The Puppet Professional certification is a meaningful way to validate your system administration experience using Puppet. To become a Puppet Certified Professional, or PCP, you must pass a technical certification exam offered worldwide through Pearson VUE.
Why get Puppet certified?
Puppet is the leading IT automation solution, and it's used by more than 30,000 organizations — who, of course, need engineers, administrators, developers, architects, and managers with Puppet experience.
Demand for people who know their way around Puppet is high — and growing. Check out Indeed's job trends data for Puppet and how many jobs mention Puppet on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and SimpleyHired. Plus, Dice's 2014-2015 Tech Salary Survey lists Puppet as the 12th highest-paying skill, and shows that salaries for jobs requiring Puppet skills have increased 15.5% year over year.
Saying you're a Puppet Certified Professional on your resume, CV or LinkedIn profile makes it crystal clear how in-depth your experience with Puppet is.
Why employ Puppet Certified Professionals?
Organizations that hire and employ Puppet Certified Professionals often see benefits like:
- Reduction in time to deploy new applications
- Reduction in support costs
- Competitive advantage and profit potential
- Reduced downtime
- Maximized investment in Puppet software
- Increased customer confidence
Preparing for an exam
The skills and knowledge you've acquired on the job along with recommended Puppet training courses are the best preparation for your Puppet Professional certification exam.
We recommend exploring the docs for Puppet Enterprise 2016.2 and the Puppet Language Style Guide, and taking Puppet Fundamentals training in-person or online as well as Puppet Practitioner training. Also, try a free practice exam to get an idea of the types of questions you will find on the certification exam.