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Frequently Asked Questions About OpenStack Training by Mirantis, Part 1

Lana Zhudina - June 25, 2014
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As the demand for IT professionals with OpenStack skills grows, the need to highlight OpenStack experience is more important now than ever, so more and more people are turning to training programs such as the ones we offer here at Mirantis.

With lots of training opportunities starting to pop up, we do get a lot of questions about the options out there, so we thought we'd take a minute to answer some of the most common ones.

Q: There are other OpenStack courses on the market, why should I choose OpenStack Training by Mirantis?

Well, we think it's the best training out there, of course, but we could be a little biased.  Objectively, though, we can say that Mirantis OpenStack Training is definitely different from any other training program out there. Here are a few key reasons:

  • Vendor agnostic – With our vendor-agnostic training program, we don’t push a specific technology. We want to ensure that students are able to configure an OpenStack environment that spans various host operating systems, virtualization technologies, storage back-ends and network topologies.

  • Instructors – All of our instructors have a variety of real-world technical experience, including devops, system administrator, engineering work, and more. They’re subject matter experts and bring with them experience in many fields, even outside of OpenStack. Our instructors develop the OpenStack training curriculum with a combination of theory and practice, making our courses at least 60% hands on. (Feel free to check out our OpenStack instructors, including their education and professional experience.)

  • Successful track record – Since launching our OpenStack training and certification program in December 2013, over 1,500 IT professionals across 200 organizations have taken OpenStack training with Mirantis, and those students are saying great things about their training experience.

  • Available worldwide – Our public courses are available in a variety of different cities across the United States and worldwide. Also, to maximize flexibility, we can deliver private OpenStack training, where our instructors come to you, at the location of your choice, at your pace, and tailored to the specific needs of your organization.

Q: Who should attend the OpenStack Bootcamp by Mirantis?

The OpenStack Bootcamp is designed for cloud administrators, Linux system administrators, and any IT professionals responsible for managing, maintaining or supporting cloud operations.

Q: What are the prerequisites for taking the OpenStack Bootcamp by Mirantis?

Before taking the OpenStack Bootcamp, you should have a basic understanding of the Linux command line, virtualization concepts and networking concepts. If you're not sure whether you're ready, check out these free video training sessions, which introduce some of the core concepts underlying OpenStack.

Q: What can I expect to learn from Mirantis training?

Of course, at the end of the day, it's all about the knowledge and skills you take home with you.  At the end of the class, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of all the steps necessary to operate an OpenStack cluster. From configuration through architecture, best practice and component interaction, you'll go back to work (or your job search) prepared for the real-world challenges faced by OpenStack administrators.

Do you have other questions? We’d be happy to answer them! Post them below in the comments section or email us at

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