Taste of Training, Summit 2015


This year, I had a chance to help out with the training labs at Red Hat Summit, something I had never done before. As a solutions architect, Its always good to interact with customers and see our products in action. The learning labs were a lot of fun and a resounding success.

There are 3 different ways to get a taste of training at Summit this year.  Our Global Learning Services teams did an outstanding job of setting up the training venue. The large area included a briefing room where Red Hat instructors held informative sessions all day. Here’s the full schedule of scheduled briefings:


There are also 3 classrooms set up for hands-on labs. Hands-on labs are led by certified Red Hat Instructors, and they closely mimic the Red Hat training experience in an actual classroom setting. Each “classroom” had approximately 30 seats–which really filled up fast. I recommend pre-registratering for these, to make sure you get a seat. You can pre-register through the Red Hat Summit mobile app. Learn more about hands-on labs:



The last way to get a taste of Red Hat training at Summit is with proctored, self-paced labs. This is a more informal way of getting your hands dirty with Red Hat technology. In the training area, there are several pods set up with mini training environments. There are over 70 different labs available that attendees can participate in. The 9 lab topics are:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)satellite
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat JBoss Middleware
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Open Stack Platform
  • OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat
  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtulization

To start, grab a printed-out lab exercise, find an empty station, and get to work. There are several proctors floating around the area happy to help out if you run into any issues. Self-paced labs are a really unique way of experiencing the software you have been hearing about all week.

If you are at Summit, there’s still opportunities to participate. Come up to Ballroom B & C on the second floor and check it out.


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