Red Hat Opens Training and Certification Centre in Madrid

Madrid

United States, October 3, 2008

The centre will offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware training courses to partners and customers

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the opening of a new Training and Certification Centre in Madrid. Located on-site at Red Hat's Madrid office, the new centre has the capacity to train fourteen people at one time and will offer Red Hat partners and customers a complete range of courses covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions.

The centre will provide training to individuals from across the Information Technology industry with a wide range of experience, ranging from students with limited Linux experience to advanced Linux users looking to improve their open source skills. Training participants will include Linux system and network administrators, systems engineers and IT consultants, as well as programmers, project managers and architects in Java programming environments and application server administrators.

“Technology training constitutes a very important part of the Red Hat business model and is one of the bases for its success”, said José Luis Ojer del Valle, business development manager for Red Hat Training and Certification. “We are committed to helping our customers and partners expand their technical skills and knowledge on Red Hat and JBoss solutions.”

More than 250,000 people have received Red Hat training worldwide, and more than 50,000 have been certified in two of the most successful Red Hat certifications: Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE). Spanish citizens account for around 300 of all certificate holders.

According to technology analyst firm IDC in its March 2007 white paper, “The Value of Proven Skills: The Impact of Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) on Enterprise IT Performance”, the RHCE certification is one of the best-valued certifications in the IT market, due to its methodology of practical nature and its contribution to staff productivity and the operational improvement of the organizations.1

Ojer continued, “As the adoption of Linux continues to grow, so does the demand for qualified technical staff worldwide. The effort in training made by Red Hat enables us to maintain a solid ecosystem that enables effective implementations for our customers."

For further information on the Red Hat training program and initial courses offered at the Madrid Training and Certification Centre, visit http://www.redhat.es/training/.

About Red Hat, Inc.
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1 IDC White Paper sponsored by Red Hat, The Value of Proven Skills: The Impact of Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) on Enterprise IT Performance, Doc #205750, March 2007