Fuel Your Career With Rackspace Training For OpenStack

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Tony Campbell | September 19, 2013 9:00 am

It takes a lot more than software to properly design, deploy and operate a cloud at scale. Fortunately, there are lots of ways for developers and architects to learn about OpenStack[1].

And with OpenStack skills in high demand[2], there’s no better time than now to dig into it. You can read through the OpenStack Operations Guide[3], written in book sprint-style by some of the industry’s top tech experts, or you can join the growing open source community at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong[4] in November.

Another option is to immerse yourself in a hands-on fundamentals course through the Rackspace Training for OpenStack program[5], where you’ll walk away with the experience and knowledge to set up, administer and troubleshoot clouds.

We’re pretty thrilled with the momentum that the training program has had over the past year – we’ve offered training at a host of key locations, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)[6], and have training sessions planned at four more major universities[7] this fall. That’s why we’ve decided to expand our offerings and give you a few more ways to boost your OpenStack brainpower and fuel your career in technology.

Starting today, you can register for the first-ever on demand e-learning training course under the Rackspace Training for OpenStack program. The online class will be available to the public in October and pre-registration opens today[8].

We’ve also added four new classroom-based courses taught by a fanatical team of Rackspace experts who have deep experience deploying and operating cloud infrastructure. These new courses include:

And that’s not all. We’ve also created a training partner program so you can learn from some of our leading certified partners, like New Horizons and Skyline Technologies.

The demand for OpenStack expertise is skyrocketing. And it’s no secret that as one of the world’s largest open source communities OpenStack is continuing to grow rapidly. At its three-year anniversary mark in July[9], OpenStack had 10,000 contributors and more than 1,000 code authors in 120 countries who contributed a combined one million lines of code.

The growth is truly amazing. Don’t get left behind. Join us as members of the dynamic and diverse OpenStack community and learn the skills to not only build clouds, but also build a career, on OpenStack.

Endnotes:
  1. OpenStack: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/openstack/momentum/
  2. OpenStack skills in high demand: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/solving-the-openstack-talent-gap/
  3. OpenStack Operations Guide: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-operations-guide-one-week-one-book/
  4. OpenStack Summit Hong Kong: http://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-summit-hong-kong-2013/
  5. Rackspace Training for OpenStack program: http://training.rackspace.com
  6. including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/mit/
  7. sessions planned at four more major universities: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-training-for-openstack-heading-to-four-major-universities/
  8. pre-registration opens today: http://training.rackspace.com/ondemand
  9. its three-year anniversary mark in July: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-at-three-years-old-and-beyond/

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