Businesses across the globe are increasingly implementing DevOps practices to optimize daily systems administration and software development tasks. As a result, businesses across industries are hiring IT professionals that can effectively apply DevOps to reduce delivery time and improve quality in the development of new software products.
To meet this growing need for qualified professionals, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) developed the Linux Professional Institute DevOps Tools Engineer certification which verifies the skills needed to use the tools that enhance collaboration in workflows throughout system administration and software development.
In developing the Linux Professional Institute DevOps Tools Engineer certification, LPI reviewed the DevOps tools landscape and defined a set of essential skills when applying DevOps. As such, the certification exam focuses on the practical skills required to work successfully in a DevOps environment – focusing on the skills needed to use the most prominent DevOps tools. The result is a certification that covers the intersection between development and operations, making it relevant for all IT professionals working in the field of DevOps.
Current version: 1.0 (Exam code 701-100)
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification. However, an additional certification in the candidate’s primary area of expertise, such as LPIC-1 or a developer certification, is strongly recommended.
Requirements: Passing the DevOps Tools Engineer exam. The 90-minute exam is 60 multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
Validity period: 5 years
Cost: Click here for exam pricing in your country.
Languages for exam available in VUE test centers: English, Japanese
Languages for exams available online via OnVUE: English, Japanese
To receive the Linux Professional Institute DevOps Tools Engineer certification the candidate must:
- Have a working knowledge of DevOps-related domains such as Software Engineering and Architecture, Container and Machine Deployment, Configuration Management and Monitoring.
- Have proficiency in prominent free and open source utilities such as Docker, Vagrant, Ansible, Puppet, Git, and Jenkins.
Skills in DevOps tools enhance many job roles such as:
Front End Web Developer
Back End Web Developer
SQL Database Developer
Embedded Systems Engineer/Developer
Big Data Architect
Network or Server Virtualization Specialist
Development Team Lead
Operations Team Lead
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Specialist
Microsoft Systems Engineer
Information Security Specialist