Mirantis trainings are designed for cloud administrators, Linux system administrators, and any IT professional responsible for the management, maintenance, or support of a cloud.
The course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of all of the steps necessary to operate an OpenStack cluster. This course includes configuration architecture, best practice and component interaction and is the best preparation for the real-world challenges OpenStack administrators face.
With an extensive training syllabus that covers the installation and verification of a wide array of OpenStack projects, including Keystone, Glance, and Neutron, the OS200 is the perfect follow-up course for Mirantis students who have completed the OpenStack Bootcamp (OS100). By the end of this 3-day course, attendees will have gained the skills needed to manually deploy, administer and troubleshoot an OpenStack environment.
All Mirantis instructors have extensive experience as OpenStack Engineers. By combining their real-world technical experience, with their advanced teaching skills, our instructors can ensure a comprehensive and complete training experience for our students.
Our trainings are purely based on the 100% open-source OpenStack version (currently: Liberty release), with no vendor specificity and/or proprietary implementations.
At this time, all courses and materials are only available in English.
After completing the course, all students will receive a certificate of attendance. Students interested in getting certified on OpenStack can also register for the Mirantis OpenStack Administrator certification exam.

OS50 is an abbreviated version of OS100. This course only covers an introduction to OpenStack. Students will learn about the architecture overview of OpenStack and be taken through the operation of common tasks in OpenStack using the OpenStack Dashboard.

OS100 deals with operating and administering pre-existing OpenStack environments. Students will learn about the core components of OpenStack. Using both UI and CLI, students will create instances, networks, volumes, ssh keys, projects, users, etc.

OS200 follows up and leverages what students learned in OS100. Students will be taken through manual deployment of OpenStack and learn how services are configured. In addition, OS200 covers how OpenStack is used in production and the best practices for deployment, troubleshooting, and performance.

OS250 combines the OS100 and OS200 bootcamps at rapid pace and includes the OCM100 Mirantis OpenStack Administrator Certification Exam on the fifth day.

OS300 teaches students how to deploy a highly available production grade OpenStack cloud. Students are provided with an overview of most common OpenStack HA architectures, details of Fuel, Neutron, and Ceph.

Students interested in getting certified on OpenStack can also register for the Mirantis OpenStack Administrator certification exam.
The OpenStack Bootcamp (OS100) , OpenStack Bootcamp II (OS200) , and OpenStack Bootcamp III (OS300) are 3-days long, (9:00am – 5:00pm each day). We also offer bundles that include both the course and the certification exam. OpenStack Bootcamp I + Exam (OS110) includes the OpenStack Bootcamp (OS100) and the OpenStack Administrator Certification – Professional Level Exam (OCM100). The OpenStack Accelerated Bootcamp + Exam (OS250) includes material covered in OpenStack Bootcamp I (OS100) and OpenStack Bootcamp II (OS200) and the OpenStack Administrator Certification – Professional Level Exam (OCM100).

Your registration fee covers the entire OpenStack training session, all necessary training materials, and a dedicated VM (students will be required to SSH into it).

Hotel accommodations and transportation are not included. It is the responsibility of each student to make their own travel and lodging arrangements. A daily lunch and refreshments are also not included.

Students have the option to pay by credit card when registering for their class online.

Invoicing options are also made available during the online checkout process.

Students will receive an email confirming their payment. After completing the course, they will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Class itemization is available upon request.

The policies below apply to all Mirantis training programs.

Cancellation by Student

Cancellations must be received at least 10 business days prior to the start of class to be eligible for a refund. Alternatively, your registration can be transferred to another class if the request is received at least 10 business days prior to the start of class. In the event of non-attendance or failure to reschedule per the above policy, any fees paid for classes are forfeited.

Cancellation by Mirantis

We review enrollments at least one week prior to the class start date. In the case of low enrollment, however, classes may be cancelled or rescheduled anytime at our discretion. Mirantis is not responsible for non-refundable travel or other expenses incurred by the student. Please contact training@mirantis.com for more information.

Cancellation of OCM50 Exams

Cancellations must be received within 10 business days after you receive access to an exam, you can cancel your exam as long as you are within the 10 business days period and have not yet started your exam. If you are within your 10 business days period and you have already started your exam you forfeit the opportunity for cancellation.

Coupon Code Policy

Coupon codes MUST be entered at the time of purchase. Please contact training@mirantis.com if you need assistance with a coupon code before completing the transaction. Adjustments will not be made after the purchase is complete.

The material tested in both the OCM50 & OCM100 exam is covered in our OpenStack Bootcamp I. The OCM50 is a multiple-choice written examination, ideal for measuring an individual’s level of knowledge surround OpenStack environments, theory, best practices, and troubleshooting. The OCM100 is a performance based hands-on exam, perfect for measuring an individual’s proficiency in creating, configuring and managing OpenStack environments.
Mirantis OCM50 certification is proctored online, so you can take the exam anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you.
The OCM100 exam can be purchased in a bundle along with our OS100 course, click here for more details.
No, we have no limit on the number of times you can take OpenStack certification exams.
Candidates who miss their scheduled exam appointment will forfeit the exam fee and are not eligible for a refund. You may schedule to take a new exam.
For a list of up to date resources that can be used to study for the OCM50/OCM100 exam please go to training.mirantis.com/openstack-exam-resources
For more information about Mirantis Certification Program, go to training.mirantis.com/certification
Due to the confidential nature of these exams, we are unable to disclose any specifics regarding grades aside from a candidate’s total score and their pass/fail results. Releasing specific details regarding grading and point distribution could degrade the integrity and real world value that the exam achieves.
Your results will usually arrive within 24 hours, but in some situations it may take up to 7 business days.

Yes, Mirantis is part of both the Item Writing and the Job Task Analysis committees that were formed by the OpenStack foundation to develop the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA).

  • As an Item Writing committee member, Mirantis’ contribution includes (but is not limited to) the creation and approval of exam items, participation in beta testing, and exam refinement to meet psychometric requirements.
  • For the Job Task Analysis committee, Mirantis utilized its training and certification expertise to ensure that the new certification clearly defines the skills and capabilities of a Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA).

Mirantis currently offers two certification exams:

Comparing the OCM50 and COA is like comparing apple and oranges in terms of what is being tested. OCM50 is testing your knowledge of how to operate an OpenStack environment while COA and OCM100 are testing your ability to actually do it.

Therefore, it only makes sense to compare COA and OCM100.

  • The COA exam is a hands-on exam that requires candidate to perform various operations on an existing OpenStack Project with an environment that includes provisioned project, networks, and vm.
  • On the other hand, the OCM100 exam takes a start-from-scratch approach. Students begin with a nearly empty environment and must go through the initial configuration of users, tenants, quotas, images, networks etc. We strongly believe this approach represents what OpenStack Certified individuals need to do be able to do in real life situations.

You can ask questions and find some additional information for comparison here .

If you are already certified with OCM100, we don’t believe you need another OpenStack certification unless it’s requested by your employer.

We believe that our certification exam proves professional competency in OpenStack. Since 2013, over 3,000 professionals have gotten certified for OpenStack by Mirantis. In addition, we have created a platform for those looking for OpenStack professionals to verify Mirantis’ industry-recognized certificates .

Yes, our industry recognized OpenStack Bootcamp courses provide a detailed coverage of all of the steps needed to deploy and operate OpenStack. In our experience, besides training, practical and real-world experience is the best preparation for any certification exam.
There is no affiliation between Mirantis Training and Linux Academy. The subscription content offered by Linux Academy uses the OCM50 name without Mirantis’ permission or consent. We cannot say whether or not their training services provide an adequate structure or materials that will aide students in passing the OCM50 certification exam.

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam was created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in collaboration with the Linux Foundation to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem. The CKA is a completely performance-based hands-on examination that tests students on their knowledge of Kubernetes Administration.

The CKA has an expected duration of 180 to 240 minutes with the a maximum duration of 240 minutes. The exam costs $300 for the first attempt and comes with a single free retake. Learn more about the CKA directly on the CNCF site here.

As a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider, Mirantis offers a bundle with our KD200 for the CKA which will save you $50 off the total exam price ($300). If you’d like to bundle the exam with our class, please email us at training@mirantis.com after you’ve purchased your KD200 seat.

The KCM100 and CKA are both performance-based and proctored exams. The CKA is available in an online only format, while the KCM100 is offered in both, giving students the choice of an online or classroom format based on their preferences. The KCM100 tests basic administration and application development for Kubernetes and Docker, while the CKA has a more advanced question pool that is solely focused on Kubernetes administration. Both exams require candidates to perform various operations on a preprovisioned environment that with a project and a vm.

Our Kubernetes Bootcamp I (KD100) prepares students for the KCM100 exam, while the advanced Kubernetes Bootcamp II (KD200) is specially designed to prepare for the CKA exam.

  KCM100 CKA
Provider Mirantis Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Vendor agnostic yes yes
Development OpenStack community contributors Mirantis product development and training curriculum team
Difficulty Level Beginner Intermediate
Technology Kubernetes & Docker Kubernetes
Question Types 30 performance-based tasks 30 performance-based tasks
Duration 180 min 240 min
Format and Availability Proctored, online and classroom Proctored, online
Recommended Mirantis Training Kubernetes Bootcamp (KD100)
(free KCM100 exam included)
Kubernetes Bootcamp II (KD200)
(CKA exam available at a discounted rate)
Mirantis onsite training can be arranged in any country worldwide.
While onsite class sizes can vary, the ideal group size for a private training course is 5-15 students.
Pricing will vary based on training needs. Visit our private training request page to request pricing details.

Each student will be required to have access to their own laptop. Supported configurations must include:

  • Disabling blocked ports or corporate firewalls (Usually just turning off the native Windows or 3rd party firewall will work)
  • Wifi Adapter (b/g/n) to join our local WiFi network hosting the lab virtual machines
  • Web Browser – Chrome or Firefox is suitable
  • SSH Client: for Windows, an SSH client such as putty or Cygwin; OSX and Linux have native SSH clients
At this time all courses and materials will be in English only. Translators can be provided upon request for additional fee.
No. Virtual trainings are content copyrighted by Mirantis. Recordings or reuse of the class sessions cannot be made without prior consent from Mirantis.
If there is an outage or another problem on our side of the connection, we will reschedule you to a future class of your choice for free. Mirantis will not be held responsible for missed classes that are due to students’ personal reasons. You are responsible for ensuring that your internet connection and computer are functional and complies with the minimum software and bandwidth requirements.
You will only receive soft-copy versions of our materials in PDF form.
You can find the online virtual training requirements here.
The virtual training is led by the same Mirantis instructors that run our classroom trainings. You will get the same industry-respected content and hands-on labs as our corresponding classroom-based courses.
No, only one person can log in for each url that is sent out in your registration email. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class, and anyone found attending the class that is not registered will be removed.
We provide online OpenStack training resources on our resources page. There you can find materials that serve as a fantastic introduction to the core concepts of OpenStack. Through the resources pages, learn how to deploy a multi-node environment using Mirantis OpenStack, learn about Neutron for OpenStack, and the Floodlight controller. We are continually updating the resources page, make sure to return often for new information.
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