In a world where teams are distributed around the country, if not the world, it becomes difficult and expensive to conduct training in person. In addition to the instructor and materials fees, you have to account for travel expenses and the time employees will not be working both for travel and participation in the course. This is time consuming and cost prohibitive enough in normal times, but essentially impossible during periods of travel bans like right now.
Thankfully, the same technology enabling distributed work is also making it easier for teams to keep their tech skills up to date from anywhere. Modern training delivery and testing methods, including self-paced eLearning, instructor-led virtual courses and remotely proctored exams, mean anyone with a computer and stable internet connection can participate in training and certification activities from the comfort of their own home or remote work location.
To help workers working remotely – whether temporarily or on a full-time basis – stay up to speed on the latest advancements in open source tech, the Linux Foundation is offering 30% off all courses and certification exams purchased through April 7 by using code ANYWHERE30 at checkout. This applies to both self-paced eLearning and instructor-led virtual courses. Our goal is to help as many professionals become qualified in open source software as possible by lowering the barriers to entry. We also have nearly two dozen completely free training courses.