GitLab offers two class options to prepare for certification, although neither is required in order to take the exam:
GitLab Certified Associate is a technical certification offered by GitLab Professional Services to help the GitLab community and team members validate their ability to apply GitLab in their daily DevOps work. To earn a certification, candidates must first pass a 1-hour written assessment, followed by a 2-hour hands-on lab assessment graded by GitLab Professional Services engineers.
This certification exam is available for anyone to purchase and take, regardless of whether they have participated in instructor-led GitLab training, self-service GitLab training, or neither.
With GitLab Certified Associate, team managers now have a way to confirm their team members possess the same basic concepts and skills needed to get started with GitLab in their daily work. All team members who achieve the certification will have a solid foundation upon which to continue to grow their skills and successfully adopt GitLab.
Individual GitLab users who earn GitLab Certified Associate certification receive a certification logo they can share on social media to showcase their accomplishment. This helps highlight to colleagues and employers their foundational knowledge of how to use GitLab, and their capacity for growth in gaining additional GitLab skills going forward.
Individuals who earn GitLab Certified Associate certification are able to perform the following fundamental tasks.