Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) The OpenStack Foundation

Training Architect
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Amy Marrich
Amy was previously a Linux System Engineer on the Platform Engineering Cloud Operations team at Rackspace. She is an elected member of the OpenStack User Committee, a Core Reviewer on the Openstack-Ansible project ,as well as serving as the Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and as one of the Mentors for the OpenStack Upstream Institute. She has been working in various positions in the IT world for over 20 years, her experience ranges from management and engineering in regards to software development, linux operations, and cloud computing.

Course Introduction


OpenStack Overview

OpenStack Overview and Reviewing the Command Line

OpenStack Dashboard Service - Horizon

Working with the Horizon Dashboard Service

OpenStack Identity Service - Keystone

Configuration and Management of the Keystone Identity Service

OpenStack Image Service - Glance

Managing Images with Glance

OpenStack Networking Service - Neutron

Managing Networks and Security Groups with Neutron

OpenStack Compute Service - Nova

Instance Management and Configuration with Nova Compute Service

OpenStack Object Storage - Swift

Creating and Managing Object Stores with Swift

OpenStack Block Storage Service - Cinder

Managing Volumes and Snapshots with Cinder

OpenStack Orchestration Service - Heat

Creating and Managing Stacks with the Heat Orchestration Service


Configuration and Management Troubleshooting


What's Next


The OpenStack Foundation has developed the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam, which offers a career path-based certification for OpenStack professionals. The exam is performance-based and will test the baseline skills of an OpenStack Administrator, a person with at least 6 months of OpenStack experience who provides day-to-day operations and management of an OpenStack cloud. Linux Academy offers an outstanding course that follows the objectives needed for the Certified OpenStack Administrator certification.

Study Guides

Course Slides

Downloadable PDF of the slides used in the lectures for this course.

Course Hands-On Slides

Downloadable PDF of the slides used in the hands-on portions of the course.

Instructor Deck


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