Red Hat Announces Roll-out of First Courses in eLearning Curriculum

Red Hat's e-Learning Programming Courses are Now Available at Newly Updated Training Site


Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in open source internet infrastructure solutions, today announces the worldwide roll-out of the first suite of Red Hat's eLearning courses. The courses, focusing on key programming and scripting languages for web and internet applications, are the first phase of Red Hat's partnership with DigitalThink (NASDAQ: DTHK), the leader in eLearning for IT professionals. Red Hat is partnering with DigitalThink to build world-class eLearning for Linux, open source programming, tools, and applications.

The eLearning courses now available at Red Hat eLearning Central include C,C++ Programming, Java Programming, Object Programming, and Perl Programming. These new courses build prerequisite skills for Red Hat's Developer courses, as well as for e-commerce and advanced web server administration.

In the second phase, a complete eLearning course library will be launched in fall 2000 for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program, the most mature and respected training and certification program in the Linux space.

Red Hat's RHCE program offers performance-based certification to test actual competency in managing Linux servers for enterprise roles. The complete RHCE eLearning curriculum will provide the same objectives and coverage as the hands-on instructor-led classroom track, as well as other prerequisites in internet and open source technologies. These coordinated classroom and eLearning courses will provide unparalleled options for those wishing to prepare for RHCE.

"We are thrilled to launch Red Hat elearning with these high quality offerings on programming and scripting," said Peter Childers, Vice President of Red Hat Global Learning Services. "We look forward to the launch of the complete RHCE elearning curriculum at, to provide the ultimate in coordinated and flexible learning options that are customers are asking for, worldwide."

All Red Hat eLearning courses offer a self-paced, results-oriented, interactive learning experience delivered 100% via the Internet. Red Hat eLearning courses include realistic command-line simulations, on-line tutors who grade exercises and answer questions via e-mail, and student interaction with classmates through e-mails, discussions, and chat rooms.

To access Red Hat eLearning Central, go to

To access Red Hat Global Learning Services, go to

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