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Jimmy Maher

By on June 1, 2022

Get Certified! Announcing the Kong Certification Program

The joy and woe (sometimes) of working in technology is that we are forever learning. The software stack is ever-evolving, and so many of us in this industry have come to embrace a lifetime of learning. Here at Kong, we are truly passionate about learning and teaching through Kong education. It has been our goal for some time to give our customers, partners and community users the opportunity to demonstrate their skills through a certification and badging program. To that end, we are delighted to announce the first of a series of Kong Certifications by introducing the Kong Gateway Certified Associate Certification. 

Over the next several months, we’ll be launching additional associate and professional level certifications on Kong Gateway and Kong Mesh. These new certifications are designed to assess essential and advanced knowledge of API connectivity principles and best practices in Kong. Kong offers excellent instructor-led as well as self-paced training to prepare for these exams.


Kong Certification

Kong Gateway Certified Associate Certification

Kong Gateway Certified Associate is the foundational certification on Kong Gateway for developers, DevOps and architects and is required to take the next level professional tier certification. Those with the certification should be able to demonstrate essential understanding of microservice connectivity and operating multiple APIs in a multi-platform environment.

Individuals interested in this certification are recommended to complete the following training courses:  

Kong Gateway Foundations (KGAC – 101) 

This course balances instruction, hands-on lab exercises and quizzes to introduce the learner to the fundamental concepts of Kong Gateway, including managing Kong Gateway, designing an API, and exposing the API through Kong Gateway. 

Kong Gateway Operations (KGAC – 201)

This course balances lecture, hands-on exercises and quizzes to help learners understand the context in which the Kong Gateway is used, and the operations side of managing a Kong Gateway deployment including installation, securing the control plane, securing the dataplane, troubleshooting as well as some advanced plugins. 

KGAC-101 is available free on Kong Academy, and KGAC-201 is available to Kong Academy subscribers or through instructor-led training. Please refer to the link here for additional details regarding this certification.


Earn Your Digital Badges 

Kong Gateway Certified Associate Certification

Upon passing the certification exam, you will be awarded a digital badge so you can share your accomplishments within your network over social media. Our partners can also earn these digital badges to showcase their skills to our customers. Digital badges make it easy for customers to see which partners have the capabilities they need to execute their vision with Kong’s cloud native API management solutions. 

Please visit Kong Certification to learn more about how you can get started on your learning journey, and register for your exam today! 

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