Digital Practitioner Certification: DPBoK™ Foundation

  • 14 study hours
  • Highly Interactive training sessions
  • Real-life examples for learning
  • Quizzes and Workshops
  • Industry expert trainers
  • Post-session trainer support


Discover how you can lead your organization through digital transformation, and create and manage products with an increasing digital component.

DPBoK™ Foundation is the first industry certification proving your in-depth knowledge on digital product offerings and digital transformation. It testifies to your capability to work in any size organization that has adopted digital approaches.

It further ensures your proficiency on operations management, work management, and IT investment and portfolio management among other aspects in a digital/IT context. Therefore, it delivers both your career and your organization an edge to truly stand out.

Learning Objectives

DPBoK™ Foundation is a valuable certification for those seeking to learn or update their understanding on digital and IT management themes and components. It demonstrates your understanding of –

  • The DPBoK™ standard
  • Concepts, objectives, practices, and activities related to –
    • Digital Transformation and Digital-First
    • Digital Value, including concepts used by the Digital Practitioner
    • Digital Infrastructure
    • Application Delivery
    • Product Management
    • Work Management
    • Operations Management
    • Coordination and Process
    • Investment and Portfolio
    • Organization and Culture
    • Governance, Risk, Security, and Compliance
    • Information Management
    • Architecture

Who Should Attend this Training

  • Senior digital business professionals, up to and including C-level
  • Mid-career IT professionals
  • Entry-level computing professionals
  • Entry-level digital business professionals
  • College students majoring in computing and digital business

The certification is also open for individuals having any role at organizations undergoing digital transformation.


There are no prerequisites for DPBoK™ Foundation.

Examination Format

  • Closed Book Exam
  • 40 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Minutes Exam Duration
  • Passing criteria is 65% (26 out of 40 Question)

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  • How digital systems create value
  • Consumer, customer & sponsor in digital context
  • Attitude of user towards digital
  • Digital lifecycle
  • Three ways of DevOps

  • Infrastructure for digital service
  • Cloud computing & virtualization
  • Version control
  • Source control
  • Configuration management
  • Deployment management
  • Security controls

  • Software development lifecycle
  • Waterfall vs. Agile
  • Agile manifesto
  • Concept of refactoring
  • Continuous delivery pipeline
  • Cloud native systems
  • 12-factor development practices
  • Components of application security

  • Process vs. project vs. product
  • Product discovery techniques
  • Roles & artifacts of Scrum teams
  • Approaches to product strategy
  • Team performance
  • Backlog management

  • Lean process & product development
  • Concept of Kanban
  • Concept of invisible work
  • Reinertsen flow model
  • Work management systems characteristics
  • Value of feedback

  • Operations vs. development work
  • Monitoring & event management
  • Concept of service level
  • Environment pipeline
  • Capacity & performance management
  • Basic operational processes
  • Operations-driven demand
  • CAP principle

  • Multiple-team management
  • Delivery models and coordination
  • Scaling one product into multiple teams
  • Coordination strategies
  • Product release trains
  • Concept of value stream
  • Empirical process control

  • Traditional vs. net generation finance practices
  • Digital / IT outsourcing
  • Pros and cons of cloud sourcing
  • Portfolio management
  • Product and portfolio backlogs
  • Digital product catalog

  • Traditional vs. product-aligned organization
  • Four major organizational forms
  • Approaches for performance management
  • How to assess digital culture

  • Governance vs. management
  • Concepts of risk, security & compliance
  • Assurance vs. audit
  • Role of governance in digital transformation
  • Automation techniques

  • Value of information management
  • Data modeling
  • Enterprise records management
  • Data management functions
  • Agile methods for information management

  • Value of architecture
  • Basic architectural practices
  • Visual modeling
  • Architecture repositories
  • Architecture disciplines
  • Agile vs. architecture

  • Training summary
  • Exam preparation guidelines

Exam & Certification FAQs

Will my DPBoK™ Foundation certification expire?

No. The duration of the certification is indefinite, so there are no re-certification or renewal requirements

What topics are covered by the exam?

The following will be covered by the exam along with the number of questions you can expect from each area:

  • An Introduction to the DPBoK (3 questions)
  • Digital Value (4 questions)
  • Digital Infrastructure (3 questions)
  • Application Delivery (3 questions)
  • Product Management (3 questions)
  • Work Management (3 questions)
  • Operations Management (3 questions)
  • Coordination and Process (3 questions)
  • Investment and Portfolio (3 questions)
  • Organization and Culture (3 questions)
  • Governance, Risk, Security and Compliance (3 questions)
  • Information Management (3 questions)
  • Architecture (3 questions)

When will I receive my exam results?

You will be notified of whether you passed or failed within a few minutes from completing your exam. If you passed, you’ll receive an email from The Open Group within six business days informing you of how to complete the certification process.

What’s the exam’s retake policy in case I do not pass?

Candidates who did not pass are allowed to retake the exam after one month from the first sitting.

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Training Events

Sep 11 - Sep 13 2022


12:30 AM - 8:30 AM EDT

3 Days


Trainer's Details

Ikram Khan (see profile)
15+ Years of Industry Experience

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