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Mirantis Launches Industry-First Course for Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam

August 16, 2017

By Dave Van Everen

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Mirantistoday announced Kubernetes and Docker Bootcamp II, the first course available for Kubernetes users to train for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam (CKA). The CKA exam,announcedin June by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), is still in Beta and expected to launch in September 2017.

TheKubernetes and Docker Bootcamp II (KD200)course guides students in detail through the topics covered by the exam, and helps ensure they are fully prepared to successfully achieve their CKA certification. This advanced Docker and Kubernetes course is a continuation ofKubernetes and Docker Bootcamp (KD100), the first vendor-agnostic Kubernetes and Docker training,announcedin December 2016. KD200 is designed for deployment engineers and cloud administrators who want to acquire complete knowledge in using Kubernetes for deploying and managing containerized applications, and when combined with KD100, is the most comprehensive Kubernetes training available on the market today.

Mirantis has provided training on open source softwarefor years, offering career growth opportunities and giving businesses peace of mind that they are getting properly trained engineers,” said Lee Xie, senior director of Education Services, Mirantis. “This course gives Kubernetes users a chance to gain essential hands-on experience and expert guidance before taking the CKA exam.”

As one of the fastest-growingopen source projects, Kubernetes use is expected to explode as companies increasingly evolve towards cloud-native software development. This course and certification ensures enterprises feel more secure when hiring a certified partner or developer. Cloud computing skills have progressed from being niche to mainstream as the world’s most in-demand skill set. TheOpenStack User Surveyshows Kubernetes taking the lead as the top Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) tool, while451 Researchhas called containers the “future of virtualization,” predicting strong container growth across on-premises, hosted and public clouds.

Mirantis has been a leader in open source training for 6 years, training more than 15,000 cloud professionals, many of those employed with Fortune 500 companies.

Thefirst KD200 classfrom Mirantis will take place on October 3, 2017 in Sunnyvale and virtually, and is currently available at an introductory price.

About Mirantis
Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStack, Kubernetes and related open source technologies. The company is a major contributor of code to many open infrastructure projects and follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. To date, Mirantis has helped over 200 enterprises build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as AT&T, Comcast, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, eBay, Wells Fargo Bank and Volkswagen. Learn more

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Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.

Mirantis serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Societe Generale, Splunk, and S&P Global.