Linux Foundation Training Announces a New Certification- Developer Certification for Hyperledger Fabric

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New CHFD credential aimed to help fuel the supply of technical talent to support the continued demand for smart contract development. 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for the new Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer certification exam.  This is the latest in a series of training content and certification exams aimed at onboarding the next generation of technical talent for professional blockchain technologies. 

“Hyperledger Fabric has become a core technology for organizations looking to implement blockchain-based distributed ledgers and smart contract systems – leading to a shortage of professionals who are qualified to create and implement such systems,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We have had over 200,000 students take our free introductory Hyperledger course and look forward to providing them with this new pathway to prove their technical chops.”


As with all Linux Foundation certification exams, the exam will be available remotely from virtually any location with a stable internet connection and webcam. Those who fail to pass the exam on their first attempt will be able to retake the exam one additional time at no cost. The exam is designed to be 2 hours long although for an introductory period candidates will be allowed 3 hours to complete it.

Candidates will have a variety of real-world tasks to perform on a live system as this is not a multiple-choice exam. A Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer (CHFD) should demonstrate the knowledge to develop and maintain client applications and smart contracts using the latest Fabric programming model. Such a developer must also be able to package and deploy Fabric applications and smart contracts, perform end-to-end Fabric application life-cycle and smart contract management and program in Java or Node.js (or Go for smart contracts).

Exam topics will include:

  • Identity Management – 7%
  • Network Configuration – 8%
  • Smart Contract Development – 40%
  • Smart Contract Invocation – 25%
  • Maintenance and Testing – 20%

The full list of Domains and Competencies for CHFD can be found here. Learn more about the CHFA and CHSA certification exams and the community members that contributed on the Hyperledger blog.

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