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Red Hat upgrades its Global Learning Services curriculum across EMEA

New Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4 courseware allows easier transition for Windows users.

MUNICH

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that it now offers its entire European Global Learning Services RHCE/RHCT curriculum on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4, the newest version of the company’s open source software. As part of the Global Learning Services upgrade, the company has also introduced new courseware to help systems administrators make the transition from Windows to secure operating systems based on enterprise Linux solutions more easily.



Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4 brings important new elements to the enterprise market, including enhanced security through the incorporation of SE Linux, substantial performance improvements particularly in I/O, storage and memory management, and major new features and functionality in the desktop. The universal adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4 within the training programme has allowed Red Hat to offer its new course (RH 035) targeting Windows systems administrators which introduces key differences in managing and administrating Linux from the perspective of an experienced Windows administrator.



"All our certifications are performance based. Many measure actual competency on live systems and for this reason are highly regarded within the IT industry," said Paul Salazar, Red Hat's Director of Marketing, EMEA. "Our newest systems administration course strengthens this tradition with its ability to provide Windows systems administrators with a means of bridging the knowledge gap between Windows and Linux. We can expect any student successfully completing RH 035 to be confident at a level just one class away from a fully-blown RHCT certification."



Red Hat training and accreditations are ranked as some of the best premier certifications in IT today for the quality of the exams, educational value and superiority overall. Acknowledged by many as being amongst the leading certifications for practical, hands-on training available on Linux anywhere, the courses have made significant contributions to the careers of thousands of IT professionals around the world. The Red Hat global training programme has already produced over 15,000 Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE) and 8,000 Red Hat Certified Technicians (RHCT) globally.



Red Hat is constantly developing its range of courses, the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification having recently become the highest grade of Linux certification available, requiring advanced skills in networking, security, systems management, storage and systems tuning.



For more information on training options offered by Red Hat, please visit http://www.redhat.com/training/





About Red Hat, Inc.



Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications, and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.europe.redhat.com



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