Preparing for the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam [Video]

By Matt Dorn
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About this video

This course provides you with a specific strategy to pass the OpenStack Foundation's first professional certification: the Certified OpenStack Administrator. In a recent survey, 78% of respondents said the OpenStack skills shortage had deterred them from adopting OpenStack. Consider this an opportunity to increase employer and customer confidence by proving you have the skills required to administrate real-world OpenStack clouds. You will begin your journey by familiarizing yourself with the OpenStack environment, understanding the benefits of taking the exam, and installing an included OpenStack all-in-one virtual appliance so you can work through objectives covered throughout the video course. After exploring the basics of the individual services, you will be introduced to strategies to accomplish the exam objectives relevant to Keystone, Glance, Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Swift, Heat, and troubleshooting. Finally, you'll benefit from the special tips section and a practice exam to put your knowledge to the test. By the end of the journey, you will be ready to become a Certified OpenStack Administrator!

Style and Approach

This video course is clear, concise, and straightforward with supporting diagrams and lab environment tutorials. It will help you confidently pass Certified OpenStack Administrator objectives on the Horizon dashboard and command-line interface.

Publication date:
January 2018
3 hours 28 minutes

About the Author

  • Matt Dorn

    Matt Dorn is a Senior Technical Instructor and Systems Engineer who has helped hundreds of teams around the world build clouds with open source projects such as OpenStack and Kubernetes. Matt is the author of the recently released book, Preparing for the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam, and enjoys creating easy-to-understand learning paths that make cutting-edge technologies accessible and fun. Matt's previous experience includes working at Rackspace where he trained and mentored OpenStack Developers and System Administrators. He has also previously served in IT leadership positions for Dell Cloud Services and joined a four-person Microsoft-centric hosting startup in Philadelphia. Matt blogs about cloud-related topics at

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