It is with unbridled excitement that we continue to prepare for Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara. Here at the DellEMC Dojo and the larger Technology, Research, Innovation Group of DellEMC, gears are constantly turning and research and development is moving at a pace unprecedented. We are so excited to share some of these findings and demos with all those related to and involved with the Foundation.
While all is under works, we want to ensure that we and all those we care about are taking up every opportunity possible to continue to develop ourselves further as thought provoking leaders in the industry and in the world. Part of this is keeping ourselves relevant in what exists and then further acting as promoters for the solutions we have found work best. Which brings me to the reason for writing this blog post.
If you have not yet heard, The Cloud Foundry Foundation has been working toward the launch of a “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. The date is getting closer and closer to its unveiling, and it is now more pressing to share the intent of the program so that all wanting and willing to get involved take the opportunity to do so.
The intent of the program is to use a performance-based testing methodology to certify that individual developers/engineers have the skills necessary to be productive developing applications on top of the Cloud Foundry platform. This will allow for a better streamlined data-driven approach to the way we contribute to the Open Source community and our more intimate communities as well. To be active leaders in this realm should be something we are striving for daily. To be PRODUCTIVE active leaders who can then go forth and teach with a congruent and strong set of skills is the mark we should be making, reaching and expanding. So here is how:
The Foundation is currently accepting applications from individuals that may want to participate in the BETA or early access program. If you (or anyone in your organization) are interested in being among the first certified developers, please use the Google Form found here to register interest: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXtGUMLyJ3NkJQLnWhXCafh3SgziHr1fsSYM7mXi6JPcLaPw/viewform
A NOTE: All applications for participation should be filed by March 10th.
The space is limited so the BETA program will be short-listed to 30 candidates, and will communicate with everyone completing the form as to their acceptance into the program. Those that are not accepted will be offered an opportunity to enter the early access phase of the rollout. Developers that pass the exam either during the BETA or early access will get a fancy CF Certified Dev sweatshirt, also… so no harm, no foul!
The BETA period will begin on March 20th and close on March 31st. Candidates will be asked to use the system to schedule a four hour exam window during the two weeks of BETA testing.
Passing the exam requires practical hands-on skills in the following: (1) CF Basics, (2) Troubleshooting Applications and CF Configurations, (3) Application Security, (4) Working with Services, (5) Application Management, (6) Cloud Native Architectural Principles, (7) Container Management within CF, (8) Candidates should be comfortable modifying simple Java, Node.js or Ruby Applications.
You think you have what it takes? We think you do too. So apply today!