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Ping Identity Certified Professional
The Ping Identity Certified Professional - PingFederate certification measures the candidate’s ability to describe how to perform basic installation and configuration tasks.
This exam covers the following knowledge about PingFederate version 9:
o Describe the basic features and functionality of the product, and highlight the main use cases.
Installation and Initial Configuration
o Identify installation requirements for the product.
o Describe how to install the product on Windows.
o Describe how to install the product on Linux or UNIX.
o Identify tasks completed during the initial configuration wizard.
o Describe how to upgrade the product.
o The candidate should be able to describe how the administrative console works and what the basic workflows are.
o Describe the locations and functions of different startup files.
o Describe how to set up logging into the administrative console with an LDAP data source.
o Describe how to install or upgrade the product license.
o Describe the use of native accounts in PingFederate or how Role-Based Access Controls are used to manage administrative functionality.
o Describe how to configure email notifications.
o Describe how to manage configuration archive creation and retention.
o Describe the server endpoints.
o Describe how to manage SSL certificates, certificate authorities and certificate signing requests.
o Describe how to configure or manage LDAP and JDBC external data sources.
o Describe how to configure Password Credential Validators or any of the following adapters:
▪ HTML Form Adapter
▪ HTTP Basic Adapter
▪ Kerberos Adapter
▪ OpenToken Adapter
▪ Reference ID Adapter
▪ Composite Adapter
o Describe how attribute mappings work and how to use them.
o Explain the difference between mapping attributes at the connection level and the adapter level.
o Describe SSO endpoints and variables (protocol-specific endpoints).
o Define the difference between IdP-initiated and SP-initiated connections and describe when each are used.
OAuth 2.0 Configuration
o Describe the purpose of OAuth scopes, token managers and mappings for grants, clients or endpoints.
OpenID Connect Configuration
o Describe how to configure OpenID Connect Policy Management.
o Describe the OpenID Connect endpoints and their purposes.
o Describe how to use OpenID Connect for SSO.
o Describe the locations, purposes and logging levels for different PingFederate log files.
This exam is delivered as a remotely proctored, multiple-choice exam. There are roughly 60 items on the exam and a time limit of approximately 90 minutes. For more information about how remotely proctored exams are delivered, please refer to our testing guide.