaba Cloud Security Certification. It covers all of Alibaba Cloud´s security products such as WAF, Security Center, Anti-DDoS, Data Security, etc.  

Who Can Apply for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification?

This certification exam is definitely not for Alibaba Cloud beginners, prior Alibaba Cloud experience is required. Doing the ACP Cloud Computing Certification and the ACA Security Certification before the ACP Security one is highly recommended, since it covers all core products of Alibaba Cloud and gives you a very good overview of the platform. 

Overview of the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification

While starting your preparation for the ACP Security certification, one needs to have an overview of the exam. It is a close-book, offline exam that the candidates need to give at the exam center. The exam consists of 80 with a total mark of 100 and you will get 120 minutes to complete the exam. You will have to pay $120 to sit in the exam. The table below gives basic information about the Alibaba Cloud Professional Security certification exam.

ACP Security Certification Exam Information
Certification NameAlibaba Cloud Professional Security Certification
Test Type Online Registration, Offline Exam at Exam Center
Exam Duration120 Minutes
Number of Questions80
Exam Fee$120
Exam TypeClose-book Exam
Exam LanguageEnglish

Note that the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification is not like other common certification exam that consists of all the randomly placed multiple choice or multiple select questions. In the ACP Security certification, the questions are placed in the following sequence and marks are fixed for each question:

  • 40 Questions – Single Selection Type: The candidate will get 1 points for every right question
  • 20 Questions: Multiple Selections Type: The candidate will get 2 point for every right question
  • 20 Questions: True-or-False Type: The candidate will get 1 point for every right question

The exam blueprint for the Alibaba Cloud Professional consists of a number of products with their percentage content in the examination. Here is the blueprint for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification as mentioned in the official document of the ACP Security certification:

ACP Security Certification Exam Blueprint
Product Name% of Exam
Anti-DDoS20%
WAF15%
Security Center20%
Content Moderation5%
SSL5%
KMS5%
General knowledge about Cloud Security and Operating Systems10%
Combinations: ECS, SLB, OSS, RDS, VPC, CDN and other related cloud products20%

Preparation Guide for the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security Certification Exam

1. Take the Roopu Cloud online course

Roopu Cloud is the leader in Alibaba Cloud Certification Training. The course is focused on passing the Alibaba Cloud Security Professional exam. You will learn everything you need to get the certification on the first attempt.

The course is divided into sections:
Each section focuses on an Alibaba Cloud security core product, such as Security Center, WAF, Anti-DDoS, and  in the security part of the core Alibaba Cloud products such as ECS, SLB, Auto Scaling, RDS, OSS, Cloud Security and CloudMonitor, as well as a section focused on General knowledge about Cloud Security and Operating Systems.

2. Get Hands-on with Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is all about the real world problems and to get a good command on that, hands-on experience is mandatory. Therefore, while preparing for Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional Security Certification Exam, along with theoretical concepts, equally focus on practical experience on real time problems.

You need to practice a lot on Alibaba Cloud products to have deep knowledge about them.  If you don’t have hands-on experience, you can create a free account on Alibaba Cloud to start. Not only this, you also get the free credit
($300) after new registration that you can use to know and try different services. Just register and practice as much as you can on the Alibaba Cloud products.

After registration, there are some accessible tutorials that provide step by step guide to make you understand about the deployment and usage of difference services and applications of Alibaba.

3. Take the Roopu Cloud online  practice tests
After going through the Alibaba Cloud Security course, you are all prepared for the ACP Security certification exam. So now, it’s the time to check your preparation level and for this we recommend you to take the practice tests

The practice tests are set up in the same format as that of the real exam. So, trying mock exams helps you get ready for the actual exam. Also, you become confident enough to take the exam and pass the exam in the first attempt only.

So, just follow the above steps for the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security certification preparation and get yourself ready to pass the certification exam.

Conclusion

So, we’ve covered the preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security exam. Alibaba Cloud professional certification is not only for those who are working on Alibaba Cloud. You can also take Alibaba Cloud Professional certification if you are already working on AWS, GCP or Azure cloud as a cloud security specialist.

What are you thinking now? Start your preparation for the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Security exam.

Wish you the best for your exam

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