SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program. It is also today announcing a new Enterprise Linux Training program aimed at preparing the next generation of enterprise architects.
Dice.com reported this year that Linux job postings on the site have reached an all-time high, further illustrating the soaring demand for Linux-related talent. The 2012 Linux Jobs Report released in February also pointed to a lucrative year ahead for Linux talent professionals: 81 percent of recruiters surveyed for the report said that hiring Linux is a priority in 2012, while 85 percent said finding Linux talent is difficult. When they do find it, they’re offering above normal pay increases and more perks to Linux professionals.
The Linux Foundation aims to help meet this demand by providing Linux training opportunities direct from the source. The annual Scholarship Program extends the reach of these Linux training opportunities by awarding five scholarships to computer science students, Linux developers and architects who show incredible promise for helping to shape the future of Linux but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses. Each scholarship will cover the expense for one course from The Linux Foundation's course catalog, a value averaging more than $2,500.
Scholarship applicants are invited to fill out a brief submission form online at:https://training.linuxfoundation.org/2012-linux-training-scholarship-program Winners will be selected based on demonstrated need, proven interest in working on Linux and their vision for the future of the operating system.
Submissions are due by 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 and will be reviewed by The Linux Foundation. Recipients will be notified in early August.
Expanded Linux Training Courses Prepare Next Generation of Enterprise Architects
The Linux Foundation today is also announcing the expansion of its training program to prepare the next generation of enterprise architects. Until now, The Linux Foundation program has been largely focused on developer training. But as Linux use grows to support cloud computing, as well as high availability and high performance enterprise computing, companies need a neutral source for acquiring and sustaining skills in these areas.
The Linux Foundation will provide vendor-neutral, technically advanced training in Linux system administration, networking, security and cloud computing. While there are a variety of enterprise Linux training programs in existence, The Linux Foundation is expanding its program to train enterprises that have technology as the core strategy of their businesses and are optimizing Linux and open source for competitive advantage.
The first classes available from this expanded area of the program include:
For more infomration on the enterprise Linux training offerings, please visit:https://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/linux-system-administration
These courses will be available to Scholarship winners, as well as developer courses, such as:
“The Linux Foundation exists to protect, promote and advance Linux. Part of the work of advancing the platform is investing in the talent needed to support it,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “Our Linux training program has seen a surge in demand since its inception and we’re happy to be able to provide this valuable service, as well as to offer Linux training opportunities to developers who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of them.”
The 2011 Linux Training Scholarship winners can be seen here: https://www.linux.com/news/galleries/linux-foundation-scholarship-winners-the-future-of-linux
Source The Linux Foundation