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CyberArk Certification Testing

CyberArk Certification Testing

CyberArk certification is designed for various roles and levels of experience, each introducing progressively more advanced and challenging material and exams. You can work up to the level that best aligns with your responsibilities and career ambitions. The CyberArk certification validates your product expertise and opens the door for additional professional opportunities. For more details on the CyberArk Certification programs, please visit

CyberArk will send a certificate to your corporate email address within 7 business days.

Scheduling a certification exam

You can take certification exams at a Pearson VUE® Authorized Testing Center. In addition all CyberArk exams are available via Pearson VUE OnVUE online proctoring, which allows you to take any exam from almost any location and at any time. Exams are delivered by a live proctor to your workstation. To register, visit

Program Information

Level 1: Trustee (Free)

The CyberArk Trustee certification is designed for anyone who is interested in learning about Privileged Access Security (PAS). It is highly recommended for any professional who will be part of a CyberArk project: Project Managers, IT personnel, Network Engineers, etc. Completion of the exam is required for participation in other CyberArk training courses.

Level 2: Defender (Via Pearson VUE)

This certification provides the practical knowledge and technical skills to maintain day-to-day operations and support the on-going performance of the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution.

Level 3: Sentry (Via Pearson VUE)

This certification track provides participants with the tools to deploy, install, and configure the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution.

Level 4: Guardian

Recipients of this certification have proven their advanced skills with the various CyberArk solutions and their ability to combine organizational architecture with privileged access security strategy.

The certification will cover knowledge around CPM capacity and sizing, Syslog redundancy, architecture, use cases, least privilege concepts and cloud architecture.

For more information, please login to your Community Account and visit Level 4: Guardian.

Channel Partner Certification

The CyberArk Channel Certification Program complements the new CyberArk Certification Program by providing content and experience that is available only to our channels.

CyberArk Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and CyberArk Certified Pre-Sales Engineer (CPE)

The structure of the CyberArk Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and CyberArk Certified Pre-Sales Engineer (CPE) courses and exam will not change. For more information on these certifications, and registration, please login to your Community Account and visit CyberArk CSP & CPE.

CyberArk Certified Delivery Engineer (CDE) Exam (Defender + Sentry Certification)

CyberArk Channel Partners can take a back to back proctored exam that will include the Defender Exam followed by the Sentry Exam.

By passing the exam channel partners can continue in their CDE certification path.

For more information and registration, please visit

CyberArk CDE Recertification

The CyberArk CDE certification is valid for 18 months. Certified Delivery Engineers will get automatic notifications 6 months and 3 months before their certification is expired.

To get re-certified, CyberArk Certified Delivery Engineers should pass the CAU305: CyberArk CDE Recertification exam.

*If you have a valid CDE certificate that is set to expire in the next 6 months, please contact to request the recertification exam code.

NEW - CyberArk EPM Certification Exam

We now offer a new certification exam – CyberArk EPM Certification Exam (CAU401).

This certification provides the practical knowledge and technical skills to rollout and maintain day-to-day operations and support the on-going performance of the CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager Solution. The exam is 40 multiple-choice questions. You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. Passing score: 70%

In preparation for the CyberArk Defender Certification it is highly recommended candidates take the course Endpoint Privilege Manager (EPM) Fundamentals.

Test Preparation

The following courses will best prepare you for our certification exams.

CyberArk Privileged Access Security Administration

Relevant Certification: Defender (Level 2)
Duration: 4 Days

The CyberArk Privileged Access Security (PAS) Administration course covers CyberArk’s core PAS Solution: Enterprise Password Vault (EPV), Privileged Session Management (PSM) solutions, and Privileged Threat Analytics (PTA). CyberArk administrators, or ‘Vault Admins’, gain extensive hands-on experience in administering the core PAS Solution using our step-by-step exercise guide and dedicated lab environment.

CyberArk Privileged Access Install and Configure

Relevant Certification: Sentry (Level 3)
Duration: 4 Days

The training provides the practical knowledge and technical skills to securely design, install, and configure the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution. The student will gain valuable hands-on experience installing CyberArk components, configuring Authentication Types, and System Integrations (SIEM, SMTP, SNMP), using our step-by-step exercise guide, official product documentation and a dedicated lab environment.

CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager (EPM) Fundamentals

Relevant Certification: CyberArk EPM Certification Exam
Duration: 2 Days

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to: Describe the system architecture, deploy and upgrade the EPM Agent, create new application control and privilege management policies, configure threat detection and ransomware protection, perform daily operation and maintenance tasks

For more information please visit

Who Owns Your Certification?

Regardless of who pays for the exam, you, the exam candidate, own the results. Your exam history is linked to your Certified Professional ID number granted the first time you create a Pearson VUE account. You should never create another one. If you change employers, you should contact and we will assist you in moving your records to your new account associated with your new employer.

Exam Retake Policy

If you do not pass an exam on your first attempt, you may retake the exam after 5 days. If you do not pass an exam on your second attempt, you must wait at least 30 days between each additional attempt. You are allowed a maximum of three attempts in a 12-month period.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Once candidates are seated for an exam in a Pearson VUE Testing Center, they will be given 5 minutes to read and sign CyberArk’s examination Non-Disclosure Agreement. Signing the NDA is required for candidates to proceed with the exam. Candidates who decline, or do not ‘agree’, within the 5 minutes given will be excused from the exam room and all examination fees will be forfeited.

For candidates who wish to review the NDA prior to taking the exam, here is the full text of the NDA in PDF format.

Last updated 2020-04-08