back to article OpenStack certification up for grabs - if you pass its Kobayashi Maru

You know a software technology has come of age when some vendor starts trying to make some coin selling certifications for it. And thus we know that the OpenStack cloud fluffer and puffer has finally come of age now that Rackspace Hosting, which founded the OpenStack project with NASA two summers ago, wants to help you get …


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  1. Nate Amsden Silver badge


    or maybe a poor choice of words

    The "Kobayashi Maru" was a "no win scenario" as described in Star Trek II...


    (can't believe that site still works first came across it 8-9 years ago)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't believe in the no-win scenario

    therefore I shall hack OpenStack and get a commendation for original thinking.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    no-win situation

    Can we use peek and poke?

  4. Mike Flex

    "if you pass the Star Trek-like Kobayashi Maru"

    If you can pass it, it's not Star Trek-like, as per the first comment.

    1. Remy Redert

      Re: "if you pass the Star Trek-like Kobayashi Maru"

      Actually, semantics difference there. You can pass the Kobayashi Maru, you cannot win it. Just because you lose the scenario doesn't mean you can't pass the test. It just means your ability to win wasn't what was being tested in the first place.

      The Star Trek Kobayashi Maru was after all a test of character.

  5. Michael Hoffmann

    Re: sub title

    There's Klingons in the starboard cluster, starboard cluster, starboard cluster....

    Staaaaar trecking, across the universe...

    1. Alistair

      Re: sub title

      Oh lord

      Thank you for the ear worm. At this hour.

      and sad to say -- thats buried somewhere in the mp3 collection.......

      The one with the "Cloud Administration for Dummies" manual please....

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