2017 Career Insights

DevOps and Cloud continue to be two of the fastest growing trends in IT and are continuing that growth into 2017. Data from last year shows that year-over-year increase of DevOps and Cloud job postings was 35% and 28%, respectively. Numerous articles have shown that these particular skillsets are two of the fastest growing in IT.



DevOps Foundation Certificate

  • Entry- to Mid-Level
  • Introduction to DevOps
    • Prerequisite certification for other certifications offered by the DevOps Institute
  • Sixteen (16) hour course followed by one-hour exam


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

  • One + years of hands-on experience with AWS based apps
  • Provisioning experience with systems running AWS
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AWS Certified Developer – Associate

  • Entry- to Mid-Level
  • Validates expertise in developing applications on AWS – 1+ years required
  • View Exam Guide


AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

  • Mid- to Senior-Level
  • Validates expertise in managing continuous delivery systems on AWS - 2+ years AWS experience required
  • View Exam Guide


DevOps Institute Certifications Coming in 2017

  • Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA)
    • Principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • DevOps Leader (DOL)
    • Cultural transformations and organizational change – DevOps adoption
  • DevSecOps Engineer
    • Integrating security into Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration


Puppet Certification


As of 2017, there are not official certifications available for the following, they are absolutely worth learning.

  • Chef
  • Ansible
  • Jenkins
  • Capistrano
  • Terraform
  • Consul
  • Docker
  • Vagrant
  • Otto
  • Openstack
  • Artifactory
  • Sonar
  • Packer
  • Serverspec