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Red Hat Academy Kicks Off in Singapore with Nanyang and Temasek Polytechnics Tie Up

Academy will produce up to 120 Red Hat Certified Technicians a year, contributing to pool of Linux-trained professionals here

Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the world's
leading provider of open source solutions today announced partnership
agreements with Nanyang Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic
respectively, kicking off the industry acclaimed Red Hat Academy in
Singapore. The agreements reaffirm Red Hat’s continued commitment to
support Linux and open source education by not only educating
Singapore’s future IT managers on open source fundamentals, but also
inspiring new open source development and entrepreneurship here.



Led by the School of Information Technology in Temasek Polytechnic and
the School of Engineering in Nanyang Polytechnic (both of which,
already offer basic Linux course modules), Red Hat Academy programme
will be offered to promising students who want to attain
industry-recognition in the form of the Red Hat certification.



“Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the world and is used
in many applications and IT infrastructures, including mission-critical
ones. However, a more rapid and widespread enterprise adoption has been
impeded by the lack of Linux-trained IT professionals, and we see this
as an opportunity for Red Hat to play a role in developing the
Singapore workforce. Our objective is also to ensure that the right
caliber of Linux-certified IT professionals enter the workforce; and
Red Hat’s high-quality curriculum and rigorous exam formats will ensure
this objective is met”, said Steve McWhirter, Red Hat’s Vice President,
Asia Pacific.



Red Hat Academy, part of Red Hat’s Global Leaning Services, is an
acclaimed training program designed to enable teachers in tertiary
institutions to train students to be Linux proficient. The program
delivers high quality, up-to-date and hands-on IT curricula based on
Red Hat's operating system and open source technologies. Exams will be
administered and conducted by Red Hat Certified Examiners to ensure and
maintain internationally-high standards. Red Hat certifications are
well-known for their rigorous and demanding practical examinations -
students are challenged with a grueling three-hour pure practical Red
Hat Certified Technician Certification Lab Examination. Red Hat will
also be sponsoring the examination fees for the top five graduates from
the Red Hat Academy programme from each polytechnic.



Commenting on Nanyang Polytechnic’s relationship with Red Hat, Edward
Ho, Deputy Principal/Technology, NYP said, “We are pleased to
collaborate with Red Hat to spearhead open source software development
in Singapore through the Academy programme. This collaboration enables
us to further develop our capabilities in open source technologies and
equip our students with critical IT skills relevant to industry's
needs."



Reinforcing its support for Red Hat Academy, Ms Lim Sok Keow, Director,
Temasek Information Technology School said”,Temasek Polytechnic
has

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