Red Hat offers free Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux introductory course through edX.org

Red Hat is pleased to announce it has partnered with edX to deliver free technology training to the public. EdX was founded by MIT and Harvard and is the only leading provider of massive open online courses that is both non-profit and open source.

As part of this announcement, we are also announcing our first course to be made available via edX: Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This course focuses on how enterprises are using Linux in real-life settings. Students will learn how to perform basic system administration tasks through hands-on training using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, which is used by many of the world’s most respected companies. No previous Linux administration experience is required. The course will be available via edX as of June 7th and is free to all users.

Students looking to acquire skills that make them “job-ready” should learn the distribution of Linux that most enterprises actually use and implement in production systems. As the second largest contributor to the Linux kernel, Red Hat is used by more than 90% of the Fortune Global 500. Generic courses written by third parties by contrast often fail to incorporate real-world scenarios and use-cases that make Red Hat content particularly valuable.

This course, along with additional training, will prepare students to pursue one of Red Hat’s coveted Linux certifications: Red Hat Certified System Administrator or Red Hat Certified Engineer. 82% of companies using online job boards to recruit for Linux positions specifically request Red Hat Certified Professionals.

Our hope is to inspire the next generation of Linux innovators to get started with the right foundational skills. At Red Hat, we believe that closing the technology skills gap today is vitally important to the future of enterprise software. By releasing this course through edX, we are pleased to build these skills in a way that helps to open up open source.

Sign up here for Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or visit our Training and Certifications page to learn more about courses, certifications, and our commitment to educating the next wave of open source software developers.


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