published on 28 January 2014

In this episode of the Puppet Labs Podcast, I was joined by Greg Larkin, who talked to us about his experience preparing for and taking the Puppet Professional certification exam. I was also joined by two people from the Puppet Labs education team: Jamie Rosa, who runs our certification program, and Brad Hamilton, who recently launched the Puppet Workshop, our new online learning portal.

We started by talking about our various certification exams, which are available at testing centers around the world. Greg became certified shortly after PuppetConf, and while he thinks that the best preparation is real-world Puppet implementation experience, he read a lot of documentation to help prepare for the exam. He also spent a lot of time answering questions on Ask.PuppetLabs.com — a great way to prepare for certification! Jamie also recommends reading the exam objectives and taking the practice exams, linked from the certification page.

We recently launched the Puppet Workshop, where you can find free, online courses on many different topics. Each course takes about 20 minutes to complete, and includes an instructional video, exercises and a quiz to test your knowledge. Right now, we have courses on a wide variety of topics about Puppet, PuppetDB, Hiera, modules, roles & profiles, plus so much more. We are also adding new courses on a regular basis, so we'll have even more courses in the next few months.

To get more information about our learning and certification programs, you should listen to the podcast! You can also check our many other recent podcasts by visiting our podcast page or subscribing in your favorite podcast tool.

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