Red Hat Expands RHCE Training to New Cities in Europe

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United States, March 20, 2001

New Facilities Expand Availability of Well-Known RHCE Training and Certification Programme, the Only Performance-Based OS Certification

Red Hat Europe, the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, announced today the expanded availability of its well-known RHCE training and certification programme, as well as other Red Hat training offerings. Red Hat training is now available in facilities in Dublin, Madrid, Manchester and Rome, in addition to the previously announced locations of Berlin, Essen, Guildford, Hamburg, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.


"These new locations extend Red Hat's training and certification programmes to more cities, giving our customers greater access right where they live and work," said Jasmine Huxtable-Wright, EMEA Training and Business Development Manager. "IT professionals and their employers have recognised the value and consistency of the RHCE Programme, as well as our commitment to providing the highest quality
programmes on Linux systems administration, open source applications and development."


New courses include: Apache Web Server, Firewalling, HA Clustering and Embedded System Engineering.


RHCEs must pass a performance-based exam that tests actual competencies in Linux systems and network administration on live computer equipment. Established in January of 1999, the RHCE programme is the most mature industry-standard Red Hat Linux certification curriculum and the only world-recognised performance-based certification programme for any OS.


Over 10,000 people have taken an official Red Hat training course in the RHCE track. More than 4000 students have taken the RHCE Exam, and 2500 have received RHCE certification.


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


About Red Hat, Inc.


Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT) offers users one single, trusted point of contact and a common plaform for developing, deploying and managing open source across Internet infrastructure and devices that connect to the Internet, ranging from small embedded devices to high availability clusters and integrated Web server/ecommerce OSes. The Red Hat Network, Red Hat's unique management technology, helps companies worldwide easily manage it all by delivering open source products, service, support and information on-line in real-time.


In addition to the award-winning Red Hat Linux server operating system, Red Hat offers Stronghold Secure Web Server and Credit Card Verification Software for secure e-commerce and is the principal provider of GNU-based developer tools and support solutions for a wide variety of embedded processors. Red Hat also provides run-time solutions such as Linux, eCos, Red Hat Embedded, the award-winning RedBoot, custom engineering services, support and training to organisations in all embedded and Linux markets.


Red Hat is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and has offices
worldwide. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, +1 919-547-0012.


Red Hat Europe was established in July 1999 with its European
headquarters based in Surrey, United Kingdom and offices throughout
Europe. Red Hat Linux is sold and supported through a number of major
distribution and industry partners throughout Europe and from
http://www.europe.redhat.com/shop


Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of the Year for four years
in a row, was given a productivity accolade in Software
Development's Jolt Awards, was named an environment/desktop finalist in
the Ziff-Davis European Excellence Awards, won the editor's
choice awards from the Linux Journal and Australian Personal Computing
magazines, and won the `Just Plain Cool' award from Australian
Personal Computing magazine. At March's LinuxWorld Expo, more than 8,000
members of the Linux community voted Red Hat a
`LinuxWorld Favourite'. Red Hat Linux recently won a Product Excellence
award from Software Development Magazine.

 


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