September 20, 2023

Become Harness Certified in CI and CD & GitOps at Any Level

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Key takeaway

As easy as “getting your ideas to production” might seem in principle, there can be a lot of order of operations and nuance to do so. Code that is human readable needs to be placed in a distribution that machines understand and then those distributions need to be deployed. All while taking into account infrastructure/application infrastructure and also done in a safe manner. Core CI/CD & GitOps skillsets are needed to accomplish this. Today, we are pleased to announce that no matter where you are in your CI/CD & GitOps journey, Harness can help take you to the next level with multiple levels of certifications. 

Harness now offers three levels of certifications in both our CI and CD & GitOps modules. Building upon the certification framework we have started this year at the developer level and extending our administrator level, we have introduced an architect level as a capstone level as our most rigorous exams.

Which Certification is Right For You?

With the three levels, the certifications do build off of each other in a series of increasing levels of difficulty. The certification exams are designed to be taken at any time asynchronously.

Developer

The developer level certifications are designed to show mastery of usage of a module. The developer level focuses on the Free Harness Tier and the exam itself is free to take. The exam is a question and answer format and should take about 90 minutes to complete. For example in the CD and GitOps module, understanding how to deploy a Kubernetes Manifest in Harness would be a key point.

Administrator

The administrator level certifications are designed to show mastery of administration of a module. The administrator level focuses on the Team/Enterprise Harness Tiers. The exam is both a question and answer format and a practical hands on portion. The exam is designed to be three hours in duration for both portions. For example in the CD and GitOps module, understanding templating and how to validate your deployments would be key points.

Architect

The architect level certifications are designed to show strategic understanding and experience of a module. The architect level focuses on the Team/Enterprise Harness tiers. The exam is both a question and answer format and a practical hands on portion. The exam is designed to be three hours in duration for both portions. For example in the CD and GitOps module, using custom deployment templates and organizing your organization in Harness would be key points.

Hands-on with Administrator and Architect Levels

Both the administrator and architect level exams have a hands-on component to them. After the knowledge based exam, you will be presented with several hands on questions to solve in the specific Harness Module you are certifying in. There is no need to bring your own infrastructure or Harness Account as all of the infrastructure you need is available via a cloud shell in your web browser. You will be provided with an ephemeral Harness Enterprise account for the exam duration.

Hands-on certification

We have further instructions for the hands-on portion if you would like to further review.

Preparing and Taking Your Exam

The learning material is hosted on Harness Developer Hub. Each certification has a learning path to review material, for example the below CD & GitOps Architect level.

Architect level exam

Registration

Registering for a certification is simple. Head to Harness Developer Hub, select which certification you would like to take, scroll down through the study guide, then click Register for Exam. You have the ability to take the exam at any time on your schedule. Once you have successfully completed the exam, a Credly Badge will be issued to you in a few days. Coverage on the CI and CD & GitOps modules are just the start for us.

Harness Certifications: Continue Learning

We continue to plan to roll out certifications at multiple levels covering every Harness Module. Even if you do not become certified, check out the learning paths that are open and available to increase your skill regardless of what level you are at. 

Cheers!

-Harness Product Education Engineering Team

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