Passing the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container Certification exam

Want to pass the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container certification exam? Want to become Alibaba Cloud Certified? Follow this comprehensive preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container 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) Cloud-Native certification yet? Follow our previous blog on preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate  (ACA) Cloud-Native certification and pass the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud-Native certification first. It is not mandatory, but it is recommended.

And those, who have already passed the Associate level, keep reading this preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional Container certification.

Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container Certification

The Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container certification is commonly known as ACP Container. It covers a spectrum of Alibaba Cloud core services, including architecture, networking, cloud security, and best practices. 

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

This certification exam is for candidates who have expertise in cloud computing on the Alibaba Cloud platform. Alibaba Cloud Expert is intended but not limited to architects, developers, and O&M personnel who know how to use the Alibaba Cloud products.

Overview of the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container certification

While starting your preparation for the ACP Container certification, one needs to have an overview of the exam. The exam consists of 75 questions for maximum 150 marks and you will get 150 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 Expert Cloud Computing certification exam –

ACP Container Certification Exam Information
Certification NameAlibaba Cloud Professional Container Certification
Test Type Online Exam
Exam Duration150 Minutes
Number of Questions70
Exam Fee$120
Exam TypeClose-book Exam
Exam LanguageEnglish

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

  • 44 Questions – Single Selection Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
  • 31 Questions: Multiple Selections Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question

The exam blueprint for the Alibaba Cloud Certified Expert consists of a number of products with their percentage content in the examination. Here is the blueprint for Alibaba Cloud Certified Expert Cloud Computing certification as mentioned in the official document of the ACE Cloud Computing certification:

ACP Container Certification Exam Blueprint
Product Name% of ExamProducts Related
Distributed Infrastructure and High Performance Architect Design20%ECS, SLB, RDS, OSS, VPC, Containers
Cloud and Global Network Design and China Gateway Solutions20%EIP, VPN Gateway, DNS, SLB, GA, CEN, ICP
Massive Data Storage and Processing35%RDS, PolarDB, OSS, NFS, MaxCompute
High Reliable Architect Design10%DTS, SLB, OSS, RDS, CEN, PolarDB
Security5%Anti-DDoS, WAF, Security Center
IT Governance10%RAM, ROS, LogService, Function Compute

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

1. Pass the ACA Certification

In order to pass this tough exam you need to have previously the knowledge and experience require to pass the ACA Cloud-Native certification exam. 

2. Get Hands-on with Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is all about real-world problems and to get a good command on that, hands-on experience is mandatory. Therefore, while preparing for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container 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, but 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 different services and applications of Alibaba Cloud.

3. Take the Roopu Cloud Practice Tests

So now, it’s time to check your preparation level and for this we recommend you to take 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) Container certification preparation and get yourself ready to pass the certification exam.


So, we’ve covered the preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Container exam. ACP Container 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 computing specialist.

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

Wish you the best for your exam!

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