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Linux Foundation Increases Access to IT Courses with Materials Available in Spanish and Portuguese

By 2015-07-148月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Essential of Systems Administration course now available in multiple languages, increasing opportunities for early career IT professionals to learn Linux

SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 14, 2015The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its LFS201 course, Essentials of Linux System Administration, is now available in Spanish. A Portuguese version will be available in the coming months. The course comes bundled with a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam, enabling students to demonstrate their expertise to potential employers.

The Linux Foundation is seeing increasing interest among early career IT professionals for basic Linux system administration (SysAdmin) skills as an entry point for a lucrative career. Because Spanish is second only to English as the most popular language among students who have registered for this course to date, The Linux Foundation is starting with Spanish and Portuguese in its effort to make Linux learning materials more available to an international community.

“Talent knows no boundaries and neither does Linux. With demand for Linux professionals growing, The Linux Foundation aims to support those who want to pursue a career in Linux, no matter where they are,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “Essentials of Linux System Administration course is perfect place to start for anyone who wants to pursue a career in IT and is looking for the most lucrative path forward. We’re pleased to extend this opportunity in more languages.”

The 2015 Linux Jobs Report shows 50 percent of hiring managers plan to hire more Linux professionals than in 2014, but 88 percent report difficulty in finding qualified individuals to fill these positions. LFS201 provides students with the knowledge necessary to start as job as an entry level Linux system administrator, and to complete the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. 44 percent of hiring managers saying they’re more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification, and 54 percent expect either certification or formal training of their SysAdmin candidates, making this program even more valuable.

The Linux Foundation’s Certification exams are distribution-flexible, performance-based and available anytime, anywhere. Introduced just last year, certification from The Linux Foundation has quickly become widely respected and recognized as representing the best of the best rising up through the ranks of the world’s SysAdmins and engineers. For more information about Linux Foundation Certification, please visit:

Those new to Linux who may not be ready for LFS201 can start their education with LFS101x – Intro to Linux. This course is offered for free by The Linux Foundation in partnership with edX. For more information or to enroll, visit

LFS201 in Spanish, bundled with a certification exam, is open for enrollment now for the introductory price of $299 (regularly $499) through August 31. Also through August 31, the course alone – without a certification exam – is being offered for only $99. For more information and to register, please visit The course is available in English on The Linux Foundation training website ( and from edX (

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at

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