OS110: OpenStack Bootcamp I with Exam

Course Description

The OS110 bundle includes both the course (OS100) and the certification exam (MCA200). The exam tests candidates' abilitiy to create, configure, and manage private clouds using OpenStack®. The total duration is three and a half days. The first three days will be spent in OpenStack Bootcamp. The exam will run on the 4th day and is completely hands on with an allotted time of three hours.

This OpenStack Bootcamp I course is conducted in a small classroom setting. Students will each be provided with a secure demo/test OpenStack environment for intense, hands-on access. Initially via GUI-based tools (e.g., Horizon) that leverage students’ existing knowledge, then via ssh and command-line interaction. We’ll cover everything: from architecture and component interaction, to configuration, deployment, tuning, operations and troubleshooting. Students will be completely prepared for the real-world challenges faced by OpenStack users.

Day 1 Provides an OpenStack overview and introduction to its architecture. It covers: the project goals and use cases; basic operating and deployment principles; cloud usage patterns, with an OpenStack codebase overview; creating networks/tenants/roles; cloud networking; and OpenStack tuning and troubleshooting.

Day 2 Review of cloud storage, and moves into OpenStack Networking. It covers: practice of OpenStack operation on multiple nodes; Swift Object Storage use cases, architecture, capabilities, configuration, security and deployment; advanced topics in deployment and production operations workshop; comparison of VMware with OpenStack; and a look ahead to the OpenStack roadmap.

Day 3 Review of Heat and Ceiliometer and moves into a comprehensive review of OpenStack. It covers: Metering and Orchestration labs and a comprehensive hands on review that helps students prepare for OpenStack Certification.

Day 4 OpenStack Administrator Certification - Professional Level exam(MCA200). This exam is completely hands-on and will run for three hours. The class will prepare students for the exam.

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Course Details

  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Price: $ 3195.00 USD


  • Basic Linux command line
  • Virtualization concepts
  • Networking concepts

Target Audience

  • Systems Administrators
  • Technical IT Professionals

Lab Requirements

  • Laptop with Wifi Card
  • Firefox or Chrome
  • SSH and SCP Software


The OpenStack Bootcamp I course covers the critical skills needed to operate an OpenStack cluster. Upon completing this course, students will be able to :

  • Describe the architecture of an OpenStack Cloud deployment
  • Define the key features of OpenStack
  • Identify suitable use-cases for OpenStack
  • Implement and use Image, Identity, and Dashboard services
  • Create and manage images and instances
  • Create and manage roles, users and quotas
  • Find additional OpenStack help and support resources
  • Use the CLI and Dashboard
  • Create and manage roles, permissions, and ACLs


  • Course Introduction
  • OpenStack Overview and Architecture
  • OpenStack Networking deep dive
  • OpenStack Swift Architecture
  • Break and Fix Troubleshooting session
  • Multi-node
  • Ceilometer Overview and Architecture
  • Heat Overview and Architecture
  • Comprehensive Review
  • OpenStack Administrator Certification Exam (MCA200)

Upcoming Classes

United States

Location Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Denver, CO Mar 10 – Mar 13
New York, NY Apr 14 – Apr 17
Washington, DC Mar 3 – Mar 6
Boston, MA Feb 3 – Feb 6
Mar 24 – Mar 27
Raleigh, NC Feb 17 – Feb 20
Apr 7 – Apr 10
Atlanta, GA Feb 17 – Feb 20
Dallas, TX Feb 24 – Feb 27
Apr 21 – Apr 24
Austin, TX Mar 24 – Mar 27
Seattle, WA Mar 17 – Mar 20
San Jose, CA Feb 10 – Feb 13
Feb 24 – Feb 27
Mar 24 – Mar 27
San Francisco, CA Feb 3 – Feb 6


Location Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Madrid, Spain Mar 17 – Mar 20
Bucharest, Romania Mar 24 – Mar 27
Toronto, Canada Mar 31 – Apr 3
London, UK Feb 10 – Feb 13
Zürich, Switzerland Mar 3 – Mar 6
Munich, Germany Apr 7 – Apr 10

  • OpenStack Training in Munich
    October 7-10, Munich, Germany

  • OpenStack Training in Paris
    October 29-31, Paris, France


  • Having gone through rigorous certifications, I find the MCA-100 exam to be of the highest quality. The test reflects accurately the content covered during the 3-day bootcamp. Most importantly in my opinion, is that the technological independence that Mirantis professes is accurately reflected in the exam. Highly recommended.

    Ramiro Salas Global Technology Specialist, OpenStack

  • Just spent the last three days training with [Mirantis instructor] Polina Petriuk. Her class was--by far--the best training class I've taken in a long, long, time.

    Joshua Feldman Director, Data Center

  • I would highly recommend Mirantis OpenStack training. The technical depth was excellent. Processes of authorization with tokens, databases, RabbitMQ and others were explained very well. Troubleshooting was explained very thoroughly and well structured. Every participant had a dedicated OpenStack cluster for practical work. The real life implementation with HA and other considerations was discussed.

    Alexander Low Deutsche Borse Cloud Exchange AG, Germany

  • The most useful part of participating in OpenStack BootCamp was its combination of theory and practice, networking module and dedicated attention by instructor. With Mirantis extensive experience and guidance I learned about OpenStack functionality and use of Devstack for development which was exactly what I needed.

    Miguel Lavalle OpenStack Developer

  • Great program that guides you through OpenStack architecture and highlights its capabilities and limitations.

    Russ McElroy Manager – Storage Engineering

  • Technical overview, quantum networking and flow work for virtual machine creation made this class helpful for beginners as well as more advanced users.

    Ahmed Al-Mehdi Sr. Software Engineer

  • The boot camp proved to be a great hands-on conceptual overview supported by knowledgeable instructors and presented at a comfortable pace.

    Berry Weber CTO

  • This was a great experience even for someone just starting to learn OpenStack. The instructors were able to break down a complex concept into understandable steps and engaging examples.

    Joseph Williamson OpenStack Cloud Network Engineer – Sr Adviser

  • The class did a great job at explaining Quantum and Folsom changes, deployment and use cases. Lectures were perfectly mapped to labs

    Jeffrey Rametta Solutions Engineer

  • If you need a 2-day intensive introduction into the operation of OpenStack, this course is for you. In this program you will learn the limitations and capabilities of the various pieces that make up the system with focus on using both GUI and CLL. The variety of hands-on exercises as well as pointing out strengths and weaknesses of the system proved extremely useful.

    David Kensiski Director of Technical Infrastructure

  • I attended Mirantis’ OpenStack training program seeking a better understanding of the OpenStack software architecture and operations practices. The program far surpassed my expectations and I consider it an excellent introduction to OpenStack. It's a quick jumpstart to the entire product.

    Bernard Golden VP, enStratus

  • For me, the most useful part of attending this Boot Camp was seeing and interacting with the software. Putting hands on the system, talking to someone who had used it in production, and getting a better deep-dive than the manual/documentation at the process level were key benefits. I'd encourage people to take the class to get up to speed quickly.

    Pat Holben CTO

  • The most useful part of this Boot Camp was getting a good understanding of the architecture, and meeting participants from other companies working on OpenStack. It helped me understand the status of the OpenStack Project in terms of how it can help our mutual customers today, and in the future.

    Don Vosburg Technology specialist