For first time in Middle East bespoke course in vertical enterprise applications
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2010:Opennet MEA, the authorized distributor for Red Hat and Zimbra in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), has hosted the region’s first advanced Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436 certification) course.

The course is designed to provide RHCE level competency and skill through intensive hands-on experience with storage management (Red Hat Cluster Suite) and Shared Storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System™ (GFS). The first RH436 course was attended by system administrators and senior engineers from the oil and gas and real estate sectors.

“We are very pleased to be the first to offer the RH436 Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management course here in the Middle East“, said Jacques van der Merwe, Training Sales Manager of Opennet MEA. “We have seen significant interest in advance RedHat courses in the region and we are excited to let our partners and customers know that Opennet is ahead of the rest when it comes to open source training and certification courses.”

RH436 is designed to train people at RHCE level competency on skills required to deploy and manage highly available storage data in mission-critical enterprise computing environment. This course has a strong emphasis on hands-on lab activities using enterprise-class storage, server, and auxiliary equipment. Aimed at senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators and other IT professionals working in enterprise environments and mission-critical systems, RH436 course reviews the benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux storage management technologies as the trainees are given an overview of Cluster Suite and Global File System (GFS).  The course also includes training on Data storage design, GFS management, modifying the online GFS environment, implementing GFS modifications and migrating Cluster Suite NFS from DAS to GFS.

Opennet also offers traditional Red Hat and Zimbra certification courses. For details on the courses, visit

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