In January 2016 we launched the first-ever Neo4j Certification for professionals so that Neo4j experts could prove their know-how, and this week saw the 1000th person pass the test.
The 1000th person to pass the test was Gábor Szárnyas, our Featured Community Member of 17th February 2018.
Congratulations Gábor and to everyone who’s passed the certification!
In the last two years we’ve added lots of new features to Neo4j – Bolt language drivers, Causal Clustering, native users and roles as well as other database security features – but the certification itself hasn’t been updated until now.
If you’ve already completed the certification you don’t need to do anything – your current certification remains valid. However, you may be interested in getting an official link to your existing certificate which you can learn about below.
Preparing for the Test
If you’re planning on taking the Neo4j certification soon, 2/3 of the test will cover long-lived topics such as:
The other 1/3 will cover new features introduced in the Neo4j 3.x series, but don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to try them all out in detail yet. They’re all well documented, and you can use the following resources to prepare for that part of the test.
The exam still consists of 80 questions that must be answered within an hour, and you’ll need to pass with a score of 80% or higher to be certified.
There’s no charge for certification – it’s 100% free. You just need to head over to the Neo4j Certification page, fill in a few details, and then you’re ready to go.
An Official Link for Certificates
We’re frequently asked for a link to a certificate to send to potential employers or to put on a LinkedIn profile and we’re pleased to be able to offer that as well.
If you’ve already taken the certification, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you an email with your certificate.
If you haven’t already taken the certification, what are you waiting for?! Head over to the certification page and once you’ve answered all the questions and achieved a score of more than 80% you’ll receive an email with instructions explaining how to add the certificate to your LinkedIn profile.
You can see an example below of my certificate on LinkedIn.
Yay, I passed!
Now it’s your turn! Prepare using the resources on this page, and let us know when you’ve passed.
Hello @neo4j! I’ve just passed the #Neo4j Professional Certification! Get certified here: http://neo4j.com/graphacademy/neo4j-certification/
If you have questions around the Neo4j Certification program or the exam, please send us an email to email@example.com.
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About the Author
Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer
Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer at Neo4j.
As a developer relations engineer, Mark helps users embrace graph data and Neo4j, building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems. Mark previously worked in engineering on the clustering team, helping to build the Causal Clustering feature released in Neo4j 3.1. Mark writes about his experiences of being a graphista on a popular blog at markhneedham.com. He tweets at @markhneedham.
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