FinOps Training & Certification

The FinOps Certified Practitioner (FOCP) allows individuals in a large variety of cloud, finance and technology roles to validate their FinOps knowledge and enhance their professional credibility. The certification covers FinOps fundamentals and an overview of key concepts in each of the three sections of the FinOps lifecycle: Inform, Optimize and Operate.

Certification Exam

If you are ready, take the FOCP exam and get your certification.

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Self-Paced Courses

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Instructor Led Courses

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Who should get FinOps Certified

The certification is designed for senior professionals who desire a basic understanding of FinOps and how it’s applied to enhance business value from cloud spend.

Organizations undergoing a public cloud-first strategy or who are in the midst of a public cloud migration will also benefit greatly.

You should consider this course if you are any of the following:

Training and Certification Options

FOCP Certification Exam – $300

An exam can be purchased to attempt the certification through the Linux Foundation. Note: the exam does not include any study materials or guides.

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Self-Paced Online Course – $499

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Instructor Led Live Training – $890

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Curriculum of the training and certification

For an overview of the the general domains and competencies covered by the training and certification exam, see the Linux Foundation’s FinOps certification page. It is based on the open source curriculum which resides on Github.

What level of prerequisite knowledge do I need?

You should understand the basics of how cloud computing works, know the key services on your cloud providers, including their common use cases, and have a basic understanding of billing and pricing models. You should already be able to describe the basic value proposition of running in cloud and understand the core concept of using a pay-as-you-go consumption model.

You’ll also need to have a base level of knowledge of at least one of the three main public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). For AWS, we recommend AWS Business Professional training or, even better, the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification. For Google, check out the Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals course. For Azure, try the Azure Fundamentals learning path. Each can usually be completed in a full day workshop.

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