DoK #69 To Certify or Not to Certify, is Kubernetes Certification Worth it?

Data on Kubernetes

Jul 29, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event

As an engineer, should I consider getting a certification? What makes a certification valuable to me or my employer? How do I pick which one to get? Will these really help me build stateful applications on Kubernetes? In this talk, we will discuss the relative value of certifying on different technologies, with a specific focus on CNCF certifications for administration of k8s and developing Kubernetes-native applications. In this session we will discuss: - The pros and cons of getting certified - Why your current and future employers might care about your certifications - What are other things you can do to make yourself a more attractive candidate in this cloud-native landscape And of course, since Keith is a long-time database geek, we'll talk about how these might help you (or not) build stateful applications on Kubernetes.


  • Keith McClellan

    Cockroach Labs

    Director, Partner Solutions Engineering


  • Bart Farrell

    Data on Kubernetes

    Community Builder


  • Paul Au

    Community Manager

  • Melissa Logan


  • Diogenese Topper

    Data on Kubernetes Community