Set yourself apart with the first and only official professional certification program for Docker container technologies.
In today’s job market, Docker skills are highly sought after, and the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) exam is designed to validate that skillset with real world questions designed by experienced Docker practitioners. As the first exam in a comprehensive multi-tiered professional certification program, the DCA serves as a foundational benchmark for real world Docker skills across the container industry. Are you ready to prove your Docker skills? Get Docker Certified today!
- Recognition for your Docker skills with an official Docker credential
- Digital certificate and use of the Docker Certified Associate logo
- Online verification of Docker Certified status by potential employers
- Exclusive access to the Docker Certified professional network on LinkedIn and invites to certified-only events
- 13 multiple choice and 42 discrete option multiple choice (DOMC) questions in 90 minutes
- Designed to validate professionals with a minimum of 6 to 12 months of Docker experience
- Remotely proctored on your Windows or Mac computer
- Available globally in English
- USD $195 or Euro €175 purchased online
- Results delivered immediately
Q: What are Docker Certifications?
Docker Certifications validate technical knowledge with an industry-recognized credential. Our certifications recognize technical skills on the Docker platform.
Q: Is there a community edition certification?
While the Docker Certified Associate certification is designed for enterprise practitioners leveraging the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) platform in production you will find that many of the topics covered in this foundational certification are also applicable to the freely available Docker Community Edition (CE) due to it's similarity to Docker EE Basic Familiarity with Docker CE is certainly a strong asset and would contribute towards an individual's success on the exam. You can find more information about exactly what topics are covered on the exam in the Study Guide.
Q: How do I become Certified?
You must earn a passing score via a proctored exam to earn a Docker Certification. Upon receiving a passing score, you will receive your certification credentials.
Q: Do I have to agree to a Certification Program Agreement before taking a Docker Certification Exam?
Yes, you will be presented with the Docker Certification Program Agreement before you begin your exam. To review a copy of the program agreement, please click here
Q: Is there a fee for Docker certification exams?
Yes, the registration fee for the Associate Exam is $195 or €175. Payment is good for one exam attempt. Enterprise customers can also purchase exam multi-packs by contacting us.
Q: Does Docker provide discounts for the exam?
Yes, discounts are available when purchasing multi-packs of 5, 10, 25, 50, or 100 exams. Please contact us for more information.
Q: What are the exam & equipment requirements for taking the DCA remotely online?
All equipment is already provided for on-site exam deliveries at official events such as during DockerCon. The following equipment is required for online remotely proctored exams:
A current version of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
Google Chrome web browser and the ability to install a Chrome extension.
A web camera accessible by Google Chrome.
Windows 7 or later
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Unfortunately Linux is not supported at this time.
Google Chrome v39 or later
Mozilla Firefox v34 or later
Internet Explorer v8 or later
Apple Safari v6 or later
2 Mbps or better for upload and download
Hot spots are not recommended.
Q: What score is required to pass a Docker Certification exam?
Docker does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.
Q: When will I get my exam results?
After completing your exam, you will receive results via score report immediately on the testing screen and have the option to request via an email sent to the email address associated with your Docker ID profile post exam.
Q: How long will my certification be valid?
Your Certification will be valid for 2 years. You will be required to update your certification every two (2) years.
Q: What should I know before I start my exam?
Security Procedures– The following security procedures will apply during the examination:
No notes or books will be allowed
You may not exit the room during the examination.
Access to all personal items, including, but not limited to, electronic devices (including mobile phones), watches, food and beverages, cameras or other recording equipment, bags, briefcases, purses, and notes will not be allowed during the examination.
No smoking, eating, or drinking will be allowed during the examination.
Copying or communicating examination content is a violation of security regulations. Either one may result in the disqualification of examination results and may lead to legal action under copyright Docker.
Identification Requirements– You must provide a proper form of identification: One form of identification must be a VALID form of government-issued identification (e.g., Driver's License, State ID, Passport) which bears your signature, your full legal name, and your photograph. A second form of identification may be required. If required, such identification must have your signature and full legal name. All identification provided must match the name on the registration form and your Examination Eligibility Form. Failure to provide ALL required identification at the time of the examination is considered a missed appointment, and you will not be able to take the examination at such time. In such case, you will forfeit your examination fees. NOTE: If you recently changed your name, or if your last name includes a generation indicator (e.g., Jr., III), be sure that your name is the same on your education verification, your examination registration form, and each of your required forms of identification.
No-Show Policy– You may start your exam up to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. You MUST start your exam no later than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time. Failing to start your exam within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time will result in the system marking you as a No-Show and you will not be able to take your exam.
Q: What if I need to cancel my exam?
Exams can be canceled or rescheduled 48 hours before the scheduled appointment time. Failing to cancel or reschedule within this time will result in forfeiting exam fees.
Q: If I do not pass the exam, can I retake it?
In the event that you do not pass a Docker Certification exam, you may retake the exam, subject to the following conditions: a) wait 14 days from the day you fail to take the exam again, b) pay the exam price each time you attempt an exam.
Q: I have a disability that might affect my performance on the Docker certification exam. What accommodations are available?
We are committed to making all reasonable efforts to accommodate you, please contact Docker at least 21 days in advance of your test date at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available accommodations.
Q: Where can I view my certificate after passing my exam?
Your certificate access will be sent within 48 business hours after taking the exam to the email you used to create your Docker ID. Please check your spam folder as well, at times certificate credentials may be sent there.
Q: What if I am worried about my computer or operating system not working?
To ensure there will be no issue completing your exam your system must meet the following requirements. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email email@example.com and arrange to do a system check with someone on their support team. If your internet speed does not meet these requirements your exam attempt may be forfeited. You can test your internet speed at http://www.speedtest.net.