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Linux Foundation Makes IT Training More Accessible With New Spanish and Portuguese-Language Certification Exams and System Administration Course

By 2015-08-048月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Ability to study and become certified in their native language will enable more people than ever to join the ranks of the world’s best Linux professionals

SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 4, 2015 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exams are available in Spanish and Portuguese and its LFS201 course, Essentials of Linux System Administration, is also available in Portuguese. The LFS201 course comes bundled with a LFCS exam, enabling students to demonstrate their expertise to potential employers.

The Linux Foundation just last month launched its first-ever foreign language course, Essentials of System Administration in Spanish, which is second only to English as the most requested language for Linux training. The same course is now available in Portuguese to address the huge demand for Linux-trained IT professionals in Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking regions. The course will serve as an entry point for a lucrative career for early career IT professionals by providing students with the basic Linux skills necessary for an entry-level SysAdmin position.

Additionally, LFCS exam takers can now choose to view the questions on their exam in Spanish or Portuguese. Exam registration, setup, interface, and proctoring will still be conducted in English so basic knowledge of English is required, but the translation of questions addresses a common request from certification exam takers who feel they would be able to demonstrate their skills better when responding to questions in their native language.

All Linux Foundation training and certification programs are designed for use with RedHat, SUSE and Ubuntu as well as similar distributions, so users can be confident that they’ll develop the skills they need on the distribution they prefer. With research, including the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, showing growth in demand for Linux talent and difficulty amongst hiring managers in identifying qualified talent, these qualifications are more important than ever. In fact, 44 percent of hiring managers reported being more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification, and 54 percent expect either certification or formal training of their SysAdmin candidates.

“The Linux Foundation continues to look for ways to expand access to quality Linux training for people all around the world, and the launch of certification exams and Essentials of System Administration in Spanish and Portuguese is the next logical step,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “Brazil and Latin America are expected to add hundreds of thousands of IT jobs in the coming years, and this course will help enable anyone who wants to compete for one of those positions to do so.”

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:

LFS201 in Portuguese, bundled with a certification exam, is open for enrollment now for the introductory price of $149 (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 and Spanish on The Linux Foundation training website ( and English from edX (

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

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