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TheAge.com.au: Open source turns the training tables

Feb 26, 2002, 13:38 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Wilson)
"While the training market for proprietary operating systems has shrunk during the past 12 months, demand for Linux training seems to have escaped the downturn. Les Bell, author of several Linux books, believes it is growing, and is launching two Linux Professional Institute certification courses in Sydney and Melbourne.

"The market for training, like all IT, is a bit soft," he says. "But for Linux training it's still growing slowly. We get people from all areas - government, medical small business and corporates."

The Linux education market turns out to be very different from the certification-driven world of commercial vendor product training. This is because training for Linux is mainly seen as a skills acquisition exercise rather than a prudent career move."

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