"Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the leading provider of open
source solutions for Internet infrastructure, today announced an
agreement with IBM to deliver Red Hat's leading Linux training and
certification program. Under the agreement, IBM, the world's
largest global IT training provider, will offer the hands-on,
real-world Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program at IBM
training centers around the world."
"The agreement, which follows a deal to pre-load Red Hat Linux
6.2 on IBM's Netfinity Servers, broadens the availability of the
popular RHCE program worldwide to meet the growing demand for
expertise in Linux, the fastest-growing server operating system.
The partnership pairs Red Hat's comprehensive Linux training and
certification program with the largest information technology
company in the world to meet worldwide users' growing demand for
open source expertise in today's enterprises. IBM Global Services
plans a rapid rollout of RHCE training and certification in all
major markets and languages. This effort will be supported through
Red Hat's capabilities for RHCE instructor training at Red Hat
"This agreement delivers IT professionals Red Hat's
highly-acclaimed certification program right to their backyard and
in some of the most advanced training centers in the world," said
Carolyn Sparano, business unit manager, Services, Red Hat, Inc.
"Time-pressed IT professionals who want to learn Linux-based
systems, further develop their Internetworking skills and achieve
credible certification now have real-world training conveniently
available to help them accelerate the adoption of open source
solutions within their organizations."