EXIN Foundation Certificate in OpenStack Software

EXIN Foundation Certificate in OpenStack Software


OpenStack is a free and open-source cloud computing software platform. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects that controls pools of processing, storage and networking resources throughout a data center.

Due to the open-source character of OpenStack, the software is continually improved and functionality is added. In ‘Exam content’ the current basis of the exam can be found. There are no exam literature references due to the continual change. Up-to-date content documentation can be found on

EXIN Foundation Certificate in OpenStack requires knowledge about the fundamental concepts of OpenStack and an understanding of the architecture, design and deployment of OpenStack. The candidate needs to have knowledge of Compute, Storage, Identity management, Networking and Support Services.


Target group

EXIN Foundation Certificate in OpenStack is intended for everyone who wants to learn more about OpenStack software. This module is suitable for beginners in OpenStack technology as well as the ones who design or build OpenStack infrastructure.
The following roles could be interested in this module: Architects, Solution Designers, Technical Consultants, Technical pre-sales and Solution Consultants.
Note: The current exam is both Havana and Juno compliant.



The OpenStack certificate is part of the EXIN qualification program and has been developed in cooperation with international experts in the field.


 e-CF Area   e-Competence e-1 e-2 e-3 e-4 e-5
BUILD B.1. Application Development          
B.2. Component Integration
B.4. Solution Deployment          
MANAGE   E.8. Information Security Management          

Legend for coverage

  General - The competence is covered at the level indicated
  Partial - The competence is covered to some extent
  Superficial - Relevant knowledge is covered to some extent
  The competence level is available in the framework
  The competence level is not available in the framework





Exam content

Candidates are tested on six categories:

1. What is OpenStack
2. OpenStack Compute
3. OpenStack and Storage
4. OpenStack Identity Management
5 OpenStack Networking
6. OpenStack Support Services


Exam Details

Number of questions: 40
Pass mark: 65% (26 out of 40)
Open book/notes: no
Electronic equipment/aides permitted: no


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