This course is designed to test your general preparedness for taking the OpenStack Foundation's Certified OpenStack Operator's (COA) examination, as well as to prepare you to pass it. The cost ($300) of registering for and taking the COA is included in the price of this course.
There are two major prerequisites students should meet before enrolling:
- You have access to your own OpenStack environment.
- You know what OpenStack is and are generally comfortable using it.
This course will give you guidance on what to expect from the exam process. We'll cover how the test is presented, what is and is not allowed during the exam, and the format in which the exam is presented.
We will also provide you with sample exam questions. While these are not from the actual exam, they do represent the sorts of challenges you will be presented with during the test itself. If you are able to resolve the problems posed to you in this class, you should not have any issue passing the exam.
With 20 years of experience in automating IT data systems, and a focus on automating not only application deployments, but the underlying infrastructure as well, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to the full application enablement stack--from underlying infrastructure automation and compliance to application deployment automation. Robert's technology background stems from efforts in fields including high performance computing, high frequency trading environments, scale-out workload management, ops automation, and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, datacenter, and application performance and scale enhancements. His current credentials include "Certified Open Stack Administrator" and "Google Cloud Architect." Robert is a founding partner at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay Area infrastructure-focused Dev/Ops and Cloud Systems consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates industry on cloud and dev/ops topics.