April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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The Test Takers' Guide to the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam

OpenStack has become a sought-after skillset for IT professionals. Employers are looking to certifications for validation to ensure that they are hiring the right skill sets from the marketplace. However, with no fewer than twenty companies offering training and vendor-specific certification, accurately determining a job candidate's skill level remains a challenge.

Enter the Certified OpenStack Administration (COA) program and exam: a dozen companies from 10 countries got together in a community working group to help define skills and capabilities and what it takes to become a Certified OpenStack Administrator.

Hear from a community panel that participated in the COA working group and get the best practices on how to best prepare for the exam. No, we won’t divulge the test questions, but attendees will receive sage advice from panelists whose companies offer hands-on OpenStack training what it takes to achieve certification and hear from the companies that offer hands-on OpenStack train

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees planning to take the COA will learn first-hand, from a panel of training experts who helped create the exam, how the exam will be administered and scored, how job tasks were prioritized and the overall scope of the material covered.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:50pm-3:30pm (7:50pm - 8:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Susan is the Director of Technical Marketing at Midokura. Member of the OpenStack Foundation Item Writing (IWC) and Job Task Analysis (JTAC) groups for Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam. Contributing writer to the OpenStack: A Business Perspective booklet and to OpenStack: The Path to Cloud booklet Susan previously led product positions for Oracle/Sun, Citrix, AMD and Docker.... FULL PROFILE
Offer Development Lead, OpenStack
Jeffrey Olsen is an Offer Development Lead in the Dell EMC Cloud Portfolio team that is leading the strategy, offer development, and field enablement of consulting services based on OpenStack. He joined Dell EMC in 2014 and has been providing consulting services based on OpenStack to mid-sized organizations since 2012. Jeffrey is a member of the OpenStack Foundation Item Writing Committee... FULL PROFILE
Solinea, Vice President at Large
Open infrastructure veteran Seth Fox is a Vice President at Solinea where he works with large enterprises to help them make the transition to the modern development process. Seth brings 20 years of technology and management experience to the Solinea team. He has managed and delivered some of the largest cloud deployments, both public and private, worldwide. Seth has provided both business and... FULL PROFILE
Ron Terry has worked in the IT industry for close to 2 decades He has held positions ranging from Computer Technician to System Administrator to Technical Training Architect. Ron has been employed by SUSE since May of 2005 and is currently working as an Advanced Technical Training Engineer both developing and delivering Advanced Technical Training around Linux and OpenStack throughout the... FULL PROFILE