Since its initial announcement, The Node Certified Developer program has had an incredible amount of interest.
As the Core certification team began to pull content together for the final certification exam questions, it became clear that the sheer volume of questions and content was far greater than originally expected.
The OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors and the exam development team feel that a four or five-hour exam is too long, but are also uncomfortable with sacrificing coverage or depth by cutting questions. After careful consideration, the OpenJS Foundation Board has decided to break out the content into two smaller exams. Even so, each will still be two hours. To properly roll these exams out, and account for additional coding and administration work that must be done, these exams will be available in Q4.
We are working diligently to get these exams out to the community and ecosystem and we appreciate the interest in participating in the Certification Program. The OpenJS Foundation is excited to get these exams into the hands of developers and the Foundation is confident that these updates, while causing delays, will be well worth it.