Foundation Certificate in OpenStack Software

1,785.00  excl. VAT

Course Code:  0005348100

Duration: 3 days;

Delivery dates: TBA;

Instructor: TBA;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location: TBA.



OpenStack is a free and open source cloud computing software platform. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects that controls pools of Processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center.

The Foundation Certificate in OpenStack Software Course provides fundamental concepts and understanding of the architecture, design, and deployment of OpenStack. Participants will build the necessary skills to handle OpenStack projects like Compute, Storage, Identity Management, Networking, and Support Services. The Course is designed to accelerate an individual’s understanding of the OpenStack environment. During this Course, participants will learn everything from the history and components of OpenStack to building and maintaining an OpenStack environment.


This Course is suitable for both beginners in OpenStack technology and those already designing or building OpenStack infrastructures. Specifically:

  • Architects
  • Solution Designers
  • Technical Consultants
  • Technical pre-sales
  • Solution Consultants.

Course Materials

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Course Description

  • Explain the purpose, benefits, and key terms of OpenStack.
  • Comprehend the concept of cloud computing, various important characteristics of OpenStack, and the high level architecture of OpenStack.
  • Explain the role of the Nova service, the operation of Nova, and the networking options available to Nova.
  • Explain the role of the Glance service and working with images, the role of the Cinder service and working with volumes, and working with Object Storage and Swift.
  • Explain the role of the Keystone service for user authentication and user authorization and the service oriented operation with Nova.
  • Explain the role of the Neutron service, the Layer 3 services provided by Neutron, and the implementation of network security by Neutron.
  • Explain the purpose of metering using Ceilometer, the Dashboard service provided by Horizon, and the Orchestration service using Heat.


It is recommended that participants have basic understanding of Linux and Cloud Computing, as well as some practical experience with Linux and Cloud Computing.

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Let’s Get to Know Each Other
  • Course Learning Objectives
  • Course Agenda
  • Exam
  • Course Book Structure
  • Day-End Assignment
  • Questions and Answers
  • ModuleSummary

Module 2: Introduction to OpenStack

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • OpenStack Overview
  • OpenStack Architecture
  • OpenStack Configuration
  • Accessing OpenStack
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 3: Nova: OpenStack Compute Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Nova Overview
  • Nova Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Nova
  • Common Nova Management Tasks
  • Nova Scheduler
  • Troubleshooting Nova
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 4: Glance: OpenStack Image Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Glance Overview
  • Glance Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Glance
  • Common Glance Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Glance
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 5: Keystone: OpenStack Identity Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Keystone Overview
  • Keystone Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Keystone
  • Common Keystone Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Keystone
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 6: Horizon: OpenStack Dashboard Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Horizon Overview
  • Horizon Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Horizon
  • Common Horizon Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Horizon
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 7: Neutron: OpenStack Networking Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Neutron Overview
  • Neutron Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Neutron
  • Common Neutron Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Neutron
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 8: Cinder: OpenStack Block Storage

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Cinder Overview
  • Cinder Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Cinder
  • Common Cinder Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Cinder
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 9: Swift: OpenStack Object Storage

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Swift Overview
  • Swift Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Swift
  • Common Swift Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Swift
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 10: Ceilometer: OpenStack Telemetry Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Ceilometer Overview
  • Ceilometer Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Ceilometer
  • Common Ceilometer Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Ceilometer
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 11: Trove: OpenStack Database Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Trove Overview
  • Trove Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Trove
  • Common Trove Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Trove
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 12: Heat: OpenStack Orchestration Service

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Heat Overview
  • Heat Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Heat
  • Common Heat Management Tasks
  • Troubleshooting Heat
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 13: Emerging OpenStack Technologies

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic)
  • Multi-Tenant Cloud Messaging (Zaqar)
  • Shared File System (Manila)
  • DNS-as-a-Service (Designate)
  • Key Management (Barbican)
  • Elastic Map Reduce (Sahara)
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions

Module 14: Planning OpenStack Deployment

  • ModuleLearning Objectives
  • OpenStack Deployment Overview
  • OpenStack High Availability Options
  • Scalability Options with OpenStack
  • Compute-Focused OpenStack Cloud
  • Selecting Storage for OpenStack
  • Networking Choices with OpenStack
  • OpenStack Deployment Tools
  • ModuleSummary
  • End of ModuleQuestions