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Are you a developer who wants to contribute to open source projects in the financial industry? Do you want to demonstrate your skills and knowledge of open source best practices, licensing, ethics, and regulation? If so, you might be interested in the FINOS Financial Services Certified Open Source Developer (FSOSD) certification.
The FSOSD certification is a new credential offered by the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) and the Linux Foundation Training and Certification. It is designed for software engineers, open source developers, DevOps engineers, FinOps practitioners, or information security teams working in financial institutions, fintech, or technology vendors and consultants operating in the financial industry.
The FSOSD certification exam covers the following domains and competencies:
- Ethics and Behavior
- Open Source Licensing
- Consuming Open Source
- Contributing to Open Source
- Regulatory Impact on Open Source
- And more!
A certified FSOSD will have demonstrated a firm conceptual understanding of how open source contribution should occur within the finance industry. They will also have the practical skills to use open source tools and platforms, such as GitHub, GitLab, and FINOS projects.
The good news is that the FSOSD certification exam is currently in beta, which means you can take it at a discounted price (free of charge!) and help shape the future of the certification. The beta exam is an online, proctored, multiple-choice exam with 60 questions. You will have 90 minutes to complete it. The beta exam is available until January 4, 2024, or until all seats are filled.
To register for the beta exam, you need to use a special code that will give you an 80% discount on the exam fee. To get your code, please do reach out to Rob Moffat. You can use this code on the exam registration page. Hurry up, because the code is valid for a limited number of seats and they might fill up quickly.
If you successfully pass the beta exam, you will receive your FSOSD certification and free t-shirt from the Linux Foundation. You will also be among the first to join the elite group of certified open source developers in the financial industry – and spare the 250$ cost of taking the exam normally.
To prepare for the beta exam, you should review the exam details and the skills outline. You should also have hands-on experience with open source projects in the financial industry. You can find some learning resources on the FINOS website and you can also check out the FINOS Open Source Readiness program for more guidance and support.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get certified as a FINOS Financial Services Open Source Developer. Register for the beta exam today and show the world your open source skills and knowledge. Good luck!