Rackpace's Open Cloud Academy Offers OpenStack Certification
For months now, data from recruitment organizations has shown that skills with the OpenStack cloud computing platform commands power in the job market. Rackspace Hosting, which has been focused on OpenStack-based cloud computing, has announced a number of training initiatives. For example, the company has announced a strategic agreement with Hortonworks, which provides Apache Hadoop development, support and training, to empower customers with an enterprise-ready Hadoop platform targeted to be easy to use in the cloud.
But Rackspace is taking its focus on OpenStack training much further. It has announced a pilot tes of its Open Cloud Academy, which provides students with complete OpenStack skills and includes certification. This could be something for job seekers to look into.
Rackspace will not only offer certification for students involved with the Open Cloud Academy but it is forming partnerships with employers and organizations who can provide trainees. For example, the company has received a $2.5 million training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to train workers on OpenStack.
You can receive email updates with news about Open Cloud Academy developments by providing an email address at the bottom of this page. In addition to being of interest to job seekers, Rackspace's training could make a big difference for the many IT professionals who are being asked to reach into their hats and suddenly pull out OpenStack skills.
Along those same lines, there is a new free book you can download called the OpenStack Operations Guide. You can find the download here.