The Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam Details

The Certified OpenStack Administrator exam is the only professional certification offered by the Open Infrastructure Foundation. It was written for OpenStack professionals with at least six months of experience managing an OpenStack cloud environment.

  • Exam Code: COA
  • Delivery Method: Online Delivery
  • Duration: 3 Hours

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System Requirements

Exams are delivered online and closely monitored by proctors via webcam, audio, and remote screen viewing. Candidates must provide their own front-end hardware to take exams, including a computer with:

  • Chrome or Chromium Browser
  • Latest Zoom Desktop Client
  • Reliable Internet Access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
For a full list of exam requirements please review the CNCF FAQ.


Earning the Certified OpenStack Administrator Certification (COA) gives you:

  • Recognition in the industry
  • Increased customer confidence
  • Proof of knowledge and skills
  • Certification verification for employers and customers
  • New career opportunities

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