As well as LinkedIn Learning, teams around GitLab utilise other training providers for accessing role specific training courses and learning materials. This handbook page lists the different providers used, including details on access and licensing.
The O’Reilly Learning library, contains thousands of books, videos and live learning courses to assist team members’ with professional development and staying up-to-date with changing technology trends. Additionally, code sandboxes are included within the O’Reilly platform that team members’s can utilize to practice new skills or hone existing ones.
The Customer Success team has a number of licenses available for department members. If you are in Customer Success and would like access to O'Reilly, please check your Okta for the O'Reilly App. If the O'Reilly App isn't listed on Okta, please open an Access Request using instructions on this handbook page If you are unable to log in from the Okta O'Reilly App, please contact #it_help with the AR number you created using the link above.
If you aren't in Customer Success but would still like access to an O'Reilly licenses, you can utilise the Growth and Development benefit to purchase a license. (Manager approval required)
Once you have an active license, we have a content integration set up in GitLab Learn, so you can find and filter O'Reilly content using the search function, alongside all our other self-paces learning materials.
You can also access via the O'Reilly platform directly.
GitLab has access to the Linux Foundation Course Catalog and certification programs. We have a 60 seat subscription that will be granted to team members who required related course offerings to achieve their career development goals at GitLab. Each license includes 2 free exams. After the exams are used, team members can use their Growth and Development benefit to purchase additional exams at a 25% off discount.
License allocation will follow this approximate breakdown by department. If your department is not listed below and your career development goals required a course offered by the Linux Foundation, please reach out to the Learning and Development team to check on license availability.
please note that this breakdown is an ideal allocation based on usage and total team members but does not necessarily represent the current license allocation. As license are moved to different team members throughout the year, we'll use both this breakdown and actual need to best allocate licenses.
|Department||% Licenses Allocated|
|Quality, Infra, Security||10%|
|Other as needed||10%|
Open an access request and indicate what career development goal you plan to use Linux Foundation to achieve. Please assign to your manager for approval, and then assign to
@jallen16 for allocation and to obtain a unique redemption code.
Due to demand and the limited number of licenses available, we want to ensure that the available licenses are utilised as well as they can be.
The L&D team will conduct a voluntary audit at the end of Q1 & Q3 each fiscal year for any users who would like to give up their licenses, in case they have not used it or found it as useful as they had hoped. In times of demand for licenses, we may revoke those that haven't been used in 6+ months. We will always give advanced notice of any licenses being revoked, with the option to keep the license if desired.
After your access request as been approved, team members should follow these steps for activating their license:
Create an Account
Registration Code. You will receive this code after your access request has been approved.
How many exams can I take?
Every license and unique registration code include 2 free exams. Depending on license rotation between team members, you may get a license without any exams. This is more likely to occur in Q3 and Q4 as the year comes to an end. Additional exams can be purchased using your Growth and Development beenfit for a 25% off discount.
I'm not sure if I did something wrong but how do I actually access the courses? I signed up with my GitLab email address, used the redemption code - But when I go to view the catalog all the courses still show the full amount and the certification code only works for the exam itself and not the course.
Please send an email to
email@example.com with your name and email address, cc'd
firstname.lastname@example.org for the email. This should not be the case but Linux can have a look at their ID and make sure their access was triggered properly.
Can I get both a company O'Reilly and Linux Foundation License?
Due to limited licenses, we ask that team members use one license at a time from either O'Reilly or Linux Foundation. If team members are intereted in both, the L&D team can work with them to develop a plan to rotate licenses over a series of quarters to ensure team members have time to access courses in both platforms.
For a GitLab Linux Foundation licenses, your Access Request must mention which career goal you'll work towards using your license. Please add this informaiton to the AR and tag me for review upon completion.
link to their Access Request.
You're access to the Linux Foundation has been approved! Please follow these instructions to set up your account using your
@gitlabemail address. Your unique and case sensitive access code is
XXXX. You only need this code for your inital login. Please reach out in the #learninganddevelopment Slack channel with any questions.
first time license allocation steps.
As a GCP Partner, GitLab has unlimited seats to Google Cloud's Skills Boost Platform for Partners. This portal includes a wide array of learning materials related to Google Cloud's offerings, ranging from introductory to advanced.
This is a completely self-paced learning platform with a variety of learning formats, including video content and hands-on labs style engagement.
For those interested in pursuing a certification, exam vouchers are available upon completing certification learning pathways, and commemorative Google swag is issued upon completing and passing a Professional level exam!
Any current GitLab team member can gain access to the learning platform by filling out this form. Required information includes your first and last name, your gitlab email address, a phone number, and your location. While it asks you to identify areas of interest, this is optional, and you are not limited to just the area of interest you've indicated.
Once you've submitted the form, you will receive a welcome email from email@example.com within 1-3 business days with instructions for how to access the learning platform. Once you gain access, all the learning content is available to you, and you can engage as much or as little as suits your individual learning goals and level of interest.