OpenStack MCA100 - Associates Certification

Course Instructor
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Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith is a Systems Infrastructure Security Engineer with over 16 years of architecting experience. He has been with Linux Academy since the beginning and teaches courses on Linux, AWS, Azure, and OpenStack. Stephen's passion is OpenStack and holds many certifications and is very active within the OpenStack Foundation's community.

Introduction

Course Syllabus

00:05:09

OpenStack Basics

OpenStack History

00:10:45

Core Services Overview

00:19:50

Nova Compute Components And Other OpenStack Terms

00:11:03

Using Linux Academy's OpenStack Live Labs

00:04:17

Navigating the Horizon Dashboard

00:10:27

Quiz: OpenStack Basics Quiz

Nova Compute

OpenStack - Nova VM Placement with Filtering and Weights

00:09:13

Request Flow For Provisioning VMs

00:04:42

Creating an Instance from Horizon

00:04:53

Creating an Instance from the CLI

00:15:11

Quiz: Nova Compute Quiz

Glance Image Management

Verify the Glance Image Services

00:03:16

Deploy a new image to an OpenStack instance

00:15:37

OpenStack Networking

Linux Bridges

00:06:38

Network Managers with Nova-Network

00:12:31

Network Traffic Flow

00:13:45

Floating IPs

00:08:35

Neutron Architecture and Plug-ins

00:16:00

Neutron and the Linux Bridge Plug-in

00:08:33

Neutron and Open vSwitch

00:18:28

Neutron and the Modular Layer 2 Plug-in

00:06:17

Neutron Layer 3 and DHCP agents

00:04:37

Load Balancer as a Service

00:05:38

Quiz: nova-network legacy networking

Quiz: Neutron Quiz

Swift

Swift Overview

00:21:49

The Ring, Ringbuilder, and Partitioning

00:15:46

Account, Container and Object Servers

00:06:34

Replication

00:13:15

Security/ACLs

00:06:13

Deployment and Operations

00:03:07

Uploading an Object to Swift in the Dashboard

00:03:10

Quiz: Swift Quiz

Ceilometer

Ceilometer Overview

00:04:01

Ceilometer Architecture - Meters and Pipelines

00:10:43

Quiz: Ceilometer Quiz

Heat

Heat Overview

00:03:28

Heat Architecture

00:01:38

Orchestration Templates

00:09:10

Quiz: Heat Quiz

Review

Review

00:03:12

Quiz: Practice Exam

Details

The course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of all of the steps necessary to operate OpenStack. This course includes configuration architecture, best practice and component interaction and is the best preparation for the real-world challenges OpenStack administrators face.  This course covers the objectives to pass the MCA-100 exam from mirantis.  We deal with operating and administering pre-existing OpenStack environments. Students will learn about the core components of OpenStack. Using both UI and CLI, students will create instances, networks, volumes, ssh keys, projects, users, etc. 

Study Guides

OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide (Not required)

OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide

OpenStack Operation Guide (Not required)

OpenStack Operation Guide

OpenStack High-Level - Intro to Deploying an Enterprise Cloud (Not required)

OpenStack High-Level - Intro to Deploying an Enterprise Cloud

BETA Study Guide (Required)

Custom study guide by Linux Academy

MCA-100 Slides (Required)

Linux Academy slides

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