Rackspace expanded its Rackspace Training for OpenStack program on Thursday with the launch of an on-demand, e-learning training course.
Also on Thursday, Rackspace added four new classroom-based courses to its OpenStack program, and established a training partner program.
Rackspace was one of the founders of OpenStack, and was one of the initial providers to offer an educational program around OpenStack in 2011, launching the first OpenStack certification program in 2012. As OpenStack continues to evolve, education will play a fundamental part in its development and adoption. Even OpenStack has now established a more formal approach to training, launching a training marketplace for users to find courses from a variety of service providers.
“As the founder of OpenStack, Rackspace recognizes the need for comprehensive educational courses and delivery models and is fundamentally revolutionizing OpenStack training to include a Certified Training Partner Program and on demand e-learning course,” Tony Campbell, director of training and certification for OpenStack at Rackspace said. “We are thrilled with the momentum that the Rackspace Training for OpenStack program has had over the past year, and we are proud to expand the scope of the program and provide individuals with the necessary skills to secure OpenStack related jobs.”
The e-learning aspect of Rackspace’s OpenStack training will give customers the flexibility to learn in a self-paced environment. OpenStack Fundamentals is open now for pre-registration, with general availability launching next month.
The new classroom-based courses will include OpenStack Networking – Neutron, Building Cloudy Apps, Security in the Cloud, and Hadoop on OpenStack.