Mirantis' Vendor-Agnostic Certification Program for OpenStack Gains Momentum as Open Source Cloud Adoption Accelerates

Mirantis' Vendor-Agnostic Certification Program for OpenStack Gains Momentum as 
Open Source Cloud Adoption Accelerates 
More Than 200 Organizations Have Put Over 1000 IT Staff Through the
Mirantis Training and Certification Program for OpenStack 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/12/14 --  Mirantis, the
number one pure-play OpenStack company, today announced that more
than 200 companies and organizations around the world had turned to
the Mirantis Training and Certification program for OpenStack to
train and certify their IT staff as OpenStack cloud operators on the
platform of their choice.  
Mirantis' Certification for OpenStack (MCA-100) is unique in that it
certifies infrastructure professionals on their capabilities to
deploy and operate vendor-agnostic OpenStack environments not tied to
a particular OpenStack distribution. Professionals awarded the
certification are able to configure an OpenStack environment that
spans various host operating systems (RHEL, Ubuntu and CentOS),
virtualization technologies (KVM, vSphere), storage back-ends (Ceph,
NetApp, EMC) and network topologies. 
"I found the MCA-100 exam compared favorably to rigorous
certifications like VCP and CISSP," said Ramiro Salas, a technology
specialist at VMWare who recently completed his MCA-100
certification. "The technological independence that Mirantis
professes is accurately reflected on the exam and I highly recommend
the course." 
Enterprises benefiting from Mirantis' training and certification for
OpenStack are leaders in diverse industries including
telecommunications, technology, financial services, consulting and
retail and include companies like Accenture, AT&T, Booz Allen,
British Telecom, Charles Schwab, Expedia, Orange, SAP and JP Morgan. 
"The MCA-100 was a challenging exam covering a wide spectrum of
technologies ranging from individual OpenStack components to
deployment and operations," said Steven Sonnenberg, Solution
Consultant at Hitachi Data Systems. "To prepare I used the material
provided by Mirantis, along with their own branded OpenStack
documentation. I also attended the Mirantis Bootcamp training from
which I highly benefitted and which I strongly recommend for general
OpenStack training." 
Certification exams are offered at any one of 700 Kryterion locations
in over 100 countries. Krytrion has been a world leader in test
development and delivery since 2001. In addition, professionals can
be certified at home or at work using Kryterion online proctoring
Prior to taking the certification exam, individuals may gain more
confidence with OpenStack through Mirantis' onsite OpenStack Bootcamp
courses (with both two and three day options available), but taking
the Mirantis course is not a pre-requisite for enrollment in the
certification exam. 
Mirantis takes a unique approach to training, emphasizing a hands-on,
problem solving methodology. Nearly three-quarters of the training
provided by Mirantis is hands-on with the explicit goal of giving
engineers the power to stand up OpenStack distributions from scratch.
The hands-on emphasis of Mirantis OpenStack training is supplemented
by select classroom instruction sessions aimed at helping trainees
understand the conceptual underpinnings of OpenStack deployment. 
In the months of March and April 2014 alone, Mirantis will offer more
than 25 local training courses in Austin, London, New York and San
About Mirantis
 Mirantis is the number one pure-play OpenStack
company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and
support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis
than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack
at scale. Among the top five companies worldwide in contributing open
source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy
some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as AT&T, Cisco
WebEx, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Red Hat,
Sprint and Verizon. Mirantis is venture-backed by Dell, Intel, Red
Hat, SAP and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visit
www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit. 
Contact Information
Yotam Levy for Mirantis
650.319.8604 ext. 102
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