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Free GitLab Certified Associate Certification

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Free GitLab Certified Associate Certification

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Savings:
100% off
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April 30, 2021
Steps to Redeem:
1. Go to https://gitlab.edcast.com/ and make an account
2. Navigate to this page https://gitlab.edcast.com/pathways/cy-t ... study-exam
3. Enroll which will take you to a different site and once completing the order enter the following coupon E6B8A234458AE3D795 at checkout.

Free bundle includes:
1) Self-Study certification preparation eLearning: USD $150
2) Knowledge Exam: USD $150
3) Hands-On Exam: USD $350
Last edited by akshr23 on Apr 21st, 2021 11:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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I don't understand why signing up for this is so complicated.
😎Thanks RFD😎
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From the comments in the blog post:


1. Go to https://gitlab.edcast.com/ and make an account
2. Navigate to this page https://gitlab.edcast.com/pathways/cy-t ... study-exam
3. Enroll which will take you to a different site and once completing the order enter the following coupon E6B8A234458AE3D795 at checkout.
Last edited by khulit on Apr 21st, 2021 10:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
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blackbirdman wrote: I don't understand why signing up for this is so complicated.
From Reddit:
1. Go to https://gitlab.edcast.com/ and make an account
2. Navigate to this page https://gitlab.edcast.com/pathways/cy-t ... study-exam
3. Click ok/whatever to Enroll which will take you to a different site and once completing the order enter the following coupon E6B8A234458AE3D795 at checkout.
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thanks for sharing op. whoever designed this gitlab website flow needs to get fired making things overly complicated with poor UI. I managed to sign up after some explorations.
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geoffs wrote: From Reddit:
1. Go to https://gitlab.edcast.com/ and make an account
2. Navigate to this page https://gitlab.edcast.com/pathways/cy-t ... study-exam
3. Click ok/whatever to Enroll which will take you to a different site and once completing the order enter the following coupon E6B8A234458AE3D795 at checkout.
I was using my iphone, and it's almost impossible to follow those steps on the phone. It keeps opening the app and not the pages etc..
😎Thanks RFD😎
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MiNuNDeCoMpUtEr wrote: is this worth anything professionally?
This is the only question that matters so im going to highlight it again.
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DanP wrote: This is the only question that matters so im going to highlight it again.
It's not worth anything, is the simple answer. I can't imagine anyone on my team screening for this either... I know for a fact I wouldn't...
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gitlab is a devops tool that helps with continuous integrate and continuously deploy your code, a modern software development practice that tries to break traditional agile dev cycle which sometimes creates silos. on that note, if you're a simple tech enthusiast/interested in tech or mostly do adhoc codes on a single notebook and not involved in code deployments, this cert wont add any value to you especially if you don't use gitlab at all since nowadays there are other tools like circleci, github, bitbucket and clouds such as aws/gcp have their own cicd. i assume it's mostly for software engineers and dev, architects, and devops engineers specifically. anyone new to technology industry or coming from non-tech shouldn't waste time on this cert as this will add little value. having some major cloud certs certainly add value, but tool-specific certs such as this one wont add value unless the job you apply values gitlab heavily or something. for example, i took free hootsuite cert a few months ago and as expected, it's currently adding zero value to my life since i have nothing to do with hootsuite; it's just for personal fun mostly. im also sas certified but it's been collecting dust past decade, so i guess it's important to decide wisely how you'll spend time even when it's free.

only take it if you have spare time and interested in devops.
Last edited by uwengdori on Apr 21st, 2021 11:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Thx OP. I'm surprised with a price...almost like Cloud associate certification...I wonder if you need to study the same amount of time ...
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This is honestly worthless as a professional, if you want to do it as a hobby then its ok.
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azndnangel wrote: No to land you interviews. Yes if you want to learn how to use GitLab.
Will assist in the interview process from a knowledge and understanding perspective if you are lacking in that regards. No one will directly screen for this certification like some other ones out there, but it could bump up your knowledge.
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God bless Canada and the whole world.
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MiNuNDeCoMpUtEr wrote: is this worth anything professionally?
yes

I found out the hard way. I went through several rounds of interviews with a large well-known tech company. Months of preparation, studying, and technical and non-technical interviews. It wasn't easy, but I did really well! The recruiter called me with "Great news!" and was about to present me with a verbal job offer and then she said, "oh by the way, you're a Certified GitLab Associate right?". I told her that I was not and she hung up the phone. Never heard from her or the company ever again.

jk. as other's have pointed out, these certifications are good if you want to learn more about a particular subject - you might even use this knowledge in your day-to-day work! - but nobody is going to care about your "Certification"
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coolwasabi wrote: are good if you want to learn more about a particular subject - you might even use this knowledge in your day-to-day work! - but nobody is going to care about your "Certification"
Correct. Generally when I interview junior jobs, I'll ask questions not specifically around Gitlab but that touch on what Gitlab does (source control, pipelines etc). Certifications like this could help you "talk the talk" that you could then demonstrate with some concrete examples.
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If you're working with gitlab alot then it's useful I think. We use Gitlab and wanting to use their CI stuff more, so this is a good opportunity to learn some of it.

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