Here's How to Sharpen Your OpenStack Cloud Skills

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 20, 2013

Demand for workers with open source cloud computing skills has been steadily rising this year, and The OpenStack Foundation is reporting that demand for professionals with OpenStack cloud skills is really picking up pace. Earlier this week, I covered The OpenStack Foundation's announcement that it has launched a new Training Marketplace designed to make it easier to discover training courses offered by providers in the OpenStack community. 

Since then, Rackspace has announced its first on-demand e-learning training course and a number of new classroom course focused on OpenStack. And, a very exhaustive new roundup of resources for OpenStack learning is now online.

Aptira, hastexo, The Linux Foundation, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Piston, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and SwiftStack are the first companies to have courses available in the new OpenStack Foundation Training Marketplace.  It looks like this will be one of the first places to check if you want to pick up OpenStack skills.

“We are thrilled with the momentum that the Rackspace Training for OpenStack program has had over the past year, and we are proud to expand the scope of the program and provide individuals with the necessary skills to secure OpenStack related jobs," said Tony Campbell, director of training and certification for OpenStack at Rackspace, in announcing its first new on-demand e-learning OpenStack course. 

The announcement added:

"Customers will soon have the flexibility to learn how to use and deploy an OpenStack-powered cloud in a self-paced environment with the new on demand e-learning version of the Rackspace Training for OpenStack course, OpenStack Fundamentals.  This new offer is now open for pre-registration and will be generally available to the public in October."

Meanwhile, Silicon Angle has produced an extremely exhaustive roundup of online and offline resources for learning OpenStack skills. It includes discussion of OpenStack bootcamps from MorphLabs and Mirantis, Red Hat OpenStack training, Piston training, and more.