GitLab has created a robust training and certification program to enable partners in our ecosystem to sell, market, service and support GitLab prospects and customers. Training materials and learning paths have been developed to support different partner roles:
Why get certified?
Validate your skills, knowledge and receive recognition for your individual mastery in GitLab!
Training courses, certification exams and other enablement materials can be accessed on the GtlLabPartner Portal (hyperlink).
This is the basic certification for sales and the prerequisite for pre-sales technical professionals. The curriculum provides an overview of the market GitLab services, customer personas and needs, GitLab solutions and positioning of GitLab. Estimated completion time: 3.5 hours
By completing the GitLab Sales Core and scoring above 80% on the tests, you’ll earn a GitLab Verified Core Sales completion badge and contribute to the Sales certification program requirements for your company. Formal individual sales certifications will be available by early 2021.
This is the basic certification for pre-sales technical professionals and provides a deeper understanding of demonstrating, deploying, integrating and optimizing GitLab solutions. This path is a mix of online learning and hands-on labs. GitLab Sales Core is the prerequisite for GitLab Solution Architect Core. GitLab Solution Architect Core meets the program requirement for Pre-sales technical certification, and individuals will recieve a GitLab Core Solution Architecture completion badge. NOTE: The hands-on lab components for this certification are not yet available for partners. Partners will be notified once it is available and will be able to earn a certification at that time. Estimated completion time: 5 hours
GitLab Technical Core is the foundational technical training for post-sales technical professionals and can also be a valuable training for pre-sales technical professionals. As we continue to develop our services enablement offerings, partners will need to develop a custom plan with their Channel Account Managers to meet the certification requirements.
Training and Certifications
GitLab offers Sales and technical certifications that are designed to ensure Partners have the ability to apply GitLab core competencies in the field and within their own practices. To earn a certification, candidates must first complete all relevant course material and then pass the assessment test with a score of 80% or greater.
GitLab Professional Services Engineer (PSE) Certification Exam
Individuals who earn the GitLab Professional Services Engineer (Partner) certification are able to demonstrate hands-on proficiency implementing GitLab, and are able to articulate the most common GitLab customer use cases. Estimated completion time: 20-25 hours
Earning Criteria: To earn this certification, candidates must receive a passing score from the November 2020 GitLab Partner Bootcamp examination. The course material can be found on the Partner Bootcamp Handbook page as well as the GitLab Partner Portal
We are currently developing a program that will enable select partners (by invitation) to become GitLab Certified Trainers. Please refer back to this handbook page for updates.
You can find more about our existing [Train the Trainer program ] (/services/education/train-the-trainer/) at our Handbook Page.
GitLab Partner Sales Professional Certification Q1 FY22
Individuals who have completed this certification are able to articulate GitLab solutions, ideal customer personas and needs, industry relevant insights, customer environments where opportunities for GitLab are most relevant, along with GitLab Advanced Use Case positioning.
Earning Criteria: Completion of the GitLab Sales Core foundational training plus a minimum of 2 (two) expanded Use Case trainings and score above 80% on the knowledge assessments. Estimated completion time: 45 minutes per Advanced Use Case course
GitLab Partner Solutions Architect (SA) Certification Q1 FY22
To sign up for a course, please visit the Partner Portal (hyperlink). Upon successful completion of each learning path, individuals will be awarded a Badge of Completion and / or a Certificate. Badges and certifications will be delivered electronically via email, and will be granted no later than 10 business days after completion.