Linux Foundation Announces Self-Paced OpenStack Admin Course With Labs on Demand.
Clyde Seepersad, Linux Foundation General Manager for training and certification, joins Telecom Careers Insider host, Jeff Mucci, for a detailed discussion on the growing demand for qualified OpenStack system administrators. Programs include overview of recently announced Openstack Admin training and certification class offered by the Linux Foundation.
With mobile operators, cable companies and traditional telephone companies aggressively towards software defined networks and network function virtualization, network engineers have an opportunity to lead transition; however, they will need to learn new skill sets and embrace open source technology
The course is based on the existing LFS520 - Essentials of OpenStack Administration course, but offers the learning material in an online, self-paced format, reducing costs and increasing accessibility for students. In particular, students benefit from having access to a unique ‘labs on demand’ environment, which enables them to work on live OpenStack systems that are provisioned (and can be reset) on demand. The new course is available for registration now at $499, a $200 savings off the regular price of $699. The Certified OpenStack Administrator exam, which will be available in Q2 2016, will be offered as a standalone exam, or bundled with the course.
“We have built training and certification programs that we believe provide the most credible, provable skills for open source technologists and managers,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “The self-paced OpenStack admin course will advance a key area of technology innovation by equipping the IT workforce with the right skills at the right pace at the right time.”