Red Hat and DigitalThink Announce Complete eLearning Series

Research Triangle Park

United States, December 4, 2000

Customers can now prepare for Red Hat's RHCE certification via eLearning, expanding options for customers worldwide

The new series covers the standard track of Red Hat's widely attended live classroom training courses for its leading RHCE certification and training program. New e-learning RHCE courses now available include two e-learning courses covering RH033 Introduction to Red Hat Linux, four courses covering RH133 Red Hat Linux System Administration, and four courses covering RH253 Red Hat Linux Networking and Security. These e-learning courses can be taken separately or as an entire series.

Red Hat's leading e-learning program is developed in partnership with DigitalThink, the leader in complete e-learning solutions and innovator of the top-rated on-line learning environment for technical training via the web. All of Red Hat's online courseware will be maintained and updated by DigitalThink according to Red Hat's direction.

"Red Hat e-learning for the RHCE series is the first of its kind," said Peter Childers, Vice President, Red Hat Global Learning Services. "Customers can now choose any combination of live classroom or e-learning offerings at redhat.com to prepare for the RHCE Exam. We continue to focus on providing the highest quality learning options and most complete coverage that our customers ask for, to build skills on Red Hat Linux as well as other open source applications, tools, and internetworking technologies."

"Red Hat's certification curriculum is ideally suited to an e-learning environment," said Mike Lodato, vice president for market development at DigitalThink. "DigitalThink's partnership with Red Hat is a brilliant combination of the leading Linux solutions provider and best-of-breed e-learning expertise, resulting in an effective business solution for companies and individuals alike."

Red Hat e-learning is a self-paced, technically advanced, results-oriented interactive learning experience delivered 100% via the internet. Each module of the Red Hat e-learning RHCE series provides top quality command line simulations, modularized learning, and automated quizzes and scoring. Students can view their progress continuously. Live on-line tutors grade exercises and answer questions over e-mail, and students may interact through e-mails and discussion forums.

Red Hat's RHCE, now two years old and available worldwide, is a performance-based certification to test actual competency in managing Linux servers for enterprise roles. Participants can take the RHCE Exam at any Red Hat facility or Red Hat Certified Training Partner facility worldwide.

Other Red Hat e-learning offerings, also powered by DigitalThink, include C, C++ Programming, Perl, Java, and OO programming, as well as other prerequisite courses of interest to developers, web technologists, and network administrators. For more information on Red Hat's e-learning courses, please visit http://www.redhat.com/training/elearning.


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