Demand for open source professionals is at an all-time high. This represents an opportunity for individuals to change their lives and in turn change the lives of others through the open source community.

The Linux Foundation is committed to providing learning opportunities to groups who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to advance their careers in technology.

The Linux Foundation programs include Massive Online Open Courses (MooCs) and scholarships for those under-represented groups who need the opportunity to learn skills so they can earn a living and drive innovation through open source. We offer numerous free courses and scholarships to those in need.

Compliance Basics For Developers: In this course, you’ll learn how to create file notices with copyrights and licenses. This will enable students to minimize problems and ambiguity, which is useful for internal corporate projects, as well as contributing to open source projects.

This course also provides an overview of the types of licenses to consider, as well as the other permissions that you may need to secure prior to external contribution.

The Linux Foundation and Goodwill Industries have developed a program called “Extended Learning Linux Foundation Scholarship Program,” which will increase access to Linux and open source training certification to underserved communities.

Introduction to Apache Hadoop: This course is perfect for IT professionals seeking a high-level overview of Hadoop, and who want to find out if a Hadoop-driven big data strategy is the right solution to meet their data retention and analytics needs. This course will also help anyone who wants to set up a small-scale Hadoop test environment to gain experience working with this exciting open source technology.

Introduction to Cloud Foundry and Cloud Native Software Architecture: Does your team use Cloud Foundry to deploy applications? Or would you like to use Cloud Foundry, but haven’t had time to learn the lingo? Then this course is just what you need! Cloud Foundry makes it simple for developers to deliver business value more quickly, without wasting time getting their app to the cloud — it’s already there.

Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies: Experts from The Linux Foundation can help guide you step by step as you begin to navigate the cloud in our Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies. They host some of the world’s leading open source cloud projects and provide training and networking opportunities to educate a talent pool to support those projects. The Linux Foundation is a respected, neutral, nonprofit education source providing training for anyone learning how to build and manage cloud infrastructure. Register For Free »

Introduction to DevOps: Transforming and Improving Operations: Aims to help you develop a good working knowledge of the concept of DevOps, covering the foundation, principles, and practices of DevOps. This course will focus on the successful patterns used by high performance organizations over the past 10 years.

Introduction to Linux: Designed for people who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, this free edx.org online course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators, and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the three major Linux distributions. You can register for this self-paced online course at edx.org. Register For Free »

Introduction to OpenStack: This course is perfect for IT professionals seeking a high-level overview of OpenStack, and who want to find out if OpenStack is the right solution to meet the IT needs of their organization. This course also helps anyone who wants to set up a small scale OpenStack test environment to gain experience working with OpenStack.

The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarships provide Linux training to developers and IT professionals who show interest and promise in becoming more active in and knowledgeable about Linux and open source development but cannot otherwise afford to attend a Linux Foundation training course. Each scholarship recipient will have the fees of one training course and one Linux Foundation certification exam covered for them.