GitLab Certified Security Specialist

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GitLab Certified Security Specialist

Interested in getting certified?

GitLab Certified Security Specialist is a technical certification offered by GitLab Professional Services to help the GitLab community and team members validate their ability to use GitLab for secure software development through continuous security testing, scanning, and remediation.


For employers

With GitLab Certified Security Specialist certification, team managers now have a way to confirm their team members possess the skills needed to enable DevSecOps and empower developers to create secure code. All team members who achieve the certification will be able to apply GitLab security functionality and best practices to ensure more secure software releases.

For individuals

Individuals who earn GitLab Certified Security Specialist certification can showcase their ability to enable essential security capabilities of GitLab including SAST, DAST, dependency and container scanning, license compliance, and policy management to ensure more secure software releases.


GitLab offers two class options to prepare for certification, although neither is required in order to take the exam:

  1. Instructor-led: Fill out the form below or contact your GitLab sales representative to schedule an instructor-led delivery of GitLab Security Essentials for your team.
  2. Self-service: You can enroll in our self-paced option to complete your certification in GitLab LevelUp.

Certification Exam

The GitLab Certified Security Specialist 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. To earn certification, candidates must first pass a written assessment, followed by a hands-on lab assessment graded by GitLab Professional Services engineers.

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