Red Hat has rolled out its Red Hat Academy programme in Europe to deliver a Linux curriculum to secondary schools and help further popularise open source software.
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The new programme is in addition to the company's existing Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams, which are available worldwide.
“Red Hat created Red Hat Academy as a way to partner with academic institutions to bring Linux and open source skills to an ever increasing number of students,” said Jasmine Huxtable-Wright, director of global learning services for Red Hat Europe.
“Expansion into Europe ensures that more and more students will be equipped to enter the workforce with requisite Linux skills and hands-on experience with open source software,” she said.
The Red Hat Academy programme is taught by a certified computer instructor using Red Hat’s web-delivered, performance-based curriculum.
Four courses, ranging from Linux Essentials to Enterprise Security Administration, will be available this autumn. The curriculum content also prepares those students who wish to pursue the existing Red Hat certification exams.
The Academy programme is adapted to fit the needs of traditional academic institutions with longer course delivery times than the typical five-day IT training offered by Red Hat.