DPBoK™ Certification: How to Get Started with Individual Certification

How can I achieve certification?

After a period of study, attending a training course or by self-study, you need take the DPBoK Part 1 examination. After passing the examination you are invited to enter into a trademark license agreement to complete the certification (see The Open Group Certification for People: Certification Policy for Examination-Based Programs).

What is the difference between accredited and non-accredited training?

Accredited training course providers are subject to an assessment both of the course and also their personnel and organization. In addition all accredited trainers include in their course fee the examination, either on site as part of the course or a voucher to attend a public test center.

What is the retake policy if i fail an Examination?

Candidates who fail an examination are not allowed to retake for a period of one (1) month. A result received before one month will be VOID.

What ID do I need to present to take the examination?

You should consult with the examination provider regarding the forms of picture ID you are required to present to verify your identity.

Can I refer to materials while I take the examination?

No; it is a closed-book examination.

If I fail, how soon can I retake the examination?

At the time of writing, the policy states that individuals who have failed the examination are not allowed to retake the examination within one (1) month of the first sitting.

Examination Overview

Certification for DPBoK Foundation is achieved by passing the DPBoK Part 1 Examination. This is a multiple-choice examination with 40 questions.

The topic areas covered by the examination together with the number of questions per area in the examination follow:

  1. An Introduction to the DPBoK (3 questions)

  2. Digital Value (4 questions)

  3. Digital Infrastructure (3 questions)

  4. Application Delivery (3 questions)

  5. Product Management (3 questions)

  6. Work Management (3 questions)

  7. Operations Management (3 questions)

  8. Coordination and Process (3 questions)

  9. Investment and Portfolio (3 questions)

  10. Organization and Culture (3 questions)

  11. Governance, Risk, Security and Compliance (3 questions)

  12. Information Management (3 questions)

  13. Architecture (3 questions)

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