Mirantis Launches Hands-On OpenStack Certification for IT Professionals

New certification examination allows IT professionals to showcase their practical experience in administration and management of OpenStackcloud operations

Mountain View, CA (18 June, 2014) – Mirantis, the number one pure-play OpenStack Company, has announced a new OpenStack certification offering: MCA200 Professional Certification. Through real-world hands-on testing, students awarded this Professional Certification by Mirantis will have demonstrated a proficient and thorough understanding of how to create, configure and manage operations within an OpenStack environment.

“The demand for highly-skilled OpenStack engineers is rapidly growing,” said Lee Xie, Head of Training at Mirantis. “With industry research indicating that the cloud marketplace is expected to grow at four times the rate of the overall worldwide Information Technology market, individuals with OpenStack experience must find new ways to highlight their expertise. Our newest Professional Certification is an ideal way for those individuals to showcase their proficiency with OpenStack”.

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As with all training and certifications and training offered by Mirantis, OpenStack Administrator Professional Level (MCA200) is vendor-agnostic. This new hands-on exam is available to every student attending the OpenStack Bootcamp by Mirantis. The examination will be made available the day following the conclusion of the bootcamp, directly at the training facility.

“The OpenStack administrator certification (MCA200) exam was a hands-on exam focusing on the practical usage and administration of OpenStack. The OpenStack bootcamp covered all that is required to do well in the exam,” says Watsh Rajneesh, Staff Software Engineer at Brocade. “I had a pleasant experience in taking this exam and I found it to be very useful in re-enforcing what we learned during the training sessions. I would highly recommend getting this certification done together with the OpenStack bootcamp training.”

Mirantis OpenStack Administrator Professional Certification builds on the popular Associate Level MCA100 certification, launched in 2013. MCA100, already achieved by hundreds of IT professionals around the world, measures an individual’s OpenStack knowledge through a multiple choice examination. Available at the Kryterion test centers (750+ locations worldwide), MCA100 tests knowledge of OpenStack environments, theory, best practices and troubleshooting.

The hands-on certification examination is available to any student who has participated in a Mirantis Bootcamp, or an IT professional who has practical OpenStack experience. Currently, the examinations are made available the day following the conclusion of a Mirantis 3-Day bootcamp. Students attending the OpenStack Bootcamp have the option to bundle the training and certification examination together.

IT professionals interested in learning more about OpenStack Professional Certification by Mirantis are encouraged to visit Training.Mirantis.com/Certification  

About Mirantis

Mirantis is the number one pure-play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top five companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco WebEx, Cloudera, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Sprint and Verizon. Mirantis is venture-backed by Intel, Dell, and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visit www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

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