PingDirectory Certified Professional

PingDirectory Certified Professional

The Ping Identity Certified Professional – PingDirectory certification measures the candidate’s ability to describe how to perform basic installation and configuration tasks.

This exam covers the following knowledge about PingDirectory version 8 or later:

Product Overview

  • Describe the product's features, functionality and basic use cases.
  • Describe the product's data storage engine.

Installation and Initial Configuration

  • Outline the system requirements.
  • Explain how to perform interactive and non-interactive installations on Windows and Linux.
  • Describe the product's file system structure.
  • Describe how to perform an upgrade of the product.

User Interface

  • Describe the functionality of the administrative console.
  • Describe the purpose of various command-line utilities included with the product.
  • Describe how to use the dsconfig command and its options to configure the PingDirectory server.
  • Describe how to review configuration changes.

General Configuration and Maintenance

  • Describe how to perform management tasks for entries.
  • Describe different data types and their uses, sensitive attributes, virtual attributes and JSON attributes.
  • Describe how to enable logging and create retention/rotation policies for logs.
  • Describe how to create, export or import encryption settings definitions.
  • Explain how to create password validators and define policies.
  • Identify how to install an updated PingDirectory license.
  • Define the purpose and use of the collect-support-data command to generate a report for support purposes.
  • Explain how to configure backup/restore backends manually for both full and incremental backups.
  • Define the purpose of lockdown mode and describe how to enter/exit it.
  • Explain how to use the manage-account command to manipulate and view password and account policy properties for users.
  • Describe how to import and export data into/from the backend database using the import-ldif and export-ldif commands.
  • Explain the use of the make-ldif template.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how root and topology users and privileges are managed.
  • Describe how to create and manage indexes.
  • Describe how to configure additional attributes for SCIM.
  • Describe how to configure replication and define topologies.
  • Describe the purpose and use case for PingProxy.
  • Describe the purpose and use case for PingDataSync.
  • Describe the different group types and their uses.

Exam Delivery

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.