GitLab offers technical certifications to help the GitLab community and team members validate their ability to apply GitLab in their daily DevOps work. To earn certification, candidates must first pass a written assessment, followed by a hands-on lab assessment graded by GitLab Professional Services engineers.
GitLab is planning and developing several technical certifications to help the GitLab community and team members validate their ability to apply GitLab in their daily DevOps work. To earn certification, candidates must first pass a written assessment, followed by a hands-on lab assessment graded by GitLab Professional Services engineers.
There are three levels of GitLab Technical Certification.
The Associate level is a prerequisite for the Specialist level, and the Specialist level is a prerequisite for the Professional level.
The following diagram shows the journey from Associate through Professional for the GitLab Certified DevOps Professional certification.
Team managers now have a way to confirm their team members possess the skills needed to effectively use GitLab in their daily DevOps tasks. This helps ensure the team will be able to successfully adopt GitLab and make the most of the organization's investment.
Individual GitLab users who earn certification receive a certification logo they can share on social media to showcase their accomplishment. This helps highlight to colleagues and employers their proficiency in effectively using the GitLab platform.
Here are the certifications GitLab has soft-launched in FY'21. Each set of certification assessments is currently available to GitLab Professional Services customers who purchase the related course. Course participants gain access to the certification assessments immediately after completing their course sessions. GitLab is planning to offer asynchronous options for anyone to prepare for and take the certification assessments, with online availability targeted for the end of calendar year 2020.
GitLab Technical Certifications do not have an expiration date. Instead, GitLab uses a continuous model for recertification in which a certified individual can take the latest assessments at any time to receive an updated digital badge. The badge provides verification of the latest date certified for an efficient way to showcase staying up-to-date.