“The demand for Linux skill has been far outpaced by the demand of Linux. 90% managers says its hard to find qualified Linux pro’s and the Linux Foundation has multiple efforts to help increase the supply of Linux talent,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, during the keynote at LinuxCon North America 2014.
To address this problem The Linux Foundation has announced a new certification program at LinuxCon NA 2014. The program is for both early-career and engineer-level systems administrators.
The foundation is giving away way nearly 1,000 free exams today to attendees at LinuxCon and CloudOpen and is offering exams to the next 500 people for a special introductory price of $50.