A few weeks ago I first read about the Spring Framework Certification (SFC) program offered by SpringSource:
The Spring Framework Professional Certification (SFC) is for software professionals (architects, developers and consultants) who desire to acquire certification of their Spring Framework knowledge. Achieving this certification provides clear evidence that a software professional understands the basic syntax and structure of the Spring Framework and can develop applications using Spring. (source)
As I did not attend to the “Core Spring Course” I was not directly eligible for registration. But I qualified as a “grandfathered candidate“. So I went to the SpringSource booth at the OOP and asked for a voucher.
Today I had my exam.
The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You do answer the quesions on a special software, it lets you review your marked questions at the end. You need 75% to pass the exam, you have 88 (!?!) minutes to complete the test. I cannot write about the questions: first screen you get shown before the exam begins is the non disclosure agreement…
Well, it was a nice experience. I am now SpringSource certified.