Certificates bundle skill usefully together and structure examinations.


The online examinations to gain the HPC certificates will be multiple-choice tests. For each competence and level, a pool of questions will be developed, of which a subset is selected for each individual examination. Once the test is completed, the system will automatically assess the results and create a PDF with the certificate. At the beginning, we will manually approve the test results.


We are currently working on the classification of the HPC competences and have initially identified four major topics for the HPC Certification Program as “HPC Knowledge”, “Use of the HPC Environment”, “Performance Engineering”, and “Software Engineering”.

The top levels of the current skill tree are shown here:

Skill tree

An interactive map of the skill tree is available here.