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Position yourself to make the most of open-source networking opportunities
Our certification offers an opportunity for network specialists to prove their skills and knowledge in the domain of open-source router, VPN and firewall technologies with a focus on the VyOS platform.
Earn badges and certifications, and become a member of a vibrant community with a VyOS certification.
Get to know the core team behind VyOS better.
Earn badges and certifications to prove your skills.
Explore open-source routing from inside-out.
Access premium features and VyOS LTS as rewards.
Discover our Certifications type list
Become a VyOS-Certified Network Technician
VCNT is an entry-level certification designed by VyOS engineers for those who are yet to explore our network OS as part of the training process.
Applicants get the chance to prove their general understanding of how networking works in a home lab or a small business environment.
Become a VyOS-Certified Network Engineer
VCNE is a certification for engineers who already have some experience in networking and system administration and would like to work on enterprise-level projects.
Applicants get the chance to prove their network management, traffic control, routing and troubleshooting skills.
Become a VyOS-Certified Network Security Expert
The VCSE certification is of the same level as VCNE, however it focuses on a different side of network engineering - network security.
Applicants get the chance to prove their skills with establishing a secure infrastructure, using tunneling protocols and the capabilities of firewalls to their fullest.
Become a VyOS-Certified Network Automation Engineer
The VCAE certification is designed to test one’s skills with additional tools and projects in combination with the VyOS platform.
Applicants get the chance to prove their ability of automating an enterprise-grade network infrastructure with Python, Ansible and additional DevOps tools of choice.
Prove Yourself as a VyOS-Certified Expert
The VCEx certification is the highest level of accreditation. Our engineers have designed this exam for those who know the ins and outs of our open-source network OS.
It is also assumed that the applicants have completed all previous certifications before attending this exam, though there is no direct vertical prerequisite and those confident in their abilities are free to start from the very top.
How do I prepare myself?
We are currently working on full-blown online certification courses similar to those you see on Coursera or similar platforms. In the meanwhile, we recommend that you get familiar with the documentation and resources that are already available and then put them to good use.
Remember - practice makes perfect!
FYI: If you are looking to contribute to the future of open-source network engineers and would like to help us with educational materials - feel free to reach out. You will be credited as a co-author in our academy, and you’ll receive all of the benefits we offer to VyOS project contributors.
How do I get started?
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Your VyOS certification comes with additional benefits and opportunities:
- All VyOS Pro and Corporate subscribers gain access to the certification free of charge
- We are more than willing to accept applications from VyOS-certified engineers
- Certification and badges will earn you a couple bonus points in the eyes of our open-source community
Become a VyOS-Certified Network Engineer today!
Prove you’ve got what it takes.
Are there dedicated educational resources available for me to prepare?
Not at the moment. We are currently working on a series of educational courses, however the Wiki, project documentation, VyOS knowledge base, and the forum are at your disposal.
Are exam fees refundable if I don’t pass?
No, you pay a one-time, non-refundable fee. The costs you invest are meant to maintain the exam infrastructure as well as compensate for the time of the proctor.
Will I receive a serial number on my certification after passing an exam?
Yes, a dedicated serial number will be provided to you upon successfully completing the exam.
Do I get different serial numbers if I pass several exams?
No. However, there are two types of serial numbers. A serial number will be issued for passing any or all level 1 and level 2 exams. Another serial number for passing the VCEx exam.
Why create two types of serial numbers if I can take VCEx from the very beginning?
Obtaining the VCEx serial number is the highest certification program VyOS currently can offer.
Also, obtaining the VCEx serial number will allow the candidate to download the LTS .iso as long as the serial number is active and valid. The lower level serial number does not have this privilege.
What are the online exam application programs being used in VyOS certification program that I should care about?
To save time during the exam, it would be helpful to familiarize yourself to the following applications in advance.
What is being recorded during the certification exam?
The entire exam session is recorded. However, audio is not.