Advanced Training and Certification for OpenStack Networking

PLUMgrid University provides an extensive learning and certification program designed by OpenStack networking experts for OpenStack networking engineers to become masters of OpenStack networking. The core of the curricula is designed as vendor-neutral and can be applied to any OpenStack deployment.

The PLUMgrid University program is taught by PLUMgrid experts with operational experience of designing, deploying and running OpenStack clouds.

Become a PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Expert Today

PLUMgrid University offers multiple levels of certification and caters to a diverse audience. Certification levels range from associate to expert, giving students the ability to take their own path on their journey to master OpenStack networking.

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We are partnering with global professional training companies, Firefly and SDN Essentials to deliver training across the globe.

Why PLUMgrid University?

  • Courses design and delivered by OpenStack networking experts
  • Comprehensive curriculum with tutorials and hands-on labs
  • Real world practical exams
  • Multiple delivery methods
  • Customized training available

From Design to Deployment

PLUMgrid University offers a rich program to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to build an OpenStack cloud. The comprehensive curricula includes design and technology principles, advanced deployment scenario and operational knowledge and it’s designed as a blend of theory and hands-on labs.

Curriculum

This is an introductory, beginner level course that covers four web-based training sessions. Details of each session are listed below:

Data Center Design Transformation

Featured on OpenStack Marketplace

Level: Beginner
Duration: 90 Minutes
Location: Virtual Classroom – Live

Course Overview

Data Center Design Transformation provides students with an entry-level understanding of OpenStack Networking Architecture and practical information on how to design the Virtual Network Infrastructure and Physical Network Infrastructure of an OpenStack Cloud.

The course features:

  • 100% open-source OpenStack training: no vendor specific or proprietary information
  • Practical design tips
  • Easy to follow categorization of SDN products and solutions
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OpenStack Overview

Featured on OpenStack Marketplace

Level: Beginner
Duration: 90 Minutes
Location: Virtual Classroom – Live

Course Overview

OpenStack Overview provides students with an entry-level understanding of OpenStack ecosystem. The focus here is to provide students with an understanding of key concepts related to OpenStack.

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OpenStack Networking Introduction

Featured on OpenStack Marketplace

Level: Beginner
Duration: 90 Minutes
Location: Virtual Classroom – Live

Course Overview

The objective of this course is to provide all students with an architectural overview of OpenStack Neutron and some of the challenges to consider when designing or implementing cloud infrastructure. This session is perfect for OpenStack network architects and operators to learn the fundamentals before starting hands-on training. By the end of this course, student will received a basic understanding of OpenStack networking, the terminology, the components of virtual networking, as well as gain a high-level understanding of what it is like to operate OpenStack networking through a live demo.

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Building Multi-tenant Networks in OpenStack

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Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Virtual Classroom – Live
Cost: $275/person

Course Overview

The objective of this 4-hour course is to provide the student an in-depth hands-on training of OpenStack Network. The course is designed for professionals who are looking to expand their OpenStack Networking knowledge beyond fundamentals. By the end of this course the student will have sufficient knowledge and hands-on experience to create, deploy and provision networks for common use cases of OpenStack based clouds via Neutron with PLUMgrid ONS. Student will have sufficient learning about PLUMgrid ONS and OpenStack Dashboard to build “a multi-tenant Virtual Network Infrastructure” for “tenants” in an OpenStack environment by implementing a basic “Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)” use-cases. This course is ideal for individuals aiming to understand OpenStack environments and planning to do multi-rack OpenStack deployments for production environments.

The training includes hands-on lab to bring all OpenStack Networking concepts together.

Few use cases student will have hands-on experience with following:

  • Creation of tenant networks
  • Configuration of external connectivity
  • Advanced Features Configuration
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Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 Day
Location: Classroom, On-site
Cost: $750/person

Course Overview

Designed for IT professionals looking to expand their OpenStack Networking knowledge, PLUMgrid ONS Fundamentals is a comprehensive and fast-paced course.
This two-days training will take customers through the fundamentals of OpenStack and OpenStack Networking as well as how cloud is transforming the datacenter design. It then provides an overview of PLUMgrid ONS, its features and the integration of PLUMgrid ONS into OpenStack Cloud Platform. The training is concluded with a detailed section on deployment principles of PLUMgrid ONS as well as a hands-on lab to bring all the concepts together.

This training is optimized for specific OpenStack distributions.

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Level: Advance
Duration: 3 Days
Location: Classroom, On-site
Cost: $2,500/person

Course Overview

This course is designed to build on top of our “OpenStack Networking & PLUMgrid ONS Fundamentals” and focuses on key architectural aspects needed to build a scalable and robust OpenStack Cloud Networking Infrastructure. Fast-paced and with a balanced mix of theory and hands-on, this course covers topics ranging from product components to advanced design ones like security, services, scalability and failure models.

Optimized for supported Distros this course is ideally designed for those who want to acquire advanced knowledge of OpenStack Networking and PLUMgrid ONS.

Download the data sheet for details and view training calendar to see scheduled training or contact us at [email protected] for additional dates for registration.

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Training Form Factor

The training program provides three methods of delivery.

Virtual Classroom Training

PLUMgrid Virtual Classroom is a live instructor-led online training delivered by our experts. Courses categorized under Virtual Classroom Training are scheduled multiple times during the year giving flexibility to attend from anywhere around the world at the most convenient time.

Classroom Training

PLUMgrid Classroom Training is a live instructor-led training delivered in a physical classroom environment at selected locations. The Classroom Training are deep dive comprehensive course providing basic to advance sessions with combination of tutorial and hands-on lab and ample time for Q&A and live discussion.

On-site Training

PLUMgrid On-site Training is a live instructor-led training conducted at customer premises providing a flexible solution for the team to learn and discuss with our experts and saving the organization time and cost of traveling. On-site Training can also be customized to fit the needs of each organization.

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Become a PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Expert

Be among the first to achieve the only available advanced OpenStack networking certification and build a broad set of DevOps and networking skills.Our certification levels range from associate to expert levels. Contribute to your organization and career goals by driving design, deployment and operational decisions.

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PLUMgrid University Certification starts with Associate level moving upwards to Professional and Expert Level. Browse through each sub tab above and find out more about each certification level.

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  • Opportunity for career advancement
  • Develop essential skills
  • Get recognized in the industry
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based Online Exam
  • Lab-based Exam

PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Associate

PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Associate (PC-ONN) is an entry level certification. The accompanied training curriculum takes students through the basics of OpenStack networking. Attend PLUMgrid University’s online training curriculum and get certified.

A PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Associate will be able to:

  • Understand the Data Center transformation
  • Define OpenStack Neutron and components
  • Understand OpenStack Network Architecture
  • Design Virtual Network Infrastructure of an OpenStack Cloud
  • Create, deploy and provision networks for common use cases

Audience

The certification is designed for those starting their career in OpenStack networking or getting acquainted.

Prerequisite

Attend following Online curriculum:

  • OpenStack Networking Introduction
  • Data Center Design Transformation
  • Building Multi-tenant Networks in OpenStack | Hands-On Training

Required Exam

This certification requires a short MCQ based exam.

Price

This certification is free.

Registration

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PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Professional (PC-ONP)

PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Professional (PC-ONP) is an mid-tier certification. The accompanied training curriculum takes students through advanced concepts of OpenStack networking. Attend PLUMgrid University’s online training curriculum and get certified.

A PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Professional will be able to:

  • Understand the Datacenter networks
  • Understand advanced OpenStack networking areas
  • Get a detailed insight to PLUMgrid ONS and OpenStack integration
  • Create, deploy and provision OpenStack networks with a supported distro

Audience

Designed for IT professionals looking to expand their OpenStack networking knowledge.

Required Exam

This certification requires a MCQ and a lab based exam.

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PLUMgrid Certified OpenStack Networking Operations Expert

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