[OpenStack Foundation] [Foundation Board] OpenStack syllabi -was- Re: Use of the word "certified" and protecting brand OpenStack

Boris Renski Jr. b at renski.com
Fri Oct 12 15:22:42 UTC 2012

I second Lloyd's comment. We've been running a very popular OpenStack
Bootcamp program and have delivered 20+ private and public OpenStack classes
during the last 6 months. We've been asked on many occasions about OpenStack
certification, but have purposely deferred this, stating that it is a
prerogative of the foundation to accredit a certification program. 


I'd like to propose that we form an OpenStack training / certification
committee comprised of folks passionate about getting the formal training
and certification program underway. 


Naturally, I volunteer to chair that committee and help spearhead the
initiative. I suppose Tristan and folks from RackSpace, Piston and Hastexo
(who already run trainings) would make good committee members as well. We
can discuss the details during the upcoming board meeting on Monday.  


What does everybody think? 


From: Lloyd Dewolf [mailto:lloydostack at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:58 PM
To: Tristan Goode
Cc: foundation at lists.openstack.org; foundation-board at lists.openstack.org
Subject: [Foundation Board] OpenStack syllabi -was- Re: [OpenStack
Foundation] Use of the word "certified" and protecting brand OpenStack


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Tristan Goode <tristan at aptira.com> wrote:


Leaving Rackspace's actions aside, I made a suggestion for a certification
process for training materials and deliverables that they be offered to a
community sourced committee for review and approval. If this proposal is
accepted then I would ask Rackspace that they offer up their course
materials for this review, and that this might form a baseline for
establishing the certification benchmark.


I'm interested in collaborating on OpenStack course work.


We've done training for our customers on Piston Enterprise OpenStack, and
the European participants particularly have wanted certification. I've been
eager to work on this for many months. I've just waiting for the Foundation
to get it's legs under it.


Near the start of my career I found the lpi.org first course and test helped
boost my Linux skill set. The experience encouraged me to play a small role
in the IBM team developing a version of the certification testing for IBM
DB2 back in the day.


I'd like to contribute to developing common OpenStack syllabi.



Thank you,


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