News

OpenSource.com: Linux Foundation offers new certification

On ZDNet this week, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols covers the news on the Linux Foundation introducing new certifications. With continuing demand for Linux professionals, HR departments look for degrees and certifications.

TechWeek Europe: New Linux Certification Exam To Meet Skills Demand

The Linux Foundation is hoping to address global demand for Linux and open source professionals with a new new certification programme. It is accompanied by what it calls “a virtual, performance-based, distribution-flexible certification exam.”

The Register: Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

LinuxCon 2014 As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.

The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

ZDNet: Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

It's a common story: Businesses desperately want Linux savvy employees. Programmers and system administrators who cut their teeth on the gcc and the BASH shell want jobs.

The Register: Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

LinuxCon 2014 The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers.

"The supply of labor has been far outpaced by the demand for Linux," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, addressing the audience at the annual LinuxCon conference in Chicago. "Linux is growing faster than any platform in the history of computing – has been for many, many years – and the supply of labor just isn't keeping up with it."

Network World: Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, or LFCS, and the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer, or LFCE certificates will be granted to applicants who pass an automated online exam. The cost will be $300, although the foundation will hand out 1,000 free passes to attendees at LinuxCon, where the announcement was made.

eWeek: Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

CHICAGO—The Linux Foundation announced today its first Linux certifications for IT professionals. The new certifications were announced at the LinuxCon conference here, which officially gets under way today. The two new designations are the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE). The new certifications mark the first time the Linux Foundation itself has offered formal certification.

Datamation: What the Linux Foundation Does for Linux

CHICAGO - Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, talks about Linux a lot. During his keynote at the LinuxCon USA event here, Zemlin noted that it's often difficult for him to come up with new material for talking about the state of Linux at this point.

Every year at LinuxCon, Zemlin delivers his State of Linux address, but this time he took a different approach. Zemlin detailed what he actually does and how the Linux Foundation works to advance the state of Linux.

GeekWire: Know your Linux! New Linux Foundation certification aims to boost Linux job market

Linux has been expanding its reach — powering Google, Facebook and other major platforms — and hiring managers say they’re in need of an increasing number of Linux developers. But many of those jobs are going unfilled, and given the entrenched position of Microsoft Windows inside many companies, not as many developers and admins are getting Linux training and certification as Linux leaders would like.

The VAR Guy: Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC

In just a few days, anyone will be able to take the Linux Foundation's "Introduction to Linux" course—which previously cost $2,400—for free over the Internet.

Syndicate content