Introducing the Docker Global Professional Certification Program

Niamh Obyrne

Sep 29 2017

Docker is excited to announce the first and only official professional certification program for the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) platform.

The new Docker Certified Associate (DCA) certification, launching at DockerCon Europe on October 16, 2017, serves as a foundational benchmark for real-world container technology expertise with Docker Enterprise Edition. In today’s job market, container technology skills are highly sought after and this certification sets the bar for well-qualified professionals. The professionals that earn the certification will set themselves apart as uniquely qualified to run enterprise workloads at scale with Docker Enterprise Edition and be able to display the certification logo on resumes and social media profiles.

The DCA is the first in a comprehensive multi-tiered certification program and the exam was created by top practitioners using a rigorous development process. It consists of 55 questions to be completed over 80 minutes covering essential skills on Docker Enterprise Edition.  The exam can be taken anywhere in the world at any time and is delivered using remote proctoring technology to ensure exam security while creating a simple and streamlined test taking experience for candidates.

Be among the first to earn the DCA designation and gain recognition for your enterprise container skills.


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Be Among the First to Get Certified, at DockerCon Europe

Be one of the first to get your DCA on-site at DockerCon Europe. If you’ve reviewed the study guide and think you’ve got what it takes, join us in Copenhagen and take the exam. Testing is offered Tuesday through Thursday and we’ve got some special gifts to hand out to our first Docker Certified Associates.

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5 thoughts on “Introducing the Docker Global Professional Certification Program

  1. Hi Nilamh,
    Its a great news and this is what we all container enthusiasts waiting for long.
    Since it's limited for enterprise edition, wanted to know are you going ahead to launch certification for community edition?

  2. Yes it would be great if we have community edition as well

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    Justin I. Nevill

    Bernhard, Saurabh, Sunil,

    While the Docker Certified Associate certification is designed for enterprise practitioners leveraging the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) platform in production, you will find that many of the topics covered in this foundational certification are also applicable to the freely available Docker Community Edition (CE) due to it's similarity to Docker EE Basic. Familiarity with Docker CE is certainly a strong asset and would contribute towards an individual's success on the exam. You can find more information about exactly what topics are covered on the exam in the Study Guide linked from . Please feel free to reach out to if you have any other questions. Thanks!

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