OpenStack Cloud Training Courses

As powerful as OpenStack software is, we know first hand it takes a lot more than software to properly design, deploy and operate a cloud at scale. Rackspace offers the most extensive OpenStack training curriculum in the industry covering topics ranging from an introduction to OpenStack to building cloudy apps and Neutron networking.

Each course offers a hands-on-experience which includes multiple activities using real-world situations in a lab environment. And in addition to its classroom-based training, Rackspace now offers its flagship course, OpenStack Fundamentals, in an online version for students to take at their own pace and place.


Aug. 5th
OpenStack Fundamentals (Early Bird Pricing*)
San Antonio, TX
Sep. 9th
OpenStack Fundamentals (Early Bird Pricing*)
San Francisco, CA
Oct. 7th
OpenStack Fundamentals
Blacksburg, VA
Oct. 28th
OpenStack Fundamentals (Early Bird Pricing*)
London, UK

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OPENSTACK FUNDAMENTALS

Our flagship course covers the history and components of OpenStack and teaches students how to build and maintain an OpenStack environment.
Course length: 4 days.

OPENSTACK NETWORKING—NEUTRON

Students will learn how to use an API to build and configure networking infrastructure using Neutron.
Course length: 3 days.

HADOOP ON OPENSTACK

This course focuses on big data in the cloud covering an introduction to Apache Hadoop, its components and deploying Hadoop on an OpenStack cloud environment.
Course length: 2 days.

OPENSTACK COMPUTE ESSENTIALS

This course teaches students how to install and configure several OpenStack compute projects including Nova, Glance, Keystone and Horizon.
Course length: 2 days.

OPENSTACK OBJECT STORAGE ESSENTIALS

This course teaches students about the components, architecture, installation and maintenance of OpenStack Object Storage (codename Swift).
Course length: 2 days.

Public Training

Rackspace offers a variety of public classes in which students learn how to use and operate OpenStack technology both in a Public and Private Cloud environment. Our classes are highly interactive and are facilitated by our OpenStack experts.

Private Training

Rackspace Private Training for OpenStack is facilitated by our OpenStack experts. This training option provides flexibility and consistent learning for your organization. Our experts will come to you and will provide the hands-on learning experience for OpenStack operators, administrators and developers.

Certification Program

Rackspace is now offering the industry’s first certification program for OpenStack. The program will offer multiple certifications beginning with The Rackspace Certified Technician for OpenStack. Learn how you can join this program and become Rackspace Certified.

Training On Demand

Students are now able to improve their understanding of OpenStack at their own pace and place using Rackspace’s new On Demand platform.