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BW: IBM to Deliver Red Hat Training and Certification Programs Worldwide

May 15, 2000, 20:24 (2 Talkback[s])

"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 facilities worldwide."

"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."

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