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DevOps Institute Launches Continuing Education Program to Foster Lifelong Learning for IT Professionals and Organizations

DevOps Institute | January 28, 2022

DevOps Institute, a professional member association and certification authority for advancing the human elements of DevOps, today announced its new Continuing Education Program. DevOps Institute's goal is to foster the spirit of continuous learning for all DevOps humans looking to advance their careers and help lead their organizations toward DevOps maturity. The Continuing Education Program equips certified members with the skills, knowledge, ideas, and learning (SKIL) necessary to stay relevant, optimize emerging trends, and meet their professional goals.

To retain their DevOps Institute certification, individuals will need to renew their certifications every two years by obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs). They must also be a Learning Community Member in good standing. Learn more about the Continuing Education Program: devopsinstitute.com/continuing-education

"In today's workplace environment, lifelong learning is essential to all humans, and particularly those in IT undergoing a DevOps journey, The Continuing Education Program offers an extensive selection of activities and opportunities that focus on learning, skills development, staying current with modern practices, and professional growth in the digital age."

- Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute.

The Continuing Education Program benefits individual DevOps professionals and IT organizations in the following ways:

Benefits for Individuals:

Provides greater value to certifications through continuing education credits
Allows individuals to stay competitive with current and most relevant DevOps skills, knowledge, ideas and learning
Supports continuous upskilling that leads to DevOps career advancement opportunities
Demonstrates commitment to professional development to current and potential employers
Boosts resume, personal brand, and marketability to stand out to employers and customers
Increases work productivity and efficiency

Benefits for Organizations:

Enhances employee recruitment and retention – in a competitive hiring market, DevOps professionals want to know that their organization is willing to support and invest in their professional growth
Provides passion and purpose – fostering a culture of continuous learning where work has meaning and purpose
Assists with cross-training and coverage - through learning new or hybrid DevOps skills
Increases team productivity and efficiency
Reduces costs – through reduced downtime, fewer errors, less turnover
How Continuing Education Credits Work

All DevOps Institute certifications expire after two years. To renew a DevOps Institute certification, individuals and organizations must upgrade to DevOps Institute Learning Community Membership and earn the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through eligible learning activities before the certification expiration date.

About DevOps Institute
DevOps Institute is a professional member association and certification authority. DevOps Institute's mission is to advance the human elements of DevOps. It is the unifying force of an open and growing professional community of IT practitioners, consultants, talent acquisition and executives helping pave the way to support digital transformation and the New IT.

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