New bundle courses to help Unix users transition to Linux.

United Arab Emirates, June 2008: Opennet Middle East & Africa, the
Master Distributor and authorised Certified Training Centre of Red Hat
Linux products for GCC, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and
Tunisia, has announced that it is introducing a special summer offer
combining the Red Hat system administration course and a Red Hat
Certified Technician (RHCT) exam with the option of an additional
option to sit for the RHCT exam should the student need to re-sit the

“The RHCT exam can be quite difficult for students to get through in
one attempt and by providing a second opportunity, we give them another
opportunity to sit for the exam without incurring the additional
expense,” said Khaled El Badri, Training Manager at Opennet MEA.

The total course runs for five days with four days on Red Hat system
administration (RH131) and one day for the RHCT exam. The course is
recommended for Linux and UNIX users who want to start building skills
in systems administration, to a level where they can attach and
configure a workstation on an existing network.

“As companies consider both Linux and certification of their IT staff,
it is important that they understand the range of benefits associated
with employing professionals with demonstrated capabilities,” said
David Allinson, GM for Opennet MEA. “According to recent research, Red
Hat certification not only helped companies reduce risk but also
increased both system and administrator performance in its network

As the adoption of Linux increases in the region, the demand for
skilled technicians will also increase. Maintaining a solid, capable
delivery ecosystem is important to ensure that enterprises can
effectively deploy the most effective tools. Red Hat’s popular
performance-based certifications for system administration, Red Hat
Certified Technician (RHCT) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), are
examples of credentials that have a demonstrated impact on the four
essential priorities: manage risk, balance IT staff productivity,
implement projects successfully, and consistently use standards

The course will run from 13 to 17 July and details can be seen on .

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