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  • Manage the Keystone identity service by creating and modifying domains, groups, projects, users, roles, services, endpoints, and quotas.
  • Upload Glance images, launch new Nova instances, and create flavors, key pairs, and snapshots.
  • Discover Neutron tenant and provider networks, security groups, routers, and floating IPs.
  • Manage the Cinder block storage service by creating volumes and attaching them to instances.
  • Create Swift containers and set access control lists to allow read/write access to your objects.
  • Explore Heat orchestration templates and create, list, and update stacks.

This book 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 getting well-versed 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 book. 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!

  • Focuses on providing a clear, concise strategy so you gain the specific skills required to pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam
  • Includes exercises and performance-based tasks to ensure all exam objectives can be completed via the Horizon dashboard and command-line interface
  • Includes a free OpenStack Virtual Appliance to practice the objectives covered throughout the book
  • Includes a practice exam to put your OpenStack skills to the test to prove you have what it takes to conquer the live exam
  • Updated for the 2017 exam featuring OpenStack Newton
Page Count 338
Course Length 10 hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781787288416
Date Of Publication 23 Aug 2017


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