Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Singapore will be the hub for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Open Source education services for ASEAN. Red Hat Learning Services in Singapore will be delivered� by Red Hat, offering enhanced choice and availability of hands-on Red Hat training courses and the acclaimed Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certifications. Additionally, the highly accredited Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification will, for the first time, be made available to the ASEAN IT professional market via the Red Hat learning hub in Singapore.
Reinforcing its commitment to Singapore and the ASEAN region, this strategic move features the opening of the Red Hat learning hub in Singapore, and career opportunities for Red Hat� trainers, consultants and other professional positions. This announcement follows closely after Red Hat’s move of its Asia Pacific headquarters to Singapore, and the recent appointment of Jamie Pride, Director for Asia Pacific Services, to lead the charge in developing Red Hat Services in this region.
"Globally, we witness Linux certifications gaining significant traction among IT professionals. Companies today are seeing the benefits of adopting Open Source technology, and there is a growing demand for certified Red Hat Linux professionals. As the Linux and IT job markets continue to gain momentum in Singapore and the region, we foresee the market need for a full spectrum of Red Hat training courses that lead to the RHCA certification. Our courses and examinations are also industry-recognized; they are CITREP certified, after having met stringent National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) criteria," said Jamie Pride, Asia Pacific services director for Red Hat.
"Red Hat has trained over 120,000 and certified over 23,000 IT professionals globally. Red Hat certifications count as one of the top 10 based on a CRN 2004 certification study," added Peter Childers, vice president of Global Learning Services at Red Hat.� "Red Hat's Enterprise Architect courses provide in-depth, hands-on training for senior Linux system administrators responsible for the deployment and management of many systems in large enterprise environments. RHCA is the most recognized and mature certifications in the Linux space, and we are excited to be extending Red Hat Global Learning Services via our learning hub in Singapore."
More about Red Hat Certifications
Red Hat certifications are industry-acclaimed as the best for Linux. Training programs are performance-based with hands-on lab exams, and offer the most current and accurate hands-on training courses for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat’s education services, known internationally as Global Learning Services, design and deliver training courses and certifications targeted at end-users, large system integrators and government bodies. Global Learning Services offer a wide array of courses to meet the diverse training needs of its customers. The courses span topics such as desktop essentials, system administration, advanced enterprise deployment, development, and security.
Red Hat’s courses and examinations have met stringent National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) criteria, are CITREP certified. Participants who are eligible for the grant may enjoy a 50% rebate on course and examination fees.*
The certifications include:
- RED HAT CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN (RHCT)
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) is regarded as the best first step in establishing Linux credentials and is an ideal initial certification for those transitioning from non-UNIX�/ Linux environments.
- RED HAT CERTIFIED ENGINEER (RHCE)
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) has been earned by over 13,000 Linux experts and is referred to as "crown jewel of Linux certifications", independent surveys have ranked the RHCE program Number One in all of IT.
- RED HAT CERTIFIED ARCHITECT (RHCA)
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) is the capstone certification to RHCT and RHCE, the most acclaimed certification in the Linux space.
For identification of course level, Red Hat free online pre-assessment tests can be found at www.redhat.com/apps/training/assess.
* CITREP terms and conditions apply
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