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GitLab Groundworks at Commit

Looking to get GitLab Certified? Join us during Commit to participate in one of our GitLab Groundworks Training and Certification workshops. Spend the day with GitLab experts from our Professional Services team, who will guide you through in-depth product demonstrations and hands-on activities. After the session, you’ll be invited to complete assessments and earn a GitLab Certification. These workshops are a paid add-on. Purchasing a workshop is not required to participate in the overall GitLab Commit experience.

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Prerequisite knowledge

  • Agile development
  • Source code management
  • System requirements
  • See the pre-session requirements

In order to register for the optional Groundworks sessions, please add the optional add-on items to your cart when checking out.

Courses

Commit Virtual will feature two GitLab Groundworks workshops, GitLab with Git Basics and GitLab CI/CD. Both workshops are available on demand throughout Commit Virtual are around 6 hours in length, done at your own pace. After Commit, you have two weeks to take the certification test, becoming GitLab Certified. You will have access to the workshop recordings through the virtual environment during these two weeks, so if you get caught up in other sessions and you don't quite finish during Commit or just want to refresh before the test, you can.

GitLab with Git Basics

  • Who it's for
    • Anyone new to Git and GitLab.
  • What you'll learn
    • What GitLab does, why DevOps teams use it, and how it works with Git.
    • Key processes and tasks teams work on in GitLab, such as committing changes, creating branches and merge requests, using a CI/CD pipeline, and accessing security scanning.
    Course syllabus

GitLab CI/CD

  • Who it's for
    • Technical project leads
  • What you'll learn
    • What CI/CD does, why DevOps teams use it, and how it works within GitLab.
    • How to set up and apply CI/CD inside GitLab.
    Course syllabus

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Scholarships

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is one of GitLab's values. In order to ensure that we are upholding this important value at Commit, GitLab has created a scholarship program to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in the GitLab Groundwork certification training program.

Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary registration pass to attend GitLab Commit and a GitLab Groundworks training course which will help you to earn a GitLab certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is GitLab Groundworks

    GitLab Groundworks are training and certification courses hosted during Commit. While Commit Virtual is free, these are paid training courses available as an add-on. During the course, you’ll spend six hours with GitLab experts from our Professional Services team, who will guide you through in-depth product demonstrations and hands-on activities. After the course, you’ll have two weeks to test your knowledge and get certified.

  2. What’s included in the course(s)?
    • 6+ hours of on demand video and other content, available during and for 3 months after Commit.
    • Access to our demo environment where you will be able to access all GitLab features to practice the capabilities reviewed during the instructor's presentation/demo. The hands-on certification assessment is also conducted in the same demo environment.
    • Option to get certified within two weeks following Commit
  3. Who should participate?

    Anyone is welcome to take either of the GitLab Groundworks courses, though we recommend “GitLab with Git Basics” for anyone new to Git and GitLab and “GitLab CI/CD” for technical project leads.

    While anyone can take the courses, GitLab Groundworks is not the same as a partner certification which will be launched in the future and will not be covered by GitLab.

  4. How do I get certified?

    Following Commit, you will be emailed access to the certification which you must complete within two weeks. The certification consists of two parts, a written/multiple choice test and a hands-on certification assessment which is conducted in the same demo environment as the course. Our team will grade your assessment and send you a pass/fail.

  5. What if I don’t pass the certification?

    The training should provide everything needed to be able to pass the assessments. Should you not pass the first time, the assessments can be taken again until passed. There is no need to pay an additional fee if a passing score is not obtained the first time.

  6. Can I take both courses?

    Due to the length of the course, we advise that you only take one course during GitLab Commit.

  1. How do I register?
    • Visit our registration page. If you have not yet registered for Commit Virtual, select 1 ticket labelled “Commit Virtual Registration- FREE” as well as 1 ticket to your selected course under “GitLab Groundworks - Training and Certification”.
    • If you have already registered for Commit Virtual, all you have to do is click the blue arrow next to the $399 to drop down the add ons. Select your choice of course and checkout with only the add-on.
    • You must register 24 hours before the event to participate. Registration will not be accepted during the event.
  2. How do I access the courses during Commit?

    GitLab Groundworks will be held in the virtual conference area. Your paid registration will give you access to the GitLab Groundworks training rooms. Just log in to the event and navigate to the training rooms. Courses are pre-recorded so you can watch whenever fits your schedule during Commit. Our course instructors and professional services team will be available for office hours during Commit for any questions you may have. The content will remain accessible for 3 months following Commit.

  3. When are the office hours during Commit?
    • August 26, 2020 - 10 AM ET to 12am ET
    • August 27, 2020 - 9 AM CEST to 4 PM CEST
  4. Are there scholarships available?

    Yes! GitLab's scholarship program exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in the GitLab certification training program at Commit through diversity scholarships for traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized persons.

    Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary registration pass to attend GitLab Commit and a GitLab Groundworks training course which will help you to earn a GitLab certification.

    Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Selection will be made by an assembled group of reviewers who will assess each applicant’s request.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBT, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities who are unable to attend without some financial assistance.

    Important Dates

    • August 14 - Scholarship application closes for Virtual Commit.
    • August 17 - Notifications sent to those selected for scholarships.
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