Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you need assistance with a coupon code before completing the transaction. Adjustments will not be made after the purchase is complete.
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:
- Associate Level OCM50 OpenStack Certification Exam ($300) – This is a written test offered online that is available globally and can be taken at one’s convenience.
- Professional Level OCM100 OpenStack Certification Exam ($600) – This hands-on exam is proctored by Mirantis’ technical instructors and is currently offered in US and Europe. Check for locations and schedule .
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 .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|Provider||Mirantis||Cloud Native Computing Foundation|
|Development||OpenStack community contributors||Mirantis product development and training curriculum team|
|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)
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