Small guide which will help aspirants for Docker Certified Associate Certification preparation.
I recently cleared DCA – Docker Certified Associate Certification and wanted to share my experience here on my blog. This might be helpful for folks who are going to appear examination soon or may aspire containerization aspirant to take it.
DCA details :
Complete certification details and FAQs can be found here on there official website.
- Duration : 90 minutes
- Type : Multiple choice questions
- Number of questions : 55
- Mode of exam : Remotely proctored
- Cost : $195 (For India residents, it would be plus 18% GST which comes roughly 16-17K INR.)
Docker Certified Associate aims at certifying professionals having enterprise level experience of Docker for minimum a year. Whenever you are starting to learn Docker, mostly you starts off with CE (Community Editions) which comes freely or you practice on Play with Docker which is also serves CE Docker. You should not attempt this certification with knowledge or experience on CE only. This certification is designed to test your knowledge with Enterprise Edition of Docker which is fully feature packed and has paid license tagged to it.
So it is expected that you have minimum 6 months or year of experience on Docker EE in enterprise environment before you attempt for certification. Docker also offers Trail EE license which you can use to start off with EE Docker learning. Once you are through with all the syllabus mentioned on website for this certification and well versed with Docker enterprise world then only attempt for certification.
You can register for examination from website which will redirect you to their vendor Examity website. There you need to register for exam according to available time slot and make the payment online. You can even book for time which is within 24 hours but its not always available. Make sure your computer completes all the pre-requisite so that you can take exam without any hassle. You can even connect with Exam vendor well before exam and get your computer checked for compatibility with Exam software/plugin.
Docker official study guide walks you through syllabus so that you can prepare yourself accordingly.
You can take this exam from anywhere provided you have good internet connection and your surrounding abides rules mentioned on certification website like empty room, clean desk etc. As this exam is remotely proctored, there will be executive monitoring your screen, webcam, mic remotely in real time. So make sure you have calm place, empty room before you start exam. You should eat, use cellphone or similar electronic device, talk etc during exam.
Exam questions are carefully designed by professionals to test your knowledge in all areas. Do not expect only command, options etc types questions. There is well mix of all type of logical, conceptual and practical application questions. Some questions may have multiple answers so keep an eye on such questions and do not miss to select more than one answer.
Your examination score card will be displayed immediately and result will be shown to you. You can have it on email. Actual certificate takes 3 minutes before it hits your inbox! Do check spam if you dont receive it before you escalate it to Docker Certification Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All the best! Do share us your success stories in comments below.