Why COA exam is being retired?

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 15:09:04 UTC 2019

On 01/25/2019 09:09 AM, Erik McCormick wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 8:58 AM Jay Bryant <jungleboyj at gmail.com 
> <mailto:jungleboyj at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Alexandros,
>     I got this question from someone else the other day and reached out
>     to the Foundation for answers.
>     The response I got was that they had been providing this to support
>     the community in the past but no longer felt it was necessary as
>     other companies in the community had started their own offerings. 
>     So, they were choosing to remove their COA exam given that there
>     were now good alternatives available.
> That's sad. I really appreciated having a non-vendory, ubiased, 
> community-driven option.


> If a vendor folds or moves on from Openstack, 
> your certification becomes worthless. Presumably, so long as there is 
> Openstack, there will be the foundation at its core. I hope they might 
> reconsider.



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