Red Hat Japan's Partners Start to Offer Linux Training Courses

Tokyo

United States, January 11, 2000

Red Hat Japan, Inc., subsidiary of Red Hat, Inc.(NASDQ: RHAR) a leading provider of open source software solutions, today announced a decision made by several Red Hat's partners to offer Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) training and certification courses. Those partners include IBM Japan, Ltd. (www.ibm.co.jp), Global Knowledge Network Inc. Japan (www.globalknowledge.co.jp), Argotechnos21 Corporation (www.argotechnos.co.jp), SRA (Software Research Associates, Inc.) (www.sra.co.jp), Otsuka-shokai Co., LTD, CSK Corporation (www.csk.co.jp), 10art-ni Corporation (www.10art-ni.co.jp), dit Co., Ltd (www.dit.co.jp), FUJISOFT ABC Inc.(www.fsi.co.jp).Each partner will offer the courses according to their own schedule. For more information about the courses, please contact the above partners directly.

RHCE is a certificate given by Red Hat to engineers. It is to guarantee the necessary system management skills of a person who takes professional and technical responsibility for Red Hat Linux system management. RHCE has permeated and trusted worldwide as a technical standard for engineers dealing with Linux. In accordance with recent increasing demand for Linux or open source software, more people are interested in taking the training courses.

The partners appreciate the intensity and efficiency of the RHCE training courses, and so they have decided to provide the courses themselves. Thus, more people will be able to take the training. Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of open source software solutions, offers the Linux-based operating system software and various support and services. With RHCE, which guarantees the necessary skills of professional Linux engineers, Red Hat is firmly committed to creating comfortable environment for our users so that the users will be able to deal with Linux, open source software, with greater satisfaction.

About Red Hat Japan, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Red Hat Japan, Inc. is a Japanese corporation and 100 percent subsidiary of Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT) in the US. Red Hat Japan, Inc. provides Red Hat products, support, training, and services to customers in Japan.

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.redhat.com

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