Certified GitHub Actions

6 December, 2023Virtual

3 days

Learn how to work effectively with GitHub Actions, create workflows to automate the building, testing and deployment of your code as well as all kinds of repetitive administrative tasks. With this GitHub Actions course, you’ll be completely prepared to take the GitHub Actions certification with confidence. 

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3 days


15:00 – 18:00









What will you learn?

Building a software product is more than writing the code. A lot of time is consumed by repetitive manual steps. With GitHub Actions you can automate a multitude of things from Continuous Integration, running your tests automatically, releasing your code to test and production environments. 

With GitHub Actions you will be able to minimize the time spent doing all of these tasks and will automate and professionalize all of your workflows. 

Key takeaways

  1. Understand the key concepts such as Workflow Syntax, secrets Management, Runners to start using GitHub Actions in your environment with confidence. 
  2. Use Actions created by others safely and build and share your own Actions with others in your organizations and the world. 
  3. Get certified; verify your knowledge and skills and take home the official GitHub Actions certification. 


The training consists of a mix of presentation, demos, hands-on labs, plus ample time to engage in Q&A with a GitHub Actions expert. After this training, you will be able to automate your own workflows and create your own custom actions. 

Understand the key elements of a workflow. Triggers, Jobs, Stages, Runners and Permissions. 

Who is it for?

This class if for Developers, Team Leads, DevOps and Automation Engineers who want to leverage GitHub Actions to automate their workflows. 


You will need a user account on GitHub.com  

Basic understanding of DevOps practices and processes (specifically Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery/Deployment)  

Basic knowledge about Git and the GitHub platform  is required.

Why should I do this training?

Improve the developer experience 

With GitHub Actions your team will get better and faster feedback on their work. 

Reduce time spent on manual tasks 

Nobody likes doing time-consuming, repetitive, error-prone manual work. Automate them away. 

Earn your GitHub Actions Certification 

Show off your knowledge and skills with the official GitHub Actions Certification 

Exam and Certification

After completing the GitHub Actions class, you will receive a voucher for your exam. This voucher allows you to schedule the exam with GitHub within 2 months. If you do not pass the exam the first time, there is a 2 week cool-down period before you can take the exam again.  

Register for a GitHub Certification exam 

When you’re prepared and ready to schedule your exam, you can register from any certification details page. During the scheduling process you can choose if you want to take the exam in a local test center or online. Each option has its benefits. Local test centers provide a secure computer environment to take your exam. With an online proctored exam, you can take your exam at almost any time using your own computer, but it requires installation of a secure browser and reliable access to the internet. Please click here for the online proctored system requirements. 

The GitHub Certification program partners with PSI to deliver certification exams in local test centers or online. PSI does not currently offer on-demand tests. Once you are registered, the first appointment offered to you will be a minimum of 24 hours from the time of booking. When you sign up for an exam, you have a 2-month window to schedule. After signing up, PSI will send you a confirmation email. If you fail to schedule within that time frame, PSI will send you a final email reminder. If you miss your scheduling window, please go through the scheduling steps again to reset it. 

Regardless of which mode you choose, you’ll need to meet specific identification requirements. 

What to expect if you take your exam at a local test center 

Local test centers provide a quiet testing environment and a computer that meets the minimum standards. When you schedule an exam at a local test center, you’ll need to arrive at the location 30 minutes ahead of time to get checked in. 

Note: In the event of a cancellation due to inclement weather, power failure, or other emergency, PSI’s candidate services team will contact you to reschedule. 

What else
should I know?

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information. A week before the training, we will ask about any dietary requirements and share relevant literature if you need to prepare.

See you soon!

The GitHub Actions voucher is included in the training price. 

The labs require access to GitHub using a personal account. Create a GitHub account before the class starts. 

Additional practice is available through mslearn. 

Travel and accommodation expenses are not included

A delicious lunch is included on each course day.

Meet the trainers

Jesse Houwing

Meet Jesse Houwing, a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Xebia Academy. He teaches all Scrum.org courses but also Azure courses.

Rob Bos

As an accredited GitHub trainer, Rob teaches the full spectrum of GitHub courses, as well as the official Azure DevOps Expert (AZ-400) track.

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