developerWorks Premium benefits explained: IBM Cloud Application Developer Certification

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Update: The developerWorks Premium membership program is no longer available. This program, which bundled tools, learning, certification, and event discounts, has been discontinued.

Last month, developerWorks announced its new subscription program, developerWorks Premium, and it’s packed with benefits for cloud developers like you! In this blog series, I’m breaking down some of the subscription benefits in more detail. In my last post, I talked about the cloud subscriptions and credits that are part of developerWorks Premium. Today I’ll cover the IBM Cloud Application Developer Certification test you get as a developerWorks Premium member.

The Cloud Application Developer Certification test is valued at 200 USD, but is included in your dW Premium subscription. With that single benefit, you’ve already paid for more than half the annual 399 USD subscription cost! The IBM Cloud Application Developer Certificate gives you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Plan, host, and implement cloud applications using IBM SoftLayer infrastructure and the IBM Bluemix platform, including scaling, debugging, and load testing cloud apps.
  • Enhance your cloud apps using managed services, such as caching, authentication with SSO, messaging integration, cognitive capabilities, and object storage.
  • Manage cloud apps with Bluemix DevOps tools and services, such as team collaboration, delivery pipeline, and build and deploy.
  • Enhance cloud apps with Bluemix data services, including Cloudant NoSQL DB, dashDB, and SQL Database.

Want to find out if you’re ready to take the test first? developerWorks offers a free online course that provides a review of key concepts to help you prep for the IBM Cloud Platform Application Development V1 test.

developerWorks also offers free Bluemix Fundamentals tutorials to get you up to speed in no time. You can take a tour of dW and hear from developers, deploy a sample business app using Java, Node.js or PHP, set up team collaboration and automated deployment, and add a database service to your app.

Take advantage of these great resources on developerWorks, then subscribe to developerWorks Premium to take the Cloud Application Developer Certification test, get certified, and earn your IBM badge. Cloud certification is just one of the many benefits offered to dW Premium subscribers.

Learn more about developerWorks Premium and start innovating!

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