Apache CloudStack Certification (ACCEL)


The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Japan offer professional certification in Apache CloudStack. ACCEL (Apache CloudStack Certification Exam) is a professional examination and certification that demonstrates your technical ability and knowledge of open-source Apache CloudStack. Individuals certified by ACCEL can show that they are professionals with the technical ability required to deploy, operate and manage Apache CloudStack.

Exam Overview

This examination shows that a certified professional can demonstrate:

• Knowledge of Apache CloudStack
• Ability to design and deploy a CloudStack based system
• Ability to operate and manage a CloudStack based system
• Familiarity with the internal structure of CloudStack
• Ability to optimize the performance of a CloudStack based system
• Ability to verify the use and condition of CloudStack based system
• Ability to troubleshoot CloudStack based system

This is an on-line exam, there are 60 multiple-choice questions, and a score of approximately 60% is required to pass the examination. The duration is 90 minutes (80 minutes for the exam, and 10 minutes for administrative work, including examination explanation and signing NDA).

Training and preparation

ShapeBlue are a leading provider of professional CloudStack training. Our fast paced training courses will give you the core skills needed to build and operate your CloudStack cloud. Our instructors all have real-world CloudStack implementation experience and are regular contributors to the Apache CloudStack project. The courses are a combination of instructor led learning and hands-on labs.

There are no qualifications or work experience requirements to take the exam. However, we recommend candidates review the objectives, adequately prepare, and have a skill level at least equivalent to LPIC-1.

How to book the exam

You will need to register for a Linux ID (LPI-ID) here. Once you have this you can book the exam via Pearson Vue at a testing centre of your choice.

The ACCEL exam costs $150.00 USD (exc. tax) per exam.

For more information on the exam itself, including how to create your LPI-ID and book the exam, please see here.