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HP Education partners with EXIN to introduce the first vendor-neutral OpenStack certification


Guest post by Kelly Baig, TS Education Services


Earlier this year, the HP Education team partnered with EXIN to introduce the EXIN Certification in OpenStack ®Software. The Foundation-level exam is the first and only, vendor-neutral certification for OpenStack to be offered by an independent examination institute.


To support the certification, HP offers pure vendor-neutral OpenStack training with more course content than any other vendor, covering Neutron, Swift and Cinder. Our three-day OpenStack Fundamentals course is a good starting point. It offers virtual lab access and virtual instructor-led training options – precisely what HP Education provides for all of its training. If you are experienced in OpenStack, you might find the four-hour delta course interesting as it covers the latest updates to OpenStack architecture. HP also offers a four-hour exam prep seminar, if you need to get ready for the exam and need a course review.


After the Foundation exam, HP offers a series of OpenStack courses which cover the details of Neutron, Swift and Cinder. This curriculum will, in the future, culminate in an Expert level certification exam – again partnering with EXIN to provide the first and only vendor-neutral certification for OpenStack at the expert as well as foundation levels.

As EXIN explains it, “EXIN’s Foundation level OpenStack exam is a true vendor-neutral product. HP has been an important technology partner for the transmission of hands-on and up-to-date market knowledge, and HP is EXIN’s launching partner for worldwide distribution of the Foundation Certification in OpenStack Software exams through their global HP Education Services organization.”


To view HP course schedules for OpenStack, and to register, visit the H6C68S Fundamentals of OpenStack Technology webpage (


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Special Opportunity Available

In some cities in the US, be on the look-out for a special discount offer coming your way from HP and the OpenStack Foundation. This offer provides a free exam voucher and free prep course, in addition to 15 percent off the HP Foundations course if you need a refresher.


If you are fortunate enough to receive it, the vendor-neutral OpenStack® training bundle from HP includes:

  • Attendance in the three-day H6C68s Fundamentals of OpenStack® Technology (vendor neutral, open-source) course in the US or Canada
  • Free Exam voucher for the EXIN Foundation Certification in OpenStack® Software exam (valued at $184 USD)
  • Free access to the four-hour H8Q15S EXIN Foundation Certificate in OpenStack®: Exam Preparation Seminar (valued at $200 USD)


Depending on the response that we receive, the HP Education will consider extending this offer to other cities. So, if you like the sounds of this offer, please let us know.


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