Certified OpenStack Administrator Course Overview

Certified OpenStack Administrator Course Overview

The Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) course is a comprehensive program designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate and manage OpenStack environments effectively. It covers the core components of OpenStack, including compute, storage, and networking services, through a blend of theoretical lessons and practical labs.

By taking this course, learners will gain an understanding of OpenStack's architecture, how to implement it, and how to troubleshoot common issues. Starting with an OpenStack Overview, the course moves through key services like Horizon Dashboard, Keystone, Glance, Nova, Cinder, Neutron, Swift, and Heat, emphasizing hands-on experience with both Horizon and the OpenStackClient CLI.

Upon completion, participants will be well-prepared to take the OpenStack COA exam, validating their expertise as cloud professionals and enhancing their career opportunities in the cloud computing industry.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure that participants are adequately prepared and can gain the most from the Certified OpenStack Administrator course, the following prerequisites are recommended:


  • Basic understanding of Linux operating systems, including familiarity with the command line interface (CLI), file-system navigation, and text file editing.
  • Foundational knowledge of networking concepts, such as IP addressing, network topologies, and common network protocols (e.g., HTTP, SSH).
  • General comprehension of virtualization technologies, including hypervisors, virtual machines, and basic virtual networking.
  • An introductory awareness of cloud computing principles, including service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and deployment models (public, private, hybrid cloud).
  • Some exposure to managing services or applications in a Linux environment, which will aid in understanding OpenStack service management.
  • Basic problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues, which will be beneficial for the Troubleshooting module.

Please note that while these are the minimum recommended prerequisites, the course is designed to accommodate a range of IT professionals. Even if you do not possess deep expertise in every area listed, a willingness to learn and engage with the course material will enable you to successfully complete the Certified OpenStack Administrator training.


Target Audience for Certified OpenStack Administrator

The Certified OpenStack Administrator course offers in-depth training on managing and implementing OpenStack cloud infrastructure, geared towards IT professionals.


  • System Administrators seeking to manage cloud infrastructure
  • Cloud Engineers interested in OpenStack deployment and management
  • IT Professionals aiming for a career in cloud computing services
  • DevOps Engineers who want to integrate OpenStack into their workflows
  • Network Engineers looking to understand and manage OpenStack networking
  • Storage Administrators focusing on block and object storage within cloud environments
  • Technical Architects planning OpenStack-based cloud solutions
  • IT Operations staff responsible for maintaining OpenStack environments
  • Security Engineers ensuring safe cloud operations with Keystone
  • Systems Analysts and Consultants who need to understand OpenStack for advising or managing projects
  • Technical Support Specialists providing maintenance and troubleshooting for OpenStack environments


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Certified OpenStack Administrator?

Introduction to the Course Learning Outcomes

Gain proficiency in managing and troubleshooting OpenStack environments, mastering the use of dashboard and CLI tools, and understanding core OpenStack services for cloud infrastructure.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the evolution, architecture, and component services of OpenStack, allowing for informed decision-making in cloud infrastructure deployment.
  • Navigate and manage OpenStack resources using both Horizon Dashboard and OpenStackClient Command Line Interface (CLI) effectively.
  • Configure and administer identity management through Keystone, ensuring secure and organized access to cloud resources.
  • Manage and provision virtual machine images using Glance, streamlining the deployment of instances in the cloud environment.
  • Deploy and manage instances with Nova Compute Service, gaining insights into virtual server lifecycle and operations.
  • Administer persistent block storage for instances with Cinder, including volume creation and management for flexible storage solutions.
  • Set up and troubleshoot complex network topologies within a cloud environment using Neutron, enhancing connectivity and segmentation.
  • Utilize Swift to manage object storage, ensuring scalable and reliable storage of unstructured data across the cloud.
  • Automate cloud resource provisioning and orchestration with Heat, learning to create repeatable and scalable cloud environments.
  • Develop troubleshooting skills to analyze and resolve common issues in OpenStack components, log files, storage, and networking.