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COA exam: proven certification or fraud

asked 2016-09-06 06:44:14 -0500

Vadim gravatar image

Has anybody successfully taken COA exam and received the result? I have paid $300 and taken this exam 3 weeks (!!!) ago and still haven't received the result. At COA handbook it is written the result will be provided in 75 hours, but I have received nothing for 3 weeks and their support doesn't even answer my emails. I don't know where to write else. I found the guy who has the same problem at this forum , but I know nobody who passed the exam. So if you have the same problem or on the other hand passed COA please add your comments.

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Hi, I took the exam at Austin summit and have no problem with the certificate, it was a little late but the result was given in the expected time. Check @jimmy-l's answer.

Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2016-09-07 16:07:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-09-12 14:10:42 -0500

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updated 2016-09-12 14:15:51 -0500

Just wanted to follow up on this and note that a fix has been put in place for the exam and all affected users notified and provided with a resolution. Again, our apologies for the delay in getting some grades out. Thank you for your patience!

Thank you,

Jimmy McArthur

OpenStack Foundation

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answered 2016-09-07 12:37:24 -0500

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updated 2016-09-12 14:15:35 -0500

On behalf of the Foundation, we’d like to extend our deepest apologies that this has been your experience with the COA exam. The certification is offered by the OpenStack Foundation and administered by the Linux Foundation and other service providers, and we are learning there is a breakdown in the communication process among the different organizations. We take full responsibility and are working to solve this immediately. We will get in touch with you directly regarding your score and status ASAP. To get in touch with the OpenStack Foundation staff for any additional questions, please follow up at

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answered 2016-09-15 22:25:41 -0500

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Problem with providing results was solved. Thank you to Jimmy and the whoke openstack team

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