Over the past year, Ping Identity has invested heavily in developing training resources for our customers and partners to successfully administer Ping’s products. In alignment with that focus, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Ping Identity Certification Program! With this new program, identity administrators are able to earn professional recognition in the identity and access management (IAM) industry and join an exclusive group of professionals certified in administering Ping products.
Ping now offers three certification exams for our single sign-on (SSO), directory and access management software products. All exams are proctored and delivered remotely.
The Professional Level certifications require candidates to demonstrate an understanding of the product features and main use cases, how to install and perform initial configuration of the product, how to navigate the user interface, and how to perform basic server administration tasks (including items like what configuration files contain, the purpose of various log files, and so on).
Upon passing the exam(s), an individual will be considered a “Ping Identity Certified Professional” in the respective product(s), and will receive a digital badge along with a certificate.
"As a long-time integration partner with Ping Identity, I am very excited about the rollout of the product certifications,” said Cody Cook, Director of Professional Services at ProofID. “Given the widespread adoption of Ping products across the enterprise landscape, these certifications will prove to be highly valuable in the delineation of industry professionals, as well as the separation of integration partners that can validate their product experience and knowledge with mature certifications."
While no training is required before the exams, we recommend taking Ping’s Administration courses as preparation (available in on-demand or instructor-led format) and reading our documentation to fill in potential gaps in product knowledge.
In addition, because a primary goal for our program is to provide a high value to individuals who earn our certifications, it's important that credentialed professionals have demonstrated knowledge on relatively recent versions of the fast-moving technology. As such, individuals earning these certifications will be required to recertify as we release new products and features. Information about this requirement will be included in our certification program guide.
We are dedicated to our customers’ and partners’ success with Ping products, and will continue to expand our certification offerings, in terms of both breadth of products and depth of topics covered. Stay tuned for more information as we continue to grow and evolve our Training & Certification program!