Eucalyptus Certified Administrator on Eucalyptus 3
The Eucalyptus Certified Administrator on Eucalyptus 3 (EUCA3) certification tests potential candidates on their ability to perform essential design, install, configure, and manage functions for a Eucalyptus 3 deployment.
Beta Certification Blueprint - EUCA3 update coming soon.
Beta Exam Study Guide and Practice Exam - EUCA3 update coming soon.
A candidate for the EUCA3 certification will have completed and understood the content in the Eucalyptus 3: Design, Build and Manage course, or an equivalent set of content (see below for details). The typical successful candidate will have prior administration experience in one or more of the following areas: Linux administration, virtualization administration, storage administration, or network administration.
A candidate must successfully complete one of the following training tracks prior to sitting for the EUCA3 exam:
- A single class: Eucalyptus 3: Design, Build, and Manage
The alternate path available today:
- All of the following Cloud Connections courses (in any order):
Eucalyptus reserves the right to modify certification requirements from time to time.
In the real world you do not have to memorize random facts to solve complex problems. You have access to external resources, and we believe the certification test should reflect real world capabilities to the closest degree possible rather than test your ability to memorize small details in documentation.
The EUCA3 exam is multiple choice, open-book and open note. The entire contents and labs within the Eucalyptus 3: Design, Build, and Manage course will be available inside the testing environment in HTML format. In addition, any printed resource other than illicit copies of actual test questions may be used as exam aids, and calculators will be allowed. (Sorry, no extra computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, or similar devices allowed during the exam.) Students should be prepared to answer complex questions that test real-world applications of knowledge rather than simple information recall questions. Please review the Beta Exam Study Guide and Practice Exam for details on the kinds of questions you can expect to see on the exam. An update to the beta study guide that accurately reflects the final version of the exam will be available soon.
This exam will be administered worldwide through Kryterion and will be delivered via the OLP technology suite. Taking the exam will require the installation of security software on your computer, a web camera with a good view of the entire testing area during the exam, and a microphone for communicating with the remote exam proctor who will monitor you during the exam. Test security will potentially include forms of visual identity validation, as well as visual sweeps of the room in which the exam is being taken. All test sessions will be recorded and will be subject to review, and certifications granted can be revoked if exam security protocols are not followed. Read more about details on hardware and software requirements.
Passing scores, number of questions, exam time limits, retake policy, pricing, and other logistics are still being determined at this time.
Number of questions: 30, all multiple choice.
Time allowed: 90 minutes. (A 3-hour version of the exam will be available upon request for test takers that speak English as a second language.)
Passing score: Overall = 50%. The exam is divided into two parts - 1) Design, and 2) Build and Manage. A minimum score of 25% must be achieved in each section in order to earn the EUCA3 credential. For example, if your overall score was 60%, but you scored a 20% on the Design portion of the exam, you would not be granted the EUCA3 credential.
Retake policy: The exam may be taken up to three times within a six-month period, with a minimum of 72 hours between retake attempts.
Please refer to the Beta Certification Blueprint for information regarding objectives. This document will be updated soon to reflect the final version of the exam.