ColdFusion 8 Certification

I took the ColdFusion 8 certification exam today, and I passed it. What i found was, however, that it was a little more in depth than the previous versions of the exams. The previous ColdFusion certification exams had about 1/4 of the questions on general web development and HTML. The Adobe ColdFusion exam had 64 questions which were all ColdFusion related, and they touched on quite a few topics that a typical developer would not use in an everyday development shop.

The exam covered questions covering topics such as:

  • Application Framework (Application.cfc)
  • Handling exceptions
  • Databases
  • XML
  • Code Reuse
  • File management

I believe the test generates random questions so that each test is different. If thats the case, then I am sure more topics were included in the exam.

After taking the exam, I would recommed developers brush up on the new tags and functions included in ColdFusion 8. The cfimage, cfpdf and the cfdocument tags were included in the test questions I received. The were also one or two LDAP questions as well.

Currently there is no study guide for the CF8 certification so you are on your own to find resources to study for this exam. If you have been previously certified in ColdFusion 7 then I think you can probably get through this painlessly by just brushing up on your old skills and learning the new tags and functions.

4 comments on “ColdFusion 8 Certification

  1. I studied the new tags and functions that were introduced in CF8. I was already certified in 7 so I felt I comfortable with that information. If you are brand new to CF then yes, I would recommend the three volumes. Otherwise just take a look at the new features.

    Most of the questions were pretty much on existing CF topics and included only some advanced features.

  2. Just as an fyi to those that subscribe to this thread and doesn’t look like a study guide for CF8 will be produced, CF8 Exam Buster has been released at The product has 384 questions completely overhauled and designed/targeted/focused directly at what the Adobe ColdFusion 8 certification exam is looking for. The real exam is far from perfect, but at least you need not go it alone. End of plug.

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