How Can You Contribute to OpenStack? Let Me Count the Ways…

If you’re into OpenStack, you’re probably very well aware that our community is supported by thousands of individual contributors from all over the world, who volunteer their time writing and reviewing code. Now that you know how to get certified, the natural progression – not only to increase attractiveness to recruiters but also create relationships with other ‘Stackers – is to get involved with a project or 20. (more…)

Which OpenStack course is right for you?

What OpenStack Certification Should You Get?

So you’ve realized you might want to get certified in OpenStack, but you’re not sure what the benefits might be or even which one you should take. Looking at the Linux Academy website, you know there are several certification courses you can choose from, but how do you know which one is right for you?

Each exam makes several different assumptions whether it’s job role within the company, how much experience you have, or even what operating system you work with. So let’s break it down: (more…)

Happy Birthday, OpenStack!

Happy 7th birthday, OpenStack!

Happy 7th birthday, OpenStack!

OpenStack officially celebrated it’s 7th anniversary on July 19, 2017! OpenStack is a robust, diverse, and community-driven powerhouse that supports everything from Database management (Trove) to DNS (Designate) to containers (Magnum), and more. Originating as a collaboration between Rackspace and NASA, in the past seven years, OpenStack has since fostered an open and supportive community, had fifteen major releases and has accepted over 244,438 changes made by nearly 7,000 contributors. According to the last OpenStack User Survey, OpenStack is being used in production for both public and private cloud infrastructure in industries ranging from retail to government and defense; the number of OpenStack deployments has grown by 44% this past year, alone!

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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!

Linux Academy: Community Edition

Announcing: Free Community Membership

We’re pleased to announce today that the Community Edition of Linux Academy is now available for free! For no charge, you can access select courses and Live! Labs, student flash cards, your profile and certificates, and the vibrant and engaging Linux Academy community of experts.

“Linux Academy is dedicated to helping change the lives of others through education and training. We decided to make our community open to everyone because we want to reduce the barrier to learning and be a one-stop solution for everything a person might need to train on open source and cloud technologies.” – Anthony James, CEO

The following courses are available to free community members:

For more details, please see the full press release. 

 

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Linux Academy is growing, and we want you to grow with us! We are a tight-knit team that’s open, collaborative and, above all, puts the student first. If you think you’re a good fit, check out LinuxAcademy.com/careers. We’re hiring for the following positions:

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