Best Free DevOps Certifications and Courses in 2020

Looking for the some of the DevOps courses and certifications that you can get for free ?

best free DevOps certifications and courses

Well, in this post I am going to show you exactly that.

In today’s world where the competition is huge in every industry, employers are looking for individuals who are prepared to come in and deliver the value in DevOps.

Certifications and courses can help you quickly gain and validate your valuable skills. In order to get the recognition of your skills, you must prepare for the certifications and add to your profile.

These certifications make a remark that the person is credible, dedicated, and competent.

There is no such mandate requirement or criteria which can tell, which certification is useful or which one can help you to reach top of the ladder

In this article, I am not going to talk about all the certifications for DevOps (that’s for a separate post).

Instead, I am going to introduce you to some new useful courses out there that you can use to get the certifications FREE of cost.

Related: What is DevOps and how does it work?

Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge 2020: Free Certification Exam

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Microsoft has once again started free certifications for aspirants. Earlier it was just limited to Azure Fundamentals Certification but this time they have included many other certifications in the list.

All participants of Microsoft Ignite who complete at least one collection in the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge are eligible for a free certification exam.

Check Microsoft Certifications here.


The free certification exam is available for redemption starting October 14, 2020 and is valid until March 31, 2021. If you do not schedule and take your eligible exam within that timeframe, you will not be able to redeem your offer.

Additional details and instructions on how to redeem your free certification exam will be available starting October 14, 2020. In order to receive the exam notification email, you must have an email address for notifications identified in your Learn profile. You can add one by signing into your Learn profile settings, updating the Manage email preferences section and hitting save.

Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) Program

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As we all know Multi-Cloud is the next big thing and is now trending. There is a free course available from Aviatrix.

The Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) program is the first multi-cloud networking and security certification available to technical professionals and cloud practitioners. They had started offering this $845 worth certification and self-paced online training course free of cost in last quarter but soon they are going to close it. 

Here is the link if you have not enrolled for it (Need to use the code: ACEONLINE)

The ASSOCIATE level programme is a good start to understand the multi-cloud networks and this course is helpful to all the associates who are willing to learn the multi-cloud technology

RedHat Courses

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RedHat is currently offering several Free courses of 30Days durations, some of the courses are :

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview (link)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview (RH024) is a series of no-cost, on-demand, online videos that provide a technical introduction to Linux® for IT professionals.

Red Hat Agile Integration Technical Overview (link)

Red Hat Agile Integration Technical Overview (DO040) provides a technical introduction to Red Hat’s comprehensive set of integration and messaging technologies.

Ansible Essentials: Simplicity in Automation Technical Overview (link)

Ansible Essentials: Simplicity in Automation Technical Overview (DO007) is a series of on-demand, online videos that introduces you to Ansible automation and configuration management, provisioning, deploying, and managing compute infrastructure across cloud, virtual, and physical environments with Ansible.

Deploying Containerized Applications Tech Overview (link

Deploying Containerized Applications Technical Overview (DO080) is a series of on-demand, online videos that introduces you to Linux® containers and container orchestration technology using Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform.

Red Hat Satellite Technical Overview (link)

Red Hat® Satellite is a scalable platform used to manage the patching, provisioning, and subscription management of your Red Hat infrastructure. Learn about the core capabilities of Red Hat Satellite and see how Satellite can help meet your business needs.

Red Hat OpenStack Technical Overview (link)

Red Hat OpenStack Technical Overview (CL010) is a series of on-demand, online videos to help you better understand the basics of cloud computing and Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform. Several online demonstrations and use cases are included.

Virtualization and Infrastructure Migration Technical Overview (link)

The Virtualization and Infrastructure Migration Technical Overview (RH018) will help you discover the benefits of open source virtualization, how to better manage your virtualization assets, and the best way to move traditional workloads from one virtualization provider to an open virtualization.

Scrum Fundamentals Certification

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‘Scrum Fundamentals Certified’ course is tailored to help anyone interested to know more about Scrum; learn about key concepts in Scrum as defined in the SBOK® Guide; and to get a basic understanding of how Scrum framework works in delivering successful projects. This course is included as a part of Free Primary Lifetime Membership. The purpose of the ‘Scrum Fundamentals Certified’ exam is to confirm you have basic understanding of the Scrum framework. On passing the exam, you will be accredited as “Scrum Fundamentals Certified”.

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Anyone interested in knowing more about Scrum and Agile can take up this course and exam for free.


There is no formal prerequisite for this course.

Coursera Courses

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This is not a promotion but if you want to utilise some of the free learning, you should once visit coursera website.

Their tag line is : World-class learning for anyone, anywhere

You can enrol for free courses and later decide to upgrade your skills with thier paid courses if you really like them.

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Cognitive Class AI Courses

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Follow learning paths to maximize your potential. All the courses are free so you have nothing to lose!

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  2. Complete Courses
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Some of the best free courses are:

You can find multiple other free courses in their website:

Google Analytics Certification

Google Analytics Academy helps you with some of the best Free courses for Beginner and Advanced level

Some of the Analytics Academy Courses are:

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Udemy Course

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Again, its not a promotion but Udemy is no longer need an introduction. It is now one of the most trusted and followed one.

Just browse Udemy once and search for FREE courses

You will fine plenty of free and useful courses. You can learn and decide if you would like to go for the paid one as they are available at low cost and Udemy keeps on providing some free vouchers to their students

You can choose from 130,000 online video courses with new additions published every month.

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I’ll add some more soon, feel free to provide the links of free course if you are already using anything else.

Some of the courses are for limited time, so if you are not able to enrol after expiry – Don’t worry and learn some other courses.

Happy Questing!!

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