Behind the scenes

Employee Spotlight: Derek Morgan, Course Author

Ever wonder who the voice behind your videos is?  This month, we interviewed our Course Author, Derek Morgan.  Get to know him a little better:

1. What do you do at Linux Academy?

I have been a Course Author for a little over 6 months. I am responsible for the “Deploying to AWS with Ansible and Terraform” and “AWS Certified Networking Specialty” courses. I am also responsible for several networking-related guides in the community.

2. What did you do before this?

Before Linux Academy, I worked for a Managed Service Provider providing services to high-profile clients. Before that, I worked at a hosting company, providing tier 2 support for Linux and Windows servers.

3. What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy learning new things, running, climbing, biking, and pretty much anything else to stay active. (more…)

Refreshed: OpenStack Foundation’s Certified OpenStack Administrator COA

Our Course Author, Amy Marrich, just refreshed the OpenStack Foundation’s Certified OpenStack Administrator COA course! This new course is based on the latest version of the OpenStack Certification (Newton) and features a couple of more hands-on labs.

In this course, Amy discusses the different OpenStack services that are part of the certification: Dashboard, Identity Service, Image Service, Networking, Compute, Object Storage, Block Storage, and Orchestration.

The OpenStack Foundation has developed the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam which offers a career path based certification for OpenStack professionals. The exam is performance-based and will test the baseline skills of an OpenStack Administrator, a person with at least 6 months of OpenStack experience who provides day-to-day operations and management of an OpenStack cloud. Linux Academy offers an outstanding course that follows the objectives needed for the Certified OpenStack Administrator certification.

If you’re interested in mastering this course, we suggest to have these courses under your belt first:

Get started on your COA with this newly refreshed course and we’ll see you on the other side!