Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all your questions about DASA certification programs

Why should I get certified with DASA?
  • Verify your expertise, opening doors to advanced roles or new career paths.
  • Grow your skills in DevOps and Agile, making you a key player in transformation.
  • Tackle job challenges with greater ease and confidence.
  • Join a worldwide network of like-minded professionals.

What certifications does DASA offer?

Currently, DASA offers 8 certification programs:

We’re also developing new programs to meet market and industry needs, including:

  • DASA DevAIOps
  • DASA Site Reliability Engineering
  • DASA Experience Management

What types of roles DASA certifications are created for?

We have a recommended audience who will greatly benefit from each program. You can find these details on the individual certification pages on our website.
If you are in doubt about which certification is right for you, explore our course finder, which will suggest courses based on your role, seniority, and professional goals.

What kind of hands-on experience will I gain during DASA certification training?

DASA certification programs are designed to be practical and applicable. We focus not just on content and knowledge, but also on enabling participants to apply these concepts in their work.

To achieve this, our programs include exercises and business simulations. This approach creates an experiential learning environment that is effective regardless of the delivery format chosen. Through active experiential learning, you can confidently apply newly acquired knowledge in real-world situations.

How does DASA ensure the quality and relevance of its certification programs?
  • Each program is developed by subject-matter experts who have years of practical experience in the field.
  • The subject-matter experts are supported by experienced learning designers to ensure that we build the right kind of experience for the learners and the material is easy to understand and apply.
  • During the product development stage, we have a review process that involves a panel of over 200 professionals from around the world.
  • We host quarterly portfolio review sessions with our community. This helps us develop and refine our portfolio and ensures the relevance of our existing products.
  • We monitor the feedback monthly and regularly update the materials to keep it in-line with the needs of our learners.

How does DASA certification integrate with other methodologies?

DASA certifications are designed to be versatile and inclusive of various methodologies. We don’t limit you to any single method, framework, or set of rules. This flexibility ensures relevance regardless of your team’s or organization’s stage in transformation. DASA certifications can complement existing practices, such as Scrum or SAFe, enhancing what you are already implementing.

Whether you feel the urgency to transform or are already in the process of becoming a high-performance digital organization, you will meet your needs with DASA programs.

How do I access DASA Hub?

To access DASA Hub, simply follow this link. Explore our range of self-study and instructor-led courses, as well as other products we offer. DASA Hub is your gateway to certification programs, guidance products, and our community.

What can I find on DASA Hub?
  • Self-paced programs offered by DASA.
  • Instructor-led courses.
  • Courses in which you are currently enrolled.
  • Credentials from your completed certification programs.

Where can I find DASA training near me?

To find DASA training near you, explore the course calendar. Here, you can choose an instructor-led training for the certification program you’re interested in, as well as select your preferred language and delivery format.

If you don’t find an option that fits your needs, let us know, and we will connect you with a partner who can assist you.

What happens if I fail my exam?

We recognize that there can be various factors that might affect exam results. To support our learners in these situations, we provide 1 free retakes for each participant. This ensures that you have 2 opportunities to validate your skills and knowledge.

How do I prepare for the certification exam?

To prepare for your certification exam, consider going through the mock exams we’ve created for each certification program.

Preparation is also an integral part of the course curriculum. If you’re enrolled in an facilitator-led training, your facilitator will guide you on how to prepare for the exam. If you choose a self-study course, taking the mock exam can familiarize you  with the process and typical questions.

How do I share my certification?

After passing your exam, you will receive a digital badge issued through Accredible. This badge will be visible in the “Credential” section on DASA Hub. You will also receive an email notification from Accredible. Through your Accredible profile, you can easily share your badge on LinkedIn or add it to other platforms of your preference.

How much does the training cost?

The cost of training varies depending on the format and provider you choose. For instructor-led courses, you can find the prices in our course calendar. For self-study options, visit DASA Hub.

The cost of the course always includes the exam.

What languages are the certification programs?

Currently, DASA DevOps Fundamentals is available in multiple languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, and French.

We are actively working on localizing all of our programs. Stay updated with us for news on the availability of other certifications in additional languages.

What are the prerequisites for DASA certification?

For most DASA certification programs, there are no prerequisites. However, having basic knowledge of Agile, Scrum, Lean, and ITSM principles is beneficial.

For two of our programs, DASA DevOps Professional – Specify & Verify and DASA DevOps Professional – Enable & Scale, obtaining the DASA DevOps Fundamentals certification is a prerequisite.

Our programs are categorized into three levels: foundational, professional, and leadership. Consider your current role and capabilities when choosing the certification.

What is the format of DASA certification exams?

DASA certification exams are virtually proctored, and conducted in a closed-book format. The duration, number of questions, and passing grade vary depending on the certification program. Detailed exam information for each certification can be found on their pages.

For the DASA DevOps Leader certification program, there isn’t a traditional exam. Instead, candidates are required to develop a transformation plan based on the methodologies and frameworks covered in the course and present it to two independent assessors.

Is there a validity period for DASA certifications?

No, DASA certifications do not have an expiration date. Once you are certified, your qualifications are permanently validated through your digital certificate and badge.

What is the return policy for DASA courses?

If you have purchased courses through our partners, kindly contact the respective partner to inquire about their specific return policies. 

If you purchase a self-study course directly from DASA, you have a 30-day return window, if you haven’t completed all sections of the course. This policy ensures a risk-free purchase in case the course does not meet your expectations.

If you purchase instructor-led training, offered by DASA, you can cancel your course for free if it starts in more than 30 days or if it’s starting within 30 days but isn’t confirmed to be delivered yet. If you cancel at any other time, you might have to pay a fee, which could be as much as the full course cost, depending on the cancellation terms of the course.

Are there any online resources or study materials provided by DASA?

DASA offers a wealth of knowledge accessible to anyone interested in building high-performance digital organizations and teams. We provide a variety of free resources, including publications, a glossary, and blogs.

To stay informed about all our initiatives, events, and opportunities, subscribe to our mailing list. This is an excellent way for our community and those inspired to transform organizational work and performance to stay connected and informed.

Are there any forums or communities for certified professionals?

Since our founding in 2016, fostering community-driven collaborations with professionals worldwide has been a cornerstone of DASA. To learn more about joining our diverse DASA communities, visit our community page. Additionally, subscribing to our mailing list is a great way to stay updated on everything happening within DASA and the wider community.

DASA has developed a flexible approach to membership to suit the size and requirements of each member organization.