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Certifications

Industry Certifications

Below you shall find key certifications and a catalogue of mainly non-certifiable courses our Founder has completed.  Do bear in mind that this page will be updated as time passes, so stay tuned for developments.

Key Certifications


Certification:        HCTAO-002 Hashicorp Terraform Associate

Issuance Date:     August 2022 

Expiratory Date:   August 2025

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of the HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate certification know the basic concepts, skills, and use cases associated with open source HashiCorp Terraform. They understand and can utilize Terraform according to the certification objectives. Additionally, they understand why enterprises choose to extend Terraform Open Source with Terraform Enterprise to solve business-critical objectives.


Certification:        SAA-CO2 AWS Solutions Architect – Associate

Issuance Date:     July 2022 

Expiratory Date:   July 2025

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of this certification have a comprehensive understanding of AWS services and technologies. They demonstrated the ability to build secure and robust solutions using architectural design principles based on customer requirements. Badge owners are able to strategically design well-architected distributed systems that are scalable, resilient, efficient, and fault-tolerant.


Certification:        AZ-104 Azure Certified Cloud Administrator – Associate

Issuance Date:     February 2022 

Expiratory Date:   February 2024

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earning Azure Administrator Associate certification validates the skills and knowledge to implement, manage, and monitor an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment. Candidates have a deep understanding of each implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, plus provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources, when needed.


Certification:        SOA-CO2 AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Issuance Date:     January 2022 

Expiratory Date:   January 2025

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) exam is intended for system administrators in a cloud operations role who have at least 1 year of hands-on experience with deployment, management, networking, and security on AWS. The exam validates a candidate’s ability to complete the following tasks: Deploy, manage, and operate workloads on AWS, Support and maintain AWS workloads according to the AWS Well-Architected Framework, Perform operations by using the AWS Management Console and the AWS CLI, Implement security controls to meet compliance requirements, Monitor, log, and troubleshoot systems. In addition to this, the exam content also covers the following concepts; Apply networking concepts (for example, DNS, TCP/IP, firewalls), Implement architectural requirements (for example, high availability, performance, capacity) and business continuity including disaster recovery.


Certification:        Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Issuance Date:     November 2021 

Expiratory Date:   November 2024

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam (aka. CKA) was created by The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a part of their ongoing effort to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem. The exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple tasks from a command line running Kubernetes. A certified K8s administrator has demonstrated the ability to do basic Kubernetes installations as well as configuration and management of production-grade Kubernetes clusters. They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.


Certification:        CompTIA Linux+ Certified Engineer 

Issuance Date:     March 2021 

Expiratory Date:   March 2024

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of the CompTIA Linux+ certification have the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a Linux operating system environment. CompTIA Linux+ earners have demonstrated the ability to configure the system, navigate the command line, and use common package management systems. They are also able to customize the environment, create scripts and configure networking.


Certification:        CCNA Certified Cisco Network Associate 

Issuance Date:     December 2020

Expiratory Date:   December 2023

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of Cisco CCNA - Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) have demonstrated knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. 


Certification:        Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Certified Architect Associate

Issuance Date:     July 2019

Expiratory Date:   June 2020

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

This certification is for those who possess strong foundation knowledge in architecting infrastructure using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. It validates a deep understanding of OCI services to spin up infrastructure. Topics include: Cloud computing concepts (HA, DR, Security), regions, availability domains, OCI terminology and services, networking, databases, load balancing, IAM, DNS, FASTCONNECT, VPN, Compartments, tagging, Terraform, with a focus on how to use it with OCI and Exadata.


Certification:        Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer

Issuance Date:     January 2018

Expiratory Date:   n/a

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

A Java SE 7 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) has built a foundational understanding of Java while acquiring knowledge of general programming. Java SE 7 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) has built a foundational understanding of Java while acquiring knowledge of general programming.

Certification:        MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals - Certified 2017

Issuance Date:     June 2017

Expiratory Date:   n/a

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of the MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals certification has demonstrated core HTML5 client application development skills that will run on today's touch-enabled devices (PCs, tablets, and phones). The MTA program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology.

Certification:       Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Java
Issuance Date:    June 2017 

Expiratory Date:   n/a

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details: 

Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Java candidates have demonstrated an understanding of the fundamentals of Java programming. Also, they can write and execute a Java program, use the Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment, work with data types, operators and strings, decision and looping statements, and handle debugging and exceptions in Java SE.

Certification:       MTA: Networking Fundamentals - Certified 2017
Issuance Date:    May 2017

Expiratory Date:  n/a

Validation Url:     Credly 

Details:

Earners of the MTA: Networking Fundamentals certification has demonstrated knowledge of fundamental networking concepts. The MTA program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology.

Certification:       MTA: Database Fundamentals - Certified 2017
Issuance Date:    April 2017

Expiratory Date:   n/a

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of the MTA: Database Fundamentals certification has demonstrated introductory knowledge of and skills with databases, including relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server. The MTA program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology.


Certification:       MTA: Software Development Fundamentals - Certified 2016
Issuance Date:    November 2016

Expiratory Date:   n/a

Validation Url:      Credly 

Details:

Earners of the MTA: Software Development Fundamentals certification has demonstrated core software development skills. The MTA program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology. WWWEarners of the MTA: Software Development Fundamentals certification have demonstrated core software development skills. The MTA program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology. 

 

Course Completion Certifications

Many of the following course completion certifications do not have a certification exam to accompany them. That said, they were fun to do and in the structured learning context, they expanded our knowledge horizon on what is possible with technology and its use cases for the future.
 
 
 

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