Red Hat Launches New OpenStack Training, Certification Offerings

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 21, 2015

Red Hat has carved out a strong reputation for its profitable Linux-focused strategy and the top-notch support it provides for enterprise customers, but there is no question that the company is betting on future growth in the cloud computing space. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is positioned to serve as the foundation for OpenStack-powered cloud deployments. Today Red Hat announced two new service offerings from its Training and Certification unit focused on improving IT professionals’ skills and expertise in Red Hat-distributed OpenStack clouds.

As we've covered before, Red Hat has helped hundreds of organizations develop the skills and knowledge to install, configure, manage, and build OpenStack clouds. Today, there are thousands of Red Hat Certified System Administrators (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack across more than 40 countries worldwide, and Red Hat would like that number to grow. 

The two new service offerings include an IT engineer-level OpenStack certification, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) in Red Hat OpenStack, and accompanying exam, Red Hat Certified Engineer in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX310) as well as an IT engineer-level course, Red Hat OpenStack Administration III (CL310).

The RHCE in Red Hat OpenStack certification includes:

- Earned by passing the hands-on, performance-based EX310 exam and the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210).

- Demonstrates an IT professional’s ability to integrate Red Hat Ceph Storage with OpenStack key services and utilize OpenStack Neutron networking's advanced features.

- Available around the world in a classroom setting or via Individual Exam Sessions.

Red Hat OpenStack Administration III(CL310) is a follow-on course to the popular Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210), which covers content for both OpenStack Administration I and II. CL310 is a four-day, lab intensive course.

The new OpenStack Administration III course will be offered in traditional classroom, virtual classroom, and self-paced training via Red Hat Online Learning.

Steadily, Red Hat has constructed its training offerings so that students can participate in them remotely.

n addition to the engineer-level offerings, Red Hat also introduced a Red Hat OpenStack Technical Overview (CL010) course. This free, 2-hour, online and on-demand course features a series of short videos to help customers better understand the technical basics of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. It also can be used as a preparatory course for CL210. The course is available for registration through Red Hat’s website. 

Pete Hnath, director of curriculum at Red Hat said:

“As our customers move through the product lifecycle from proof of concept to production they need a rigorous, hands-on, globally available curriculum to enable their OpenStack administrators to be successful. The new Red Hat OpenStack Administration III course extends proofs of concept by teaching administrators how to integrate Red Hat Ceph Storage with the key services of OpenStack and provide students with a more advanced understanding of Neutron networking.”