"On stage, IBM was busy pushing new products into the Linux
spotlight. But behind the curtains, Big Blue was promoting new
education, certification and business relationships that could grow
the market for certified Linux professionals."
"As IBM general manager Buell G. Duncan III puts it,
"Education is key to the new IBM." Duncan's statement was a
direct reference to IBM's decision to offer classroom, satellite
and Web-based courses on both Linux and open source."
"These classes aren't set in a vacuum. They lead to either a
Linux Professional Institute certification or a Red Hat Certified
Engineer. But it doesn't end there. The training programs also can
lead partners to a new IBM certification, dubbed Certified for
E-business Solution Technologist. To attempt this certification,
you'll need a background in open source, Linux, WebSphere, DB2,
XML, the AS/400 or the RS/6000."
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