Journey to VMware Spring Professional Certification: Insights and Tips from a Certified Expert

Hello, fellow developers and tech enthusiasts! Today, I'm excited to share my journey of passing the VMware Spring Professional certification exam in 2022. This certification is a significant milestone for any Spring framework developer, and I'm thrilled to have earned it. 

My VMware Spring Professional Certification

View my verified achievement from VMware:

Link to my Spring Certified Professional certification badge: VMware Spring Professional 2022

What is VMware Spring Professional Certification?

Earning this badge will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to develop Spring applications leveraging key Spring and Spring Boot technologies such as Dependency Injection, Java configuration, AOP, Spring Data JPA, Spring MVC (REST-focused), Spring Security, Testing, Auto-configuration, and Actuator.
Check out more here at Spring Certified Professional 2024

Preparation Journey: Time and Effort 

Having worked with the Spring framework for over a decade and authored over 500 blog articles and tutorials on various Spring topics, my foundation was already solid. This extensive experience allowed me to prepare for the exam in just 3-4 days. I spent about 4-5 hours each day revising concepts and taking mock exams. 

Study Resources and Techniques

My preparation resources included: 

By blog articles and tutorials on my blog website:
then, for advanced topics and for the latest information, I have gone through the Spring framework official documentation:
My teaching on YouTube and Udemy helped me to keep up-to-date information about Spring and Spring boot:

Mock Exams: A Crucial Step

To gauge my readiness, I took several mock exams. Here's a useful resource: Spring Professional Exam Practice. Remember, mock exams are mainly for building confidence and understanding the question format; the real exam requires in-depth knowledge and experience.

Tips for Exam Preparation

For those planning to take the exam, I've created a helpful guide: "How to Prepare for VMware Certified Professional Certification" This includes a YouTube video offering insights into effective preparation strategies.


Achieving the VMware Spring Professional certification is a blend of experience, focused study, and understanding of the Spring ecosystem. Whether you're a seasoned Spring developer or just starting out, this certification can significantly boost your professional credibility. Remember, continuous learning and hands-on experience are key to success in this field.