CyberArk Certification Testing

CyberArk Certification Testing

CyberArk Certifications

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 the best aligns with your responsibilities and career ambitions. The CyberArk certification validates your expertise and opens up further professional opportunities. For more details on the CyberArk Certification programs, please visit

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

Scheduling a certification exam

You can take certification exams at a Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center. If you are a CyberArk Customer, Partner or Employee you can also decide to take the exam online in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor. If you wish to take the online option, please contact

Please use the Sign in or Create account button on the side of this page to schedule your exam and submit the exam fee.

Program Information

Trustee (Free)

The CyberArk Trustee certification is designed for anyone who is interested in learning about privileged account security. 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.

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 Account Security Solution.

Sentry (Via Pearson VUE)

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


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

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

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Channel Partner Certification

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

CyberArk Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and CyberArk Certified Pre-Sales Engineer (CPE) will stay with their current structure of self-paced training and an exam. For more information and registration, please visit

The CyberArk Certified Delivery Engineer (CDE) requires both the Defender and the Sentry exams. You may opt to register to a combined exam:

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.

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Test Preparation

The following courses will best prepare you for the certification exam.

CyberArk Privileged Account Security Administration

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

The CyberArk Privileged Account 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 Account 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 Account 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.

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Who Owns Your Certification

Regardless of who pays for the exam, you, the exam candidate owns 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 need only contact and they will assist you in moving your records to a new account.

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 day 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, will be excused from the exam room, and will forfeit their entire examination fee.

For those 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 2019-06-11