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Red Hat Updates Red Hat Academy, Brings Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Technology Education to Secondary and Higher Ed Students

01-15-2014 06:20 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Iain Gray, vice president, Global Services, Red Hat

Iain Gray, vice president, Global Services, Red Hat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 14th January, 2014 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced updates to Red Hat Academy, the company’s open source education program that offers turnkey curriculum materials for educational programs in global secondary and higher education institutions. Red Hat has expanded Red Hat Academy to include content on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat JBoss Middleware, making Red Hat Academy the first program of its kind to offer an organized OpenStack offering, including a curriculum for instructors, textbooks, and labs, to high school and higher educational institutions.

For more than a decade, Red Hat Academy has outfitted schools with hands-on curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and educator training and support. Red Hat Academy’s 100 percent web-based curriculum helps create proven competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.

In its original iteration, Red Hat Academy included only Linux curriculum. With today’s announcement, Red Hat Academy now includes:

Expanded content covering many of Red Hat’s most popular platform, middleware and cloud technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux Administration, Red Hat JBoss Administration, Red Hat JBoss Development, and Red Hat OpenStack Enterprise Administration.

New and redesigned web-based and mobile-friendly textbooks.

New tests and quizzes with performance tracking.

A new skills application lab system with self-checking performance feedback.

Certification exams upon completion of course work in most areas.

Collaboration with Red Hat through Red Hat Academy includes classroom labs that provide a hands-on environment for learning and performing skills, as well as a self-checking function for immediate feedback. Participating students receive a voucher to take the Red Hat certification exam associated with the course they completed. Once certified, the student is enrolled in the Red Hat Certification Forum, connecting them to other Red Hat Certified Professionals and employers seeking certified professionals.

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Iain Gray, vice president, Global Services, Red Hat
“Red Hat Academy provides computer science programs a comprehensive curriculum preparing students for the information technology profession. For students interested in systems administration, web development, or cloud computing, Red Hat Academy provides curriculum and certifications on current and emerging technologies, and we view the program as an opportunity to help develop the critical skillsets that will help drive the future of the technology industry.”

Lee Toderick, instructor, Department of Technology Systems, East Carolina University
“Red Hat Academy has provided our students with the latest curriculum and labs for Linux Systems Administration and Systems Engineer skills. Our students graduate with skills in demand in the latest Data Centers, and are hired by financial and investment institutions, leading computer manufacturers, and health care organizations.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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