Open source has always been about democracy, openness, and opportunity. In keeping with that spirit, at Linux Foundation Training we’re working to make high-quality professional Linux training available worldwide. As part of that, we’re excited to be able to offer Linux Foundation Training in India through a regional Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner in the South Asia region.
India is second only to the United States in inquiries regarding Linux Foundation training and certification but ranks among the lowest in Linux certification exam enrollment. The feedback we have received is that this population of IT professionals sees the opportunities Linux training and certification present but hasn’t been able to pursue these programs due to cost barriers. This is why our Authorized Training Partners program exists.
What About My Region?
In the coming months, additional regions will be considered for a similar program to help increase access to Linux learning materials to anyone who seeks to pursue a lucrative IT career. We’ll also continue to run events like our Summer Training Sale throughout the year to give people a chance to get a great deal on our training courses.
Why Authorized Training Partners?
We truly are dedicated to making quality Linux training and certification available to as many people as possible. You may be familiar with some of our efforts:
We made our LFS101 Introduction to Linux course freely available on edX.org. More than 400,000 people are now enrolled and learning about Linux.
Every year we award Linux Foundation Training Scholarships to help deserving individuals get training that they would otherwise be unable to afford.
We released Linux Foundation Certification, which is the first performance-based Linux certification in the world. Now anyone with an Internet connection can get a top-quality Linux certification anytime, anywhere.
We developed LFS201 Essentials of System Administration as an e-learning course so that more people could learn the critical skills required to be a professional SysAdmin.
We’ve also translated the LFS201 course into Spanish (and soon, Portuguese as well) so that more people can learn Linux in their native language.
In the end, our goal is to promote the growth of Linux by ensuring that there are enough trained Linux professionals to meet the ever-growing need for Linux talent. That’s it! No tricks, no agendas, just really, really great Linux training and certification.
We’ll see you in class!
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