Whether you are a site reliability engineer, an architect, a consultant, work in DevOps, or are a “power user,” who works with AppDynamics technologies, you have the opportunity to set yourself apart from the pack by becoming an AppDynamics Certified Associate Performance Analyst.
Become an AppDynamics Certified Associate Performance Analyst by passing an exam that demonstrates you have the knowledge and skills required to monitor applications, as well as identify and analyze performance issues using AppDynamics core Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Application Analytics, and End User Monitoring technologies.
Who is this certification for?
You have experience using AppDynamics technologies to monitor systems, applications, and business process performance. You have the knowledge and skills required to recognize, analyze, and potentially remediate performance issues using AppDynamics technologies.
NOTE: This covers the primary topic areas, but a new Associate Performance Analyst guide is coming soon!
Basic awareness of one or more of the following: Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python
Basic knowledge of XML
Knowledge of web-application design, web services, and common service frameworks
Advanced knowledge of Windows or Linux
Experience troubleshooting and solving software related issues
To be successful on the exam, you should be able to...
Understand user permissions in the context of Windows or Linux
Understand how web applications, such as request and response transactions, can map the AppDynamics Intelligent Platform architecture
Understand agent deployment and validation
Install the agent
Review Business Transaction Auto discovery strategy and update if required
Create up to 5 Business Transactions per tier
Review backend grouping strategy and update them if necessary
Create health rules, alerts, and policies
Import and customize pre-created dashboards templates
Explore, test, and configure basic Business Transaction detection rules
Troubleshoot Business Transactions using flow maps, snapshots, metric browser, diagnostics sessions, events
Extend monitoring capabilities by using custom entry points, exit points, information points, data
Address potential issues by setting up custom dashboards, health rules, actions, policies, and runbook automation
How to Get Started
Review the preparation guide for the AppDynamics Certified Professional Implementer exam. NOTE: This covers the primary topic areas, but a new Associate Performace Analyst guide is coming soon!
Complete the courses outlined in the Administrator Learning Track, or equivalent (while completing this track is not required, it is highly recommended). Taking AppDynamics training is a great way to learn about the topics assessed in the exam. For those with many years of experience with our technologies, our training provides the level of refresher necessary to bring you up to date with new product features and functionalities.
Please note: This will not provide the 200-500 hours of practical experience that may be required in order to pass this exam.
Assent to the Certification Candidate Agreement presented at the beginning of the AppDynamics Certified Associate Performance Analyst exam.
Take and pass the AppDynamics Certified Associate Performance Analyst exam.
Recommended Track for each Certification
These tracks will help provide the knowledge needed to be successful for your chosen exam.