Practical DevSecOps CDP exam: heart attack moment

2021-02-28 20:44:00

An erase git repository

Let me tell you! When you're 11.5 hours into a 12 hour exam, this is NOT a screen you want to see on your main Gitlab that holds all your exam code. ( O_o)

Thank ${Deity} I cloned it all to my local system.

To clarify that a little bit: the CDP exam I took today is a practical exam where you spend twelve hours hacking, testing and building code that manages an application infrastructure. The whole exam, like the labs during class, are "in the cloud" run by Practical DevSecOps

Around 1700, while trying to deploy a Docker container or two, my Gitlab runner became unresponsive and my Docker daemon died. Then the app webserver died. And then other students started piping up in chat that their labs were stuck.

Finally, around 1730 my Gitlab server (which holds all my exam code) was reprovisioned. That is: erased, rebuilt, re-installed. My work for the past eleven hours was gone. 

So as I said: thank ${Deity} I had cloned my git repositores to my local machine. tags: , ,

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