SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

January 28, 2015 09:46 ET

The Linux Foundation's New Self-Paced Essentials of System Administration Online Course Paves Way for Certified Linux Professionals

Prep Course Comes Bundled With a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Exam, Which Can Be Taken Anywhere, Any Time

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the launch of its new self-paced Essentials of System Administration course (LFS201), which comes bundled with a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. The full schedule of all 2015 Linux Foundation training courses is also now available.

LFS201 has been available previously as an instructor-led course in person or online, but will also now be offered online as a self-paced course. The course provides all the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified and to succeed in a career as a Linux SysAdmin. The Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin and Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exams were introduced just last year and are available anytime, anywhere, are performance based and distribution flexible. For more information or to register for the self-paced Essentials of Systems Administration course, please visit: http://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/system-administration-training/essentials-of-system-administration.

The Linux Jobs Report, year after year, shows demand for Linux professionals growing while hiring managers struggle to find enough talent to support open positions. Over the last year 300,000 students signed up for the free Introduction to Linux Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by The Linux Foundation and offered through the edX platform. Both demand and interest in learning Linux is high. The Linux Foundation this year will offer a combination of courses and learning opportunities to increase access to Linux knowledge and accelerate the career paths for systems administrators and developers.

"The best way to address the skills shortage in the Linux community is to provide a variety of ways for people to learn Linux and to access the knowledge they need to advance their careers," said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. "The Linux Foundation will continue to explore new ways to deliver Linux learning materials, and increase opportunities for professionals who want to advance the world's largest collaborative development project."

The Linux Foundation will offer in 2015 more in-person classes in the US and Europe to increase access to the most popular Linux Foundation courses, such as Developing Device Drivers for Linux, Linux Network Management, Linux Performance Tuning, and Linux Security. These classes often fill up quickly, so an increased frequency will enable more students to access this important training material. The Linux Foundation will also continue to offer courses during Linux Foundation events around the world, such as LinuxCon and CloudOpen, enabling attendees to get the benefits of attending a conference, as well as a dedicated training course, in a single trip.

Other popular courses, such as Linux Security, Linux Performance Tuning, Embedded Linux Development with the Yocto Project, Linux KVM Virtualization and more are also available for enrollment now. The full schedule of courses can be found at http://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/find-linux-training-courses.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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