Aptia, hastexo, The Linux Foundaton, Mirantis, MorphLabs, Piston, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and SwiftStack are among the first companies to make their courses searchable through the marketplace.
The launch of the marketplace comes as demand for OpenStack-based job skills has been widely reported, and OpenStack providers have launched courses to keep up with demand for training. Recently, Red Hat launched extended training and a certificate for its OpenStack technology. Mirantis closed $10 million in funding earlier this year to drive its OpenStack consultation and training services.
“The goal of the Foundation is to eliminate barriers to OpenStack adoption, create more OpenStack experts and ensure that OpenStack has a positive impact on the careers of our community members,” Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation said in a statement. “We want to grow the community, accelerate the availability of training programs worldwide and help close the OpenStack job gap.”
The marketplace will serve as a central portal for those looking for a list of available OpenStack training, and the Foundation has set out requirements that must be fulfilled by companies looking to offer courses in the Marketplace.
The Foundation says that the courses need to “provide a strong understanding of the OpenStack core projects based on a current version of the software, as well as cover community governance and contribution processes.”
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