Unlocking new careers in Open Source with Red Hat Academy

Information Technology Institute success story

In 2020, Information Technology Institute (ITI) in Egypt decided to integrate Red Hat Academy coursework into its undergraduate programs. Since then over 500 students have taken RHA courses, with half going on to achieve certification. Today they are employed in a range of open source fields at multinational companies, including system administration, DevOps and IoT development. Here is the story of the partnership.

Information Technology Institute (“ITI”) is a pioneering national institute with regional influence and international connections. Since its establishment in 1993, ITI has been devoted to providing a large pool of youth with world-class human capacity building programs in an empirical learning approach to profoundly scale up the impact of the aspiring Egyptian youth in the ICT workplace. ITI mission is to support Egyptian youth to improve their career opportunities by developing their skills and prepare them for the highly demanded job profiles.
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What students say:

My onboarding process with Vodafone was much easier and faster because of my training with Red Hat Academy.

Abdelrahman Mostafa
Former RHA student at ITI, Software engineer at Vodafone Egypt,
Completed Red Hat System Administration I, II.

What educators say:

Red Hat Academy brings together everything that is great about Red Hat - their products, learning methodologies and professionalism.

Heba Saleh, PhD,
Chairwoman at Information Technology Institute (ITI), Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Technology (MCIT)

What Red Hatters say:

There is a huge skills gap in the IT market. Red Hat Academy provides undergraduates with the skills and knowledge they need for the job market, and connects them with employers all around the world.

Noha Kadry
RHA Program manager Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Pakistan

Why Red Hat Academy?

Red Hat Academy meets the demand of the industry providing job-relevant skills and an industry-leading curriculum

Career paths

Flexible hands-on lab environments
High-demand course content
Certifications and preliminary exams

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Learning paths

Core System Administration
Cloud computing
Application development

Career benefits

Work efficiency
Fast onboarding
Higher productivity

What’s in for my business?

Red Hat Academy provides free training to educational institutions to meet the demands of the IT industry . A recent IDC research reveals how Red Hat Training and Certification improves business outcomes.


three-year return on investment (ROI) from increased productivity gains and optimized IT infrastructure costs


increase in DevOps team productivity–leading to faster release of applications, features, and services


faster path to full productivity when new hires train before onboarding

Red Hat Academy

Red Hat Academy partners with academic institutions around the world to provide the next generation of IT talent with free access to a range of Red Hat’s training courses and certification exams

Red Hat Academy Talent Network

Red Hat Academy Talent Network connects students who have completed Red Hat training with employers from Red Hat and our partners around the world, creating a pool of enterprise-ready talent for the jobs of tomorrow