As the use of open-source software continues to grow for businesses of all sizes, a shortage of qualified IT administrators and other staff members who are trained, experienced and certified in open-source technologies remains a serious challenge for IT departments and the channel.
To help bridge that skills gap, the nonprofit Linux Foundation provides online certification testing for technicians in a wide range of open-source study areas, including exams in Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS), Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) and Microsoft Linux on Azure MCSA.
Maja Kraljič, a web developer who works for the Association for Progressive Communications, lives in Berlin, but is from Slovenia, where it can be difficult to find exam sites for IT certifications depending on the location.
“While I was doing my LFCS and LFCE certifications I was living in Slovenia and there were no testing centers available in the city I lived in,” she told Channel Futures. “I wanted to gain more knowledge about Linux – as I was using Ubuntu – and wanted to know more how it works. I also wanted to teach others about Linux on workshops and having a certification from Linux Foundation for sure looks good on the CV.”
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Hear more from Maja Kraljič in this interview by Jack Wallen.