Cloud System Specialist


CENGN’s Cloud System Specialist program provides solid grounding in the essential concepts and hands-on skills required to work successfully in a cloud systems environment. Modules focus on:

  • Linux and open-source tools
  • Containerization with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Network configuration
  • Cloud deployment with OpenStack.

Participants perform multiple system-level configurations and learn how to install and manage applications through multiple methods.

Image of the Cloud system specialist badge This course features numerous hands-on labs that build practical skills across all topics in all modules. Labs are hosted on CENGN's multi-vendor cloud, giving learners access to live, state of the art infrastructure.

This training package includes one attempt for the CENGN Cloud System Specialist exam. Those who successfully complete the exam will earn a CENGN Cloud System Specialist certification and digital badge, which can be posted on LinkedIn and other social media.


Recommended Prequisites:

Moderate level of skill with Linux, networking, and virtualization

Duration: Learners will need approximately 60-70 hours to complete the course. Learners will have access to the online content and labs for 3 months.

Please note: Registration closes a week prior to start date.



  • Work with Linux file processing commands
  • Create and use SSH keys for remote access
  • Work with distributed revision control systems
  • Manage Docker containers
  • Explain key container concepts
  • Describe Kubernetes components and architecture
  • Create a single-node Kubernetes cluster
  • Work with standard Kubernetes objects
  • Create basic configurations and security settings on an IP network
  • Create networked VMs in OpenStack using Heat templates
  • Deploy an application using multiple methodologies



  • Software and network engineers moving into cloud systems
  • New grads in IT and networking
  • New hires in software and cloud


Delivery Mode

  • Learn on your own schedule with self-paced online training and labs.


Featured Instructor

The CENGN Academy team of subject matter experts will be available to support you while you take this course. We will answer your questions, confirm your labs, and check in with you after your course to assist with your badge exam preparations. Contact details will be provided when the course begins.


This course is offered through B2B Group Training, upon request. Please submit a group training request