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PR: UIUC Announces Availability of Online Linux System Administration Courses Series

May 13, 2002, 23:30 (8 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Paul Cobia for this link. ]

The University of Illinois Office of Continuing Education this week announced the availability of a new online Linux System Administration Certification Course Series. The University of Illinois is offering the course series in conjunction with Useractive Inc, creator of the only Web-based approach to IT learning that combines online instruction with an integrated virtual lab environment where users learn by doing.

For the first time, individuals interested in learning Linux and Unix system administration skills can do so through University of Illinois certified online instruction. The course series is targeted at both beginning and intermediate Linux/Unix users.

The new course series is delivered via a unique learning environment available through any Web browser and combines the accessibility of online learning with the effectiveness of hands-on lab tools and personal coaching. The Useractive IT Learning Sandbox provides a total learning experience that includes online delivery of course content; a real-time hands-on Unix lab environment where students apply new skills; and interactive mentoring and coaching from expert instructors.

"Skills-based subject matter requires an effective lab environment in which students can practice and apply new concepts,: said Paul Cobia, Director of Marketing at the Office of Continuing Education. "This new course series provides valuable Linux and Unix system administration skills through convenient and effective online instruction. The critical real-time access to an actual lab environment makes the Useractive solution we've chosen unique in online education."

University of Illinois Certified Linux Instruction

Students enrolling in the new courses receive University of Illinois Continuing Education Credits and can earn a Certificate of Completion from the University of Illinois after finishing the Linux course series. The course series was developed for individuals and corporations that desire convenient, effective and accessible IT instruction. The new course series complements existing online courses from the University of Illinois and Useractive including courses teaching HTML, DHTML, XML, Java, JavaScript, CGI, SQL, PHP, C, C++ and VBScript.

"Useractive is honored to have been chosen by the University of Illinois to provide the online Linux course series," said Pat Brown, Useractive President and CEO. "This newest addition to the University of Illinois/Useractive partnership in online technical training represents a continuing focus on student oriented, highly effective e-learning."

The Linux series comprises four courses that span Linux/Unix administration skills from basic to complex and is targeted at individuals with basic computer knowledge who want to acquire system administrator skills.

Specific content includes the fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating system from basic systems administration to key services such as email, Web, and DNS. More advanced courses in the series teach critical system administration skills such as developing and using shell scripts.

Additional information on this course series is available at www.conted.uiuc.edu/chicago/unix.html

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