OS110: OpenStack Bootcamp I with Certification 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


Location Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015
Madrid, Spain Mar 17 – Mar 20
Bucharest, Romania Mar 24 – Mar 27
, Japan May 26 – May 29
May 29 – Jun 1
Toronto, Canada Mar 31 – Apr 3
London, UK Mar 31 – Apr 3
Paris, France Apr 21 – Apr 24
Barcelona, Spain May 12 – May 15
Zürich, Switzerland Mar 3 – Mar 6
May 26 – May 29
Munich, Germany Apr 7 – Apr 10

United States

Location Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015
New York, NY Apr 14 – Apr 17
Washington, DC Mar 3 – Mar 6
Apr 28 – May 1
Boston, MA May 19 – May 22
Raleigh, NC Apr 7 – Apr 10
Dallas, TX Apr 21 – Apr 24
Austin, TX Mar 24 – Mar 27
May 5 – May 8
Denver, CO Mar 10 – Mar 13
May 12 – May 15
San Diego, CA May 12 – May 15
Los Angeles, CA Mar 31 – Apr 3
San Jose, CA Mar 24 – Mar 27
Apr 7 – Apr 10
San Francisco, CA Apr 28 – May 1