In our continued drive towards a sustainable Node.js ecosystem and to support Node.js developers, we have been working with the OpenJS Foundation, alongside The Linux Foundation, NodeSource and other Node.js contributors to bring you the Node.js Certified Developer program.  The launch of the certification is a significant milestone in the evolution of the Node.js program. It is an accolade to the strength of the community and greatly underpins the opportunities for talented Node.js developers – allowing them to quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market and allowing companies to locate and hire high-quality teams to support their growth.

 

OpenJS Node.js Application Developer (JSNAD) Certification

The JSNAD Certification is designed for anyone looking to demonstrate competence with Node.js to create applications of any kind, with a focus on knowledge of Node.js core APIs.

OpenJS Node.js Services Developer (JSNSD)   Certification

The JSNSD Certification is designed for anyone looking to demonstrate competence in creating RESTful Node.js Servers and Services (or Microservices) with a particular emphasis on security practices.

What to Expect?

 

If you are a Node.js developer looking to gain recognition for your expertise, or a hiring manager interested in acquiring specialized skills, this short read will give you insight into what to expect from the certification.

David Mark Clements, Principal Architect at NearForm, has been technical lead and primary author on both certifications.  In this introduction to the certification program, he outlines the driving principles used to create the certifications, along with the purpose and general theme of each examination.

OpenJS Node.js Certification:
Principles, Purpose & Process
NearForm is currently one of the largest contributors to Node.js.
In 2018, we authored and reviewed 67% of 1963 total commits to Node.js Core and NearFormers contributed to modules that represented 8% global npm downloads.
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The exams focus on the skills required to be a successful Node.js developer today.   Conducted online, the exams will take two hours each, consisting of performance-based items to be solved on a command line. Candidates will purchase, schedule, and sit for each exam separately, and receive an independent and verifiable certification based upon the exams they pass. Candidates may choose to take either the OpenJS Node.js Services Developer exam, the OpenJS Node.js Application developer exam, or both.

Head on over to the OpenJS Foundation for more information on how to become certified.

You can find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

The availability of certification is a big milestone for the node.js project. We now have formal materials and exams available which will support the next wave of adoption of node.js in the enterprise. We’re proud of the work all of the partners have put into making this happen.

Cian Ó’Maidín, CEO and CO-Founder, NearForm

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