OpenStack Bootcamp + Certification (OS110)

Course Description

The OS110 bundle includes both the course (OS100) and the certification exam (MCA200). The total duration is three and a half days. The first three days will be spent in OpenStack Bootcamp I, the exam will run on the 4th day.

This course and exam bundle is for IT operations, Network Admins, Security or Storage architects responsible for design, and/or indirect support and operation of an OpenStack installation. The course provides participants with a detailed understanding of steps necessary to operate an OpenStack environment. The lecture covers architecture, best practices, provisioning workflow, component interaction, and is the best preparation for the real-world challenges faced by OpenStack experts. The course is broken up in to three sections: lectures, labs, and hands-on certification.

The lectures provide OpenStack Overview and Architecture, Openstack Networking, Cloud Storage using Swift, Metering with Ceiliometer, Orchestration using Heat templates, and a look ahead to the OpenStack roadmap.

The labs provide hands-on experience on an all in one OpenStack Environment. Students will be given opportunities to use and administer OpenStack using horizon and command line. Over the course of 12+ lab modules, students will get to practice and engage with all core components of OpenStack. The labs conclude with a comprehensive review to solidify the hands-on skills that are required to operate an OpenStack environment.

The certification exam tests candidates' ability to create, configure, and manage private clouds using OpenStack. The exam will run on the 4th day and is completely hands-on with an allotted time of three hours. The course will prepare students for the certification exam.

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 Environment
  • 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
  • Ceilometer Overview and Architecture
  • Heat Overview and Architecture
  • Comprehensive Review
  • OpenStack Administrator Certification Exam (MCA200)

Upcoming Classes

United States

Location Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015
Washington, DC Apr 28 – May 1
Jun 23 – Jun 26
Boston, MA May 19 – May 22
Raleigh, NC Jun 2 – Jun 5
Atlanta, GA Jun 9 – Jun 12
Dallas, TX Jun 9 – Jun 12
Austin, TX May 5 – May 8
Denver, CO May 12 – May 15
Jul 7 – Jul 10
Phoenix, AZ May 19 – May 22
Seattle, WA May 5 – May 8
Jul 7 – Jul 10
Los Angeles, CA May 26 – May 29
San Jose, CA May 5 – May 8
May 19 – May 22


Location Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015
Toronto, Canada Jun 16 – Jun 19
London, United Kingdom May 26 – May 29
London, UK Jul 21 – Jul 24
Barcelona, Spain May 12 – May 15
Zürich, Switzerland May 26 – May 29
Prague, Czech Republic Jun 2 – Jun 5
Prague, Czech Republic Jun 2 – Jun 5
Tokyo, Japan May 26 – May 29