December 1, 2005

LinuxIT to make substantial investment in Red Hat

Guest writes "LinuxIT Europe announced today that it is planning a substantial investment in the Red Hat Training Programs. In a move to push the award winning certification programs in the UK market, the company will utilise the allocated funds to finance discounts, promotions and publicity campaigns.

As one of the first companies to confirm their commitment as a Red Hat Advanced Partner, LinuxIT has taken this step to further the partnership in order to address the education needs in the market, and to widen the choice for its customers.

The award winning Red Hat training courses culminate in exams that qualify students as Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE), Technicians (RHCT) and Architects (RHCA). The courses are ideal for IT and network administrators, and developers who want to concentrate solely on the Red Hat distribution. Red Hat training equips the trainee with the skills and competencies necessary to manage Red Hat Linux servers for mission-critical commercial and business roles.

The Red Hat Certification is one of only two IT industry certifications that require a candidate to set up and repair an actual running system. Using performance-based testing methods designed to prove competence at real world challenges, the Red Hat Certifications ensure long term success for individuals and organisations.
Jasmine Huxtable-Wright, Global Learning Services Manager at Red Hat, comments:

“Red Hat sees LinuxIT as a key partner and places a huge amount of importance onto their skills and the influence they bear upon their customers within the SMB environment. As well as the skills and experience LinuxIT has built over the years, the company has a strong training practice that enables it to deliver high quality training courses on-site and publicly. We fully support LinuxIT’s commitment to invest heavily into promoting and delivering our courses.

Adrian Thomasset, Manager of LinuxIT’s Education Centre, adds: “The requirement for skilled professionals is accelerating in tandem with Linux as the world's fastest growing operating system. LinuxIT are therefore meeting the needs of the market place in providing a complete solution through training for the systems administrator. Through our commitment to invest into the Red Hat Certification Programs, we hope to raise the awareness and widen the choice for companies to get their staff qualified in Linux, which in turn will accelerate the deployment of the open source operating system. Red Hat has a clear strategy that gives the customer ultimate freedom of choice of applications. By focusing on the Linux distribution that has notoriety for enterprise wide technologies, LinuxIT and our customers are in a strong position to capitalise further from this relationship.”

For pricing, availability and to enroll, please contact LinuxIT on +44 (0)117 905 8718,


About LinuxIT Europe

LinuxIT Europe is a leading independent provider of IT Infrastructure integrating Linux and Open Source solutions with Microsoft and other vendors’ technologies. LinuxIT is the UK Powerhouse of Linux expertise with consultants forming the backbone to the services of most of the best known names in IT.

Our aim is to work in partnership with our customers to identify the best IT solution to the business problems, and assist in implementing the solution most appropriate to the customer’s business and technical needs.

As IT infrastructure experts, our knowledge includes all of the commonly used operating systems and applications from most of the hardware and software vendors, ranging from Microsoft to Red Hat. As independent consultants our recommendations may include any or all of these vendors’ solutions irrespective of personal prejudice. LinuxIT’s customers are predominantly SMEs across the entire spectrum of vertical market sectors. For further information, visit

About Red Hat

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more:

For further information, please contact:
Ev Milker
Marketing and PR Manager
Tel: +44 (0)117 905 8718


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