Preparing for the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam

Key FeaturesFocuses on a clear, concise strategy to gain the specific skills required to pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam.Each chapter includes exercises and performance-based tasks to ensure all exam objectives can be completed via the Horizon dashboard and command-line interface.Includes the free OpenStack Virtual Appliance so you can practice the objectives covered throughout the book.Includes two practice exams so you can put your OpenStack skills to the test and prove you have what it takes to conquer the live exam.Updated for the 2017 exam featuring OpenStack NewtonBook DescriptionPreparing for the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam provides readers with a specific strategy for passing the OpenStack Foundation's first professional certification: the Certified OpenStack Administrator. In a recent survey, 78% of respondents said the OpenStack skill shortage had deterred them from adopting an OpenStack cloud. Consider this an opportunity to increase employer and customer confidence by proving you have the skills required to administrate real-world OpenStack clouds.You will begin your journey by mastering the OpenStack environment, understanding the benefits of taking this exam, and installing the included OpenStack All-in-One Virtual Appliance so you can work through the objectives covered in subsequent chapters. After exploring the basics of the individual services, you will then be introduced to strategies to achieve exam objectives relevant to Keystone, Glance, Neutron, Nova, Cinder, Swift, Heat, and Troubleshooting. Become a more confident test-taker with a special tips section and two practice exams to put your knowledge to the test.What you will learnExplore the requirements and objectives of the OpenStack Administrator exam.Includes a free OpenStack All-in-One Virtual Appliance for the easy deployment of an OpenStack study environment.Manage the Keystone identity service by creating and modifying domains, groups, projects, users, roles, services, endpoints, and quotas.Upload and download Glance images, share images with specific projects, and utilize metadata definitions.Learn to launch, suspend, or pause new Nova instances and create flavors, key pairs, and snapshots.Discover Neutron tenant and provider networks, security groups, routers, and floating IPs.Manage the Cinder block storage service by creating volumes and attaching them to instances. Create snapshots and volumes from existing Glance images.Create Swift containers and set access control lists to allow read/write access to your objects.Explore Heat Orchestration Templates and create, list, and update stacks.Learn how to get under-the-hood and diagnose issues in the environment, including how to analyze OpenStack service log files.

Author: Matt Dorn

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