With the recently announced ‘Docker Certified Associate’ as the first (and currently only) official Docker certification (you can read more about the announcement here), you may be wondering how you can prepare for the certification. If you are, then you are at the right place! Launched on December 22nd, 2017 – right here!

Docker Certified Associate

After you have had a chance to read through the announcement, you will want to take a look at the detailed objectives for this certification. This certification is going to focus on the Enterprise Edition of Docker, along with Docker Swarm, and Docker implementation on AWS. At a high level, the exam will cover the following domains with the questions in each domain weighted as indicated in parentheses:

  1. Orchestration (25% of Exam Questions)
  2. Image Creation, Management, and Registry (20% of Exam Questions)
  3. Installation and Configuration (15% of Exam Questions)
  4. Networking (15% of Exam Questions)
  5. Security (15% of Exam Questions)
  6. Storage and Volumes (10% of Exam Questions)

Docker will be releasing this exam for attendees of DockerCon Europe on October 16, 2017. This exam is intended to be the first in a stack of expected certifications from Docker over the coming year. It will consist of 55 multiple choice/fill in the blank questions and can be taken online anywhere in the world over an 80-minute time limit window.

How You Can Be Prepared

In anticipation of the Docker Certified Associate Exam, Linux Academy has already begun work on the course that will cover all the objectives and topics you need to be successful. In November of this year, we will be launching our official ‘Docker Certified Associate Preparation Course‘ right here on Linux Academy. All of the features that you have come to know and love will be part of this course: You will find the comprehensive video demonstrations we are famous for, along with our Hands-On Labs (for your scenario-based practice), Exercises, Flash Cards and of course, the in-depth practice exam questions that will have you prepared to succeed on the exam.

In the interim, if you are wondering what all of this ‘Docker stuff’ is about, we have a great introduction to Docker and containers for you in our Docker Quick Start course available right now. If you would like a more in-depth course while you wait for the certification course, we have our ever-popular Docker Deep Dive to hold you over until then.

Next Steps

Over the course of the next month, be sure you check our blog (right here) for additional details as the release date for both the certification and the course ticks closer. I will be posting my thoughts around the exam itself and give you some tips and tricks for preparing for it (ones that you can easily apply to any certification exam, no need to exclude anybody). Linux Academy is excited to be among the first to provide training to prepare you for success in this exam. Drop us your thoughts about this exciting new certification below! 

Don’t forget to check back, this course has launched and you can find it right here!

If you’re looking for Docker Certified Associate Exam Tips, check out my latest blog here.

January Hands-On Training Content Launch

39 responses to “Docker Certified Associate – Be Among the First Certified!”

  1. Mina Gobrial says:

    It sounds a very good surprise to hear that.

  2. Vignesh S says:

    What will be the difficulty level of the exam? Beginner or intermediate or Expert?

  3. AJ NOURI says:

    Amazing stuff! As usual LA is the first to react with a super course!
    Can’t wait to study and take the exam.

  4. riadh amari says:

    Thank you great stuff

  5. Anders Berg says:

    In addition to the LA courses, the study guide attached to the official announcement appears to be a great resource to get started!

  6. Kyle Olsen says:

    This is good news. LinuxAcademy was a huge help in getting my AWS Developer and DevOps certifications, I’m sure the Docker content will be equally helpful.

  7. Kartik says:

    Really excited about this course. Looking forward to get certified.

  8. Rajendra says:

    Glad to Hear that..

  9. Chris says:

    I was looking for a container certification exam that wasn’t Amazon specific! As usual Linux Academy, you guys are up on the newest advancements in technology and certifications and I thank you for that!


    Great to hear this. I am all excited to be part of it. Please keep sending me emails on the progress towards the exam.

  11. Cynthia says:

    Looking forward to it

  12. Helen says:

    Great, just what was needed!

  13. Charles Gregg says:

    So gald to find this out. This has given me reason to learn more on Docker! Can’t wait to start the training and take the exam. See you soon!

  14. Anand says:

    Docker is amazing !

  15. Avaneesh says:

    Nice, been looking forward to this for a while.

  16. Paul Pritchard says:

    Excellent – thanks Terry. I want to be amongst the first…

  17. Shekar says:

    Thanks LA, as always you provide best DevOps toolset and bleeding edge technology courses. Docker was something awaiting for me to have a official certification beside kubernetes. also a suggestion to be cloud agnostic (to have Azure/AWS/…)

  18. Dale Preston says:

    Are you guys already #1 in online Linux training? If not, keep this up and you will be. I can hardly keep up with the fast growing list of courses just since I have been a member but this is going to be on my short list.

  19. Sowmyanarayanan S Guru says:

    Hello, Any update on Docker Certification course.? Docker has announce the Certification worldwide. Please let me know the course details.

  20. Venkatesh says:

    Hello – Can we have a date on which this course will be released.
    Thank you

  21. simplyanks says:

    great, is there any schedule date when LA post the training material on docker certification

  22. Dmitriy says:

    Hi Terrence,

    Any news on the Docker prep course?

    Please update the status.

    Thank you.

  23. Angelo Capone says:

    Looking forward to attend your official ‘Docker Certified Associate Preparation Course’ from Linux Academy.
    Let us know when available.

  24. Kai Zhang says:

    It’s December now.
    Looking forward to attend your official ‘Docker Certified Associate Preparation Course’ from Linux Academy.
    Let us know when available.

  25. Jeferson Pereira says:

    Any news about the course?

  26. jhon says:

    Hey Terrence any update on docker certification. Have been waiting eagerly for that

  27. david says:

    Any update on when this course might be available? It’d be great to get stuck into it during the holidays.

  28. Jitendra Singh says:

    Waiting for this

  29. Ivan Boyko says:

    Passed my exam today!

  30. girish nune says:

    Can we take it from our computer, or is the certification limited to docker con participants only?

    • Winnie says:

      It is a self-paced course that you can take from anywhere on your computer. Not limited to DockerCon.. If you’re interested in learning more about Docker or getting certified, check us out! We also have this Docker study group that you can join!

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