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Red Hat Launches Certification Programme in the UK

Offers Experienced Technical Professionals the Opportunity to Obtain Red Hat Linux Certified Engineer Status for the First Time in the UK

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, a leading developer and provider of Linux-based operating system solutions, has introduced the official Red Hat Certified Engineer qualification (RHCE) for technical professionals in the UK. The RHCE Rapid Track Certification Programme is a fast track certification programme for experienced Unix and Linux technical professionals wishing to obtain Red Hat Certified Engineer status.

Ian Cole, professional services and finance director for Red Hat Europe, said: "Providing training and certification for IT professionals is a strategic part of Red Hat's business model. We believe that building the skills set for Red Hat Linux in the UK and Europe is vital to the widespread adoption of our operating system."

The Red Hat Certified Engineer course is a five-day training and certification course designed to provide intensive hands-on training and certification on Red Hat Linux. The course covers Red Hat Linux installation, basic configuration and administration, advanced installation and configuration, X Windowing, standard networking services and systems administration and security. The RHCE Certification Exam is a practical test of a candidate's ability to implement Red Hat Linux in an operational environment.

Red Hat is offering the five-day course including the one day exam between October and December 1999 at a cost of £1,599 plus VAT at a location near London Heathrow. Experienced Linux programmers wishing to attempt theofficial Red Hat Certified Engineer certification exam without undertaking the course can sit the exam only at a cost of £485 plus VAT.

For more information about Red Hat certification courses and exams, please contact Joanne Philpott, Red Hat Europe, tel: 00 44 7714 299499 or email: jo@redhatuk.freeserve.co.uk.

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. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. 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.redhat.com

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