OpenStack Launches Certification Program

The OpenStack Foundation, which brings together many actors around the open source IaaS software suite, today announced its intention to propose an OpenStack director certification program in partnership with the Linux Foundation. At its annual conference, which is taking place in Tokyo, the director of the OpenStack Foundation reversed earlier proposed training initiatives by OpenStack, particularly through the portal OpenStack marketplace that lists the training provided by the main partners of the project.

This success, according to Jonathan Bryce, but the foundation does not intend to stop there: OpenStack suffers from a skilled labor deficit, which has weighed on the actual deployment costs private cloud-based platform, like revealed the a study published earlier this year.

 the price is unknown

The certification offering, expected in the second half of 2016, will offer an online test validating skills and a score of training provided by different agencies to achieve this certification. It was set up in partnership with a dozen project partners companies such as Canonical, Cisco, Mirantis or Suse.

This course aims to cover the necessary foundation to deploy and administer an OpenStack environment. As reported, Jonathan Bryce took the opportunity to suggest that if this formation remained limited for now, the idea to offer other certifications for different profiles such as developers was not to exclude.

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