Passing the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) DevOps Engineer Certification exam

Want to pass the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) DevOps Engineer certification exam? Want to become Alibaba Cloud Certified? Follow this comprehensive preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) DevOps Engineer 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) Developer or the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) System Operator certification yet? Follow our previous blog on preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate  (ACA) Developer certification and pass the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Developer certification first. It is not mandatory, but it is recommended. The same with the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) System Operator, it is recommended to pass it first, before sitting to the ACP DevOps Engineer certification exam.

And those, who have already passed the Associate level Alibaba Developer and System Operation certifications, keeping reading this preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional DevOps Engineer certification.

Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) DevOps Engineer certification

The Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) DevOps Engineer certification is commonly known as ACP DevOps. It covers Alibaba Cloud’s Kubernetes Container Service (ACK), the ARMS Prometheus monitoring service, Log Service, ActionTrailer, Container Registry, and more. 

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

This certification exam is for candidates who have developing and operational expertise on the Alibaba Cloud platform. Alibaba Cloud Professional 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) DevOps Engineer certification

While starting your preparation for the ACP DevOps Engineer 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 70 questions for maximum 100 marks and you will get 90 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 DevOps Engineer certification exam –

ACP DevOps Engineer Certification Exam Information
Certification NameAlibaba Cloud Professional DevOps Engineer Certification
Test Type Online Registration, Offline Exam at Exam Center
Exam Duration90 Minutes
Number of Questions70
Exam Fee$120
Exam TypeClose-book Exam
Exam LanguageEnglish

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

  • 30 Questions – Single Selection Type: The candidate will get 1 points for every right question
  • 30 Questions: Multiple Selections Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
  • 10 Questions: True-False Type: The candidate will get 1 points for every right question

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

ACP DevOps Engineer Certification Exam Blueprint
Domain% of Exam
Infrastructure as Code10%
Monitoring and logging20%
Automated delivery / deployment (CI/CD)20%
Security and credentials management10%
Containers and Kubernetes20%
Highly availability architecture10%
Event and alert management & automation10%

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

1. Take the Alibaba Cloud course

The course is really cheap and it is focused on passing the Alibaba Cloud DevOps Professional exam. You will learn everything you need to get the certification.

The course is divided into domains:
Each domain focuses on an Alibaba Cloud topic, such as infrastructure as code, monitoring and logging, automated delivery/deployment, security and credentials management, container and Kubernetes, HA architecture, and event and alert management & automation.

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) DevOps Engineer Certification Exam, along with theoretical concepts, equally focus on practical experience on real-time problems.

3. Take the Roopu Cloud online  practice tests
After going through the Alibaba Cloud DevOps Engineer course, you are all prepared for the ACP DevOps Engineer 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) DevOps Engineer certification preparation and get yourself ready to pass the certification exam.

Conclusion

So, we’ve covered the preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) DevOps Engineer exam. ACP DevOps 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) DevOps Engineer exam.

Wish you the best for your exam!

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