Kubernetes Certifications Help Recent Graduate Stand Out From the Crowd and Quickly Obtain an Engineering Job

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Med Ilyes El Ajroud is a recent graduate of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin in France, having completed a degree studying computer science engineering. Graduating in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, El Ajroud worried about job prospects, even in the hot field of computer science. He wanted to make sure he could stand out from the crowd of recent graduates, and provide verification of his skills.

El Ajroud registered for, and successfully passed, both the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) and Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exams. To prepare for the CKA and CKAD exams, El Ajroud researched a variety of free resources and took an online training course. After getting his results, he posted his verified badges to his LinkedIn profile and just one day later received his first unsolicited call from a recruiter. Within a couple of weeks his LinkedIn views had increased more than 200% and he had heard from 20 different recruiters.