The Linux Foundation and edX Roll Out a Free OpenStack Course

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 26, 2016

The market for OpenStack training continues to surge, and training is now offered by vendors such as Mirantis and independent organizations such as The Linux Foundation. Overall training for OpenStack surged last year. According to the OpenStack Foundation, since the launch of the OpenStack marketplace in September 2013, training offerings grew from 17 unique courses in eight cities to 119 courses in 99 cities.

In our regular roundups of OpenStack certification and training programs, The Linux Foundation has figured prominently. Now, with OpenStack growing at an unprecedented rate, with over 65 percent of OpenStack deployments now in production, The Linux Foundation is collaborating with edX to offer an online course titled, LFS152x. The comprehensive course includes seven chapters, and a quiz at the end of each chapter. There is a required final exam, but here is the great news: the complete course is available at no cost. Students can obtain a certificate of completion for $99.

The Introduction to OpenStack course is described as follows on the edX site:

OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate, with over 65% of OpenStack deployments now in production - a number which continues to rise. The demand for individuals who have experience managing this cloud platform is also accelerating. According to the Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice, 51% of hiring managers say experience with OpenStack and other cloud technologies are driving open source hiring decisions. Now is the time to build an exciting and rewarding career managing OpenStack clouds.

This introductory course is taught by cloud experts from The Linux Foundation, which also delivers the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam. As host to some of the world's leading open source cloud projects, The Linux Foundation provides training and networking opportunities to help you advance your career.

This course is perfect for IT professionals seeking a high-level overview of OpenStack, and who want to find out if OpenStack is the right solution to meet the IT needs of their organization.

Of course, we’ve covered a number of other options for OpenStack training. You can learn more about what Mirantis offers at:
 Meanwhile, as part of its efforts to grow the OpenStack talent pool and global community, the OpenStackFoundation has announced a new professional certification program that is meant to provide a baseline assessment of knowledge and be accessible to OpenStack professionals around the world.
The Certified OpenStack Administrator is a professional typically with at least six months OpenStack experience and has the skills required to provide day-to-day operation and management of an OpenStack cloud, according to the Foundation.

There is more at the website: