Certifying with GitLab can help individuals, teams, and organizations validate the knowledge needed to stay ahead of the DevOps curve. Whether you are looking to take the next step in your career or trying to fill skills gaps in your company, we have certifications and exams that match your needs.
To get started, consider the GitLab Certified Associate. Once you've completed the GitLab Certified Associate, you can move on to Specialist certifications.
A certification indicates that an individual community member has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform a specific skill or job. Certifications include an examination process.
GitLab follows an organization-wide minimum set of requirements to determine what is a certification.
GitLab offers two types of certifications
|Certification Type||Description||How to Earn||Where to Find|
|Technical Certification||Technical certifications to help the GitLab community and team members validate their ability to apply GitLab in their daily DevOps work.||To earn a technical certification:
1. Candidates must pass a written asessment.
2. Pass a hands-on lab assessment.
3. Graded by GitLab Professional Services Engineers
|See list below|
|Knowledge Certification||Role-based certifications that include functional, soft skills, and product training for team and community members.||To earn a knowledge certification:
1. Complete a prerequisite.
2. Pass an online written exam (knowledge).
3. Pass a practical assessment (skill)
Upon completion of all courses within each certification, learners will receive a badge or certificate of completion
|See list below|
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 certificate.
Certifications help confirm that team members possess the skills needed to effectively use GitLab in their daily DevOps tasks. This helps the team more successfully adopt GitLab and make the most of the organization's investment.
Certification include a logo that can be shared on social media to showcase your accomplishment. This helps highlight to colleagues and employers proficiency in using GitLab.