Red Hat Goes Orange


United States, April 10, 2002

Red Hat expands RHCE training into the Netherlands

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced the availability of local language training and certification for the RHCE programme in the Netherlands. The new Dutch facility, based in Zoetermeer outside Amsterdam, will offer the full range of Red Hat training programmes in Dutch by local trainers. This adds Dutch to the European language training opportunities available in Red Hat facilities across Europe including France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain and the UK.

The Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) programme is named by CertCities as one of the "10 hottest certifications in IT" - the only Linux training programme to rank alongside other mainstream IT administrator certifications such as those from Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun. The high-level programme tests hands-on skills, meaning that RHCEs must pass a performance-based exam that measures actual competencies in Linux systems and network administration on live computer equipment. Since its inception in January 1999, more than 8,500 people have taken the RHCE examination, with over 5,000 successfully being certified. The RHCE programme is the most mature industry-standard Linux certification and the only world-recognised performance-based certification programme for any OS.

"Linux is the fastest growing OS and is rapidly being adopted by enterprises worldwide. Indeed, in the Netherlands we're seeing blue-chip enterprises such as Shell migrate their IT systems over to Red Hat Linux," said Jasmine Huxtable-Wright, EMEA Training and Business Development Manager. "This move of Linux into the enterprise means that now more than ever IT professionals and employers are insisting on high quality and consistent programmes on Linux systems administration, open source applications and development. We're excited to be reinforcing the existing RHCE training offered by our partners in the Netherlands with the opening of this new Red Hat facility. It's real evidence of the commitment Red Hat is making to the Dutch market."

Courses available in Dutch at Red Hat's Zoetermeer facility include:


  • Red Hat Certified EngineerTM (RHCE)
    The most mature and respected training and certification program in the Linux space.
    Skills Courses
    For professionals new to Linux or transitioning from other operating systems.

    Future courses to be offered in Dutch by Red Hat will include:

  • Security Courses
    Hands-on security courses deploying features and capabilities found in Red Hat Linux.
  • Developer Courses
    Tracks for kernel and device driver developers and for application and GUI programmers.
  • eBusiness Courses
    Hands-on intensive Apache courses for e-business professionals.
  • Workshops
    Hands-on lab-intensive courses designed to build practical skills on Clustering and other services.

For more information on the RHCE programme, course descriptions and facility locations, please see


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