Puppet certification

The Puppet Professional certification is a meaningful way to validate your system administration experience using Puppet. To become a Puppet Certified Professional, or PCP, you must pass a technical certification exam offered worldwide through Pearson VUE.


Why get Puppet certified?

Puppet is the leading IT automation solution, and it's used by more than 30,000 organizations — who, of course, need engineers, administrators, developers, architects, and managers with Puppet experience. 

Demand for people who know their way around Puppet is high — and growing. Check out Indeed's job trends data for Puppet and how many jobs mention Puppet on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and SimpleyHired. Plus, Dice's 2014-2015 Tech Salary Survey lists Puppet as the 12th highest-paying skill, and shows that salaries for jobs requiring Puppet skills have increased 15.5% year over year.

Saying you're a Puppet Certified Professional on your resume, CV or LinkedIn profile makes it crystal clear how in-depth your experience with Puppet is. 

Why get certified

Why employ Puppet Certified Professionals?

Organizations that hire and employ Puppet Certified Professionals often see benefits like:

  • Reduction in time to deploy new applications
  • Reduction in support costs
  • Competitive advantage and profit potential
  • Reduced downtime
  • Maximized investment in Puppet software
  • Increased customer confidence

Preparing for an exam

The skills and knowledge you've acquired on the job along with recommended Puppet training courses are the best preparation for your Puppet Professional certification exam.

We recommend exploring the docs for Puppet Enterprise 2016.2 and the Puppet Language Style Guide, and taking Puppet Fundamentals training in-person or online as well as Puppet Practitioner training. Also, try a free practice exam to get an idea of the types of questions you will find on the certification exam.


Preparing for an exam
Puppet Professional
Puppet Professional

Learn more about the Puppet Professional certification exam, what makes a qualified candidate, and how to prepare. 

Register for an exam
Register for an exam

Registration is completed through the Pearson VUE site. You can search testing sites worldwide to find a time and location that's convenient for you. 


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