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This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for deploying, managing, and operating workloads on TiDB and TiDB Cloud.

To earn this certification, you can either purchase a seat on the training and certification platform by yourself or speak to your PingCAP Sales representative directly.

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  • Level: Associate
  • Length: 80 minutes to complete the exam.
  • Cost: $180 USD
  • Format: 50 scoring opportunities that may be multiple choice, multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, or ordering.
  • TiDB Version: v6

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Who should take this exam?

Database administrators who are familiar with the architecture, core principles, and design principles of the TiDB database.

Prerequisite training courses

  • Introduction to TiDB, the introductory level free e-learning course for architects, application developers and database administrators.
  • TiDB Essentials, the intermediate level free e-learning course for database administrators.
  • TiDB Workshop for MySQL Users, the intermediate level free e-learning course for MySQL users, including architects, application developers and database administrators.

What can I get after earning this certification?

Once certified, you’ll be eligible for a digital certificate that can be added to your LinkedIn profile, which helps you stand out in your career, and opens doors to exciting opportunities.

You will be welcomed to join the PingCAP Certified Global Community LinkedIn group where you can connect with other certified professionals and get the most up-to-date TiDB training & certification resources.

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