8.5 hours

Learning materials will include hands-on activities for getting started with developing applications using either Solace PubSub+ API or open APIs/Protocols supported by Solace.

Upon completion of this certification path, you will be able to:

  • Understand the motivations and business values of being event driven
  • Understand the concepts of an event driven architecture and event mesh
  • Understand the various event driven design patterns and message exchange patterns
  • Understand the various authentication and authorization options for applications
  • Apply Solace’s Direct and Guaranteed Messaging features to applications
  • Understand principles of good topic taxonomy and topic best practices
  • Identify event flows, events, schemas, and microservices
  • Model events and microservices in PubSub+ Event Portal
  • Understand the fundamentals of PubSub+ APIs and multi-protocol support

This certification path consists of the following courses:

  • Solace Essentials
  • PubSub+ Developer Foundations
  • Solace Certified Developer Practitioner Level 1 Exam (SCDPE)

Developer Practitioner (Level 1) Certification Exam Breakdown

Being Event-Driven
  • Event-driven architecture high level overview 5%
  • Event-driven use cases
  • Steps to become event-driven
  • The event-driven 6+1 steps methodology
PubSub+ Platform Foundational Concepts
  • PubSub+ Platform overview 20%
  • Event driven basics
  • Topic structures and wildcards
  • Topic best practices
Event Portal
  • Event portal for event-driven architecture 20%
  • PubSub+ Event Portal overview and basics
Event Brokers
  • PubSub+ Event Brokers 25%
  • Security
  • Direct messaging
  • Guaranteed messaging
  • Dynamic message routing overview
  • High-availability overview
  • Disaster recovery overview
  • Message replay overview
Event Management
  • Message VPNs 15%
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Management tools
Event Monitoring
  • Key monitoring requirements 5%
  • Tools for monitoring PubSub+ Event Brokers
  • SEMP for monitoring
  • Syslog events
  • PubSub+ Monitor
  • PubSub+ Insights
  • Basic troubleshooting and gathering diagnostics
Event Mesh
  • Event mesh overview and basics 5%
PubSub+ APIs
  • Support APIs and protocols5%
  • Multi-protocol capabilities

Certification Exam FAQ:

Questions are formatted as multiple choice (one correct response), multiple response (two or more correct responses), and association (associate options with correct responses).

The exam is open book format and non-proctored.

You require access to a computer and an internet connection. You cannot save the exam and resume later. Navigating away from the browser or exiting the exam before you submit your answers can cause your responses to be reset and will count towards your attempt.

There are 28-70 questions, depending on which exam you take.

You must score 70% or above to obtain the certification.

Results of the exam are delivered immediately upon submission, along with a certificate of achievement

You will have a maximum of 3 re-attempts with a wait period of 3 days between. Use this waiting period to review your course materials and other resources. After 2 attempts you can contact us at for further instructions.

Yes, Solace certifications are valid for 2 years, after which you can renew your certification.

Sign in to Solace Academy and successfully re-complete the learning path of your desired certification.

Exams should not be a collaborative effort. Posting or sharing of exam questions or answers in any forum is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.

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