CloudStack Traning & Certification

Apache CloudStack training, for the Apache CloudStack Certification, provides student with the knowledge to run the open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform CloudStack. CloudStack manages and orchestrates pools of storage, network, and computer resources to build a public or private IaaS compute cloud.

With CloudStack you can:

Description Days Price (exc vat)

Cloudstack Training course*

R 18,000 $ 1,600
  • Lunch, refreshments and training material included.
  • Class start at 9:00am for 9:30am
This course prepares students to write the
Apache Cloud Stack Certification!


The course is advanced level training CloudStack Implementation and Adminstration.It is intended for any IT professionals like Storage Administrator, Unix Administrator, Windows Administrator, Linux Administrator , Network Administrator.


Knowledge of basic Linux or Unix commands highly recommended .However not mandatory, any non Unix or Linux server administrators can attend the training, as we take care some basic commands.

  • Set up an on-demand elastic cloud computing service.
  • Allow end-users to provision resources.

1. General Knowledge (10%)

  • 1.1 Apache CloudStack Overview
    • 1.1.1 Apache CloudStack Overview
      • Candidates should have the knowledge of Apache CloudStack licensing and an overview of the project and the product.

2. Component Architecture (40%)

  • 2.1 Component Specifications and Features
    • 2.1.1 Management Units of Apache CloudStack
      • Candidates should have the knowledge of management units of CloudStack.
        • Clusters
        • Pods
        • Zones
        • Regions
    • 2.1.2 Management Server, Host, Storage
      • Hardware and OS requirements
      • Hypervisor Types (VMWare vSphere, KVM, XenServer, Hyper-V, OVM)
      • Features of the Management Server
      • Database specification
      • Features of Hosts
      • Features of the Primary Storage
      • Features of the Secondary Storage
      • The Usage Server
    • 2.1.3 SystemVMs, Virtual Routers
      • Console Proxy VM
      • Secondary Storage VM
      • Virtual Routers
      • DHCP, DNS, Static NAT, VPN, Load Balancer
      • Firewall, Port Forwarding
  • 2.2 System Design and Building Environment
    • 2.2.1 System design and Requirement
      • Sizing of Zones, Pods, Clusters, Hosts and Storage
      • Over-Provisioning
      • Tags on Host, Tags on Storage
      • Deployment of Virtual Machines
      • Design and Requirements
    • 2.2.2 Network Design
      • Network Model
      • Physical Network
      • Public Network, Guest Network
      • Management Network, Storage Network
      • IP Address Design
      • Labeling
      • Connection to an existing network
    • 2.2.3 System Reliability
      • Management Server Availability
      • Database Availability
      • Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery
    • 2.2.4 Installation and Configuration of Environment
      • Initialize and Configure Management Server(s), Hosts, Database and Storage
      • Preparing System VM templates

3. Working with CloudStack (30%)

  • 3.1 Management by Web UI
    • 3.1.1 Virtual Machine Volume Management
      • Virtual Machines
      • Virtual Disks
      • Templates, ISOs
      • Snapshots
    • 3.1.2 Network Management
      • Guest Network
      • Security Group
      • VPC
    • 3.1.3 User Management
      • User
      • Account
      • Domain
      • Project
    • 3.1.4 Monitoring
      • Dashboard
      • Event
  • 3.2 Administrator Settings
    • 3.2.1 Differences of Web UI based on the privileges
      • Differences of Web UI based on the privileges
    • 3.2.2 Global Settings
      • Global Settings
    • 3.2.3 Service Offerings
      • Computing Offering
      • System Offering
      • Disk Offering
      • Network Offering

4. Manage, Monitor and advanced use of CloudStack (20%)

  • 4.1 Operation and Monitoring
    • 4.1.1 Operation and Monitoring
      • Start/Stop CloudStack
      • Maintenance Mode
      • Backup
      • Update Installation
      • Resource Usage Metering
    • 4.1.2 Troubleshooting
      • Log
      • Troubleshooting on error cases
  • 4.2 API Usage
    • 4.2.1 API
      • Execute privilege of the API
      • How to Execute the API
      • Sync, Async Commands
Become a Certified Apache CloudStack Certified Professional
ACCEL (Apache CloudStack Certification) is a qualification certification for engineers involved in CloudStack system.

The ACCEL certifies an engineer that the individual has the following skills.

  • Skill of designing, deploying, and implementing a CloudStack system.
  • Skill of improving, operating and managing a CloudStack system with consulting ability.

Advantage of being certified as ACCEL Certified Professional

This proves that a certified professional has the following skills and knowledge.

  • Knowledge of Apache CloudStack
  • Can design and deploy a CloudStack based system
  • Can operate and manage a CloudStack based system
  • Is familiar with the internal structure of CloudStack
  • Can optimize the performance of a CloudStack based system
  • Can verify the use and condition of a CloudStack based system
  • Can troubleshoot a CloudStack based system

Suitable for

  • Engineers who work at cloud service providers, and system integrators
  • Engineers who work at the enterprises that deploy, operate, and manage private cloud systems
  • Training in-house IT professionals and individuals responsible for the development and operation of an organization's service infrastructure
  • People in charge of IT systems who are considering the migration of their organization's internal IT infrastructure onto a cloud platform
  • Individuals wishing to advance their careers as cloud infrastructure engineers

"Come and get certified"