SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2020The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new professional certificate program – Developing Blockchain-Based Identity Applications. This program, offered through the edX training platform, is geared towards developers interested in building and deploying applications using the new “self-sovereign” paradigm for digital identity. It explores the possibilities for issuing and managing secure digital identities and credentials offered by Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, for building applications on a solid digital foundation of trust. The program will also do a deep-dive into Hyperledger Aries, teaching learners how to create production-ready applications by developing code for issuing and verifying credentials with their own Aries agent.

“Managing and securing identity information is one of the most challenging problems of the digital age,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “With the capacity to distribute the control of information and authority, blockchain technologies can rewrite the rules for identity management. Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, are the building blocks our global community has developed to bring self-sovereign identity to market. Getting up to speed on these technologies through this professional certification program will help you shape the future on this important front.”

 

Any identity-related data available online can be subject to theft. Breach Level Index says that over 5,880,000 records are stolen every day. The 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report shows that reported breaches in the first half of 2019 were up 54% compared to midyear 2018 (over 4.1 billion records exposed), with web being the number one breach type for records exposed, and hacking being the number one breach type for incidents. Blockchain-based identity management is revolutionizing this space. The tools, libraries, and reusable components that come with the three open-source Hyperledger projects, Aries, Indy, and Ursa, provide a foundation for distributed applications built on authentic data using a distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity.

In this program comprised of two online, self-paced courses, Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa (LFS172x) and Becoming a Hyperledger Aries Developers (LFS173x), students can expect to learn to:

  • Understand the problems with existing Internet identity/trust mechanisms today and learn how a distributed ledger, such as Hyperledger Indy, can be used for identity.
  • Discuss the purpose, scope, and relationship between Aries, Indy, and, Ursa and understand how these open-source blockchain technologies provide reliable self-sovereign identity solutions that add a necessary layer of trust to the Internet.
  • Understand the Aries architecture and its components, as well as the DIDComm protocol for peer-to-peer messages.
  • Deploy instances of Aries agents and establish a connection between two or more Aries agents.
  • Create from scratch or extend Aries agents to add business logic and understand the possibilities available through the implementation of Aries agents.

Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa (LFS172x) is addressed to a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. The course explores how Hyperledger Aries, Indy, and Ursa add a necessary layer of trust to the Internet by creating and using digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers.

Becoming a Hyperledger Aries Developer (LFS173x) focuses on building applications on top of Hyperledger Aries components, the area where Self-Sovereign Identity Application Developers can have the most impact.

Students may register for the professional certificate program for a price of $398. Students can also audit for free each of the two courses for 7 weeks, or they may add a verified certificate for individual courses for $199. 

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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New CHFD credential aimed to help fuel the supply of technical talent to support the continued demand for smart contract development. 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for the new Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer certification exam.  This is the latest in a series of training content and certification exams aimed at onboarding the next generation of technical talent for professional blockchain technologies. 

“Hyperledger Fabric has become a core technology for organizations looking to implement blockchain-based distributed ledgers and smart contract systems – leading to a shortage of professionals who are qualified to create and implement such systems,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We have had over 200,000 students take our free introductory Hyperledger course and look forward to providing them with this new pathway to prove their technical chops.”

 

As with all Linux Foundation certification exams, the exam will be available remotely from virtually any location with a stable internet connection and webcam. Those who fail to pass the exam on their first attempt will be able to retake the exam one additional time at no cost. The exam is designed to be 2 hours long although for an introductory period candidates will be allowed 3 hours to complete it.

Candidates will have a variety of real-world tasks to perform on a live system as this is not a multiple-choice exam. A Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer (CHFD) should demonstrate the knowledge to develop and maintain client applications and smart contracts using the latest Fabric programming model. Such a developer must also be able to package and deploy Fabric applications and smart contracts, perform end-to-end Fabric application life-cycle and smart contract management and program in Java or Node.js (or Go for smart contracts).

Exam topics will include:

  • Identity Management – 7%
  • Network Configuration – 8%
  • Smart Contract Development – 40%
  • Smart Contract Invocation – 25%
  • Maintenance and Testing – 20%

The full list of Domains and Competencies for CHFD can be found here. Learn more about the CHFA and CHSA certification exams and the community members that contributed on the Hyperledger blog.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) today is a reality, and Big Data is its fuel. There is no AI without Big Data. And there is no Big Data without people, generating it every single minute of every single day. As the existence of humans and machines are starting to merge, it is imperative to consider how to create ethical business frameworks for responsible AI development. 

SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2020The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new, free course – Ethics in AI and Big Data. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us; the physical, digital, and biological worlds are being fused in a way that has a tremendous impact on our global culture and economy. It is no secret that people, machines, data, and processes are increasingly connected in today’s world. While technological advancements like AI bring along promises and opportunities, they also raise concerns about security, user privacy, data misuse, and more. Trust is critical when it comes to AI adoption. People have a tendency to distrust artificial intelligence. It is the responsibility of business and data professionals to change that: add transparency, develop standards and share best practices to build trust, and drive AI adoption. A recent IBM study highlights that globally, 78% of respondents believe “it is very or critically important that they can trust that their AI’s output is fair, safe, and reliable.” 

Business and data professionals need AI frameworks and methods to achieve optimal results while also being good technology and business stewards. This course teaches learners why AI and Big Data ethics are so critical and how to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data and analytics profession. Learners will explore practical approaches to data, and analytics problems posed by work in AI, Big Data, and Data Science.

“As we enter into this new era of technology with artificial intelligence infused in so many products and services around us, it is imperative for those working on these cutting edge technologies to innovate within certain ethical and legal frameworks,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director, LF AI Foundation, “Ethics in AI and Big Data teaches the learner the key principles and steps needed to be responsible stewards as they lay the blueprint affecting how people and technology interact in the future.”

 

Commissioned by the LF AI Foundation, LFS112x is aimed toward a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. Students can expect to learn about:

  • Business drivers for AI, as well as business and societal dynamics at work in an AI world.
  • Key principles for building responsible AI, and the initial steps to take when planning an AI framework.
  • What ethics means and how to apply it to AI.
  • Where to start, what considerations should inform the ethical framework, and what this framework should include.
  • Pan-industry initiatives on ethical AI.
  • Drivers for open source to support AI.
  • Technical and non-technical implications of AI.

Ethics in AI and Big Data is available at no cost, with content access for up to 6 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $199, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free course – Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

As Agile practices started revolutionizing software development, there has been an increasing need to bridge the gap between faster development and traditional waterfall practices. With its modern principles, practices and an array of state-of-the-art automation tools, DevOps provides a path to bring your operations into the Agile era, ultimately resulting in faster software delivery, without compromising on quality. The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and the Linux Foundation highlighted the strong popularity of DevOps practices, along with cloud and container technologies. DevOps skills are in high demand, and DevOps jobs are among the highest-paid tech jobs.

As DevOps processes mature, there is a growing need for professionals with expertise in key practices and tools. DevOps has not only opened up new opportunities for Operations personnel but also provides them with a logical career progression. There is also an emergence of Site Reliability Engineering as a specific job description. This course is designed as a first step in the journey of transforming operations personnel into an all-round DevOps expert. 

“Deep understanding of DevOps is a critical skill set that stands out in the workplace and translates into promotions and new job opportunities. Investing time in improving your skills is critical to modern technology jobs and the ease and accessibility of the Linux Foundation online courses brings self-training within reach,” said Dan Lopez, CDF program manager. ” The CD Foundation is seeing an explosion of interest in DevOps and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and this ‘Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps’ is a great way to quickly take advantage of the explosive growth of opportunities in the field.”

Created by Gourav Shah from the School of DevOps, LFS162x is addressed to a wide audience: from managers looking for guidelines on how to start transforming organizations and understand where to start, to professionals looking to make a career in the world of Site Reliability/DevOps Engineering. Upon completion, students should have a good understanding of the foundation, principles, and practices of DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering. Students will gain an understanding of:

  • How DevOps is influencing software delivery and why it is important for IT operations personnel to skill up with DevOps practices.
  • How Cloud Computing has enabled organizations to rapidly build and deploy products and expand capacity.
  • How the open container ecosystem, with Kubernetes in the lead, is truly revolutionizing software delivery and what role an Operations Engineer plays in it.
  • The why, what and how of writing Infrastructure as a Code.
  • The role played by Continuous Integration in software delivery.
  • What is Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery and what does a deployment pipeline look like.
  • The role played by Observability systems, what to observe and why.

This course is a great starting point for aspiring DevOps and Site Reliability professionals looking to get the knowledge and skills to understand how to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern DevOps and SRE practices.

Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps is available at no cost, with content access for up to 10 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, trust is broken on the Internet. Any identity-related data available online can be subject to theft. Breach Level Index says that over 5,880,000 records are stolen every day. The 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report shows that reported breaches in the first half of 2019 were up 54% compared to midyear 2018 (over 4.1 billion records exposed), with web being the number one breach type for records exposed, and hacking being the number one breach type for incidents. Wherever you go online, the advice is the same–make sure you understand what is behind each button before you click it. 

The three Hyperledger projects, Aries, Indy and, Ursa, provide a foundation for distributed applications built on authentic data using a distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity. Together, they provide tools, libraries, and reusable components for creating and using independent digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other “silo.” This course explores the Hyperledger Aries, Indy and, Ursa projects and the possibilities they bring for building applications with a solid digital foundation of trust.

“Managing and securing identity information is one of the most challenging problems of the digital age,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “With the capacity to distribute the control of information and authority, blockchain technologies can rewrite the rules for identity management. The three projects covered by this course, Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, are the building blocks our global community has developed to bring self-sovereign identity to market. Getting up to speed on these technologies and involved in these projects is the way to help shape the future on this important front.”

Created by Stephen Curran and Carol Howard from Cloud Compass Computing, Inc., LFS172x is addressed to a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. Students will gain an understanding of:

  • The problems with existing Internet identity/trust mechanisms today.
  • How a distributed ledger, such as Hyperledger Indy, can be used for identity.
  • How the underlying blockchain technology makes it possible.
  • The purpose, scope, and relationship between Aries, Indy, and Ursa.
  • How Hyperledger Aries, Indy, and Ursa add a necessary layer of trust to the Internet.
  • The possibilities enabled by this new technology.

The course will describe the underlying blockchain/cryptography technology of Hyperledger Indy and the ecosystem that is building up around Aries agents. Those with a business and slight technical bent will be able to run basic hands-on exercises and explore the possibilities this emerging technology has to offer through demos.

Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa is available at no cost, with content access for up to 7 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Exploring GraphQL: A Query Language for APIs. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

GraphQL is revolutionizing the way developers are building APIs for web, mobile and even databases. But what exactly is GraphQL? GraphQL is an open source data query and manipulation language for APIs, and a runtime for fulfilling queries with existing data.

This course explains what GraphQL is and why it is getting so much attention from software engineers. It covers the advantages over REST, what types of software architectures to use it with, and why it benefits both frontend and backend developers. The student practices GraphQL queries in an interactive playground, and learns advanced topics such as how to implement a GraphQL server on the backend, how to use a GraphQL server with a client, and how to keep the GraphQL server secure. The course content was originally created by Prisma, and updated and maintained by Novvum.

“Since open sourcing GraphQL, I have been blown away by the growth of the technology and community. I’m excited to see the introduction of more educational material which I hope will help our community continue to grow and reach developers world-wide.” – Lee Byron, Executive Director, GraphQL Foundation, and GraphQL Co-Creator

This course will help programmers gain the skills needed to use GraphQL for a small project or professionally in production. They will feel comfortable getting started with the right tools for their use case.

For the nontechnical person, this course will help them improve communication with developers and to participate in conversations about GraphQL. They will understand when and why to use GraphQL for a project.

Exploring GraphQL: A Query Language for APIs is available at no cost, with content access for up to 7 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is open for a new, free, online course – A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development

Linux, created by Linus Torvalds 26 years ago as a “hobby project”, has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in the history of computing. The Linux kernel is the largest component of the Linux ecosystem, and is charged with managing the hardware, running user programs, and maintaining the security and integrity of the whole system. Over 13,000 kernel developers from around the world have contributed to the Linux kernel. It is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week, 365 day a year development process that results in a new release once every 9-10 weeks, along with several stable and extended stable releases. At all times, new development and current release integration cycles run in parallel.

New developers often struggle to find a way to productively engage with the Linux community. Developed by Shuah Khan, a Linux Foundation Fellow and an experienced Linux kernel developer, maintainer, and contributor, A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Linux Kernel developer and contributor. The course aims to ease the Linux Kernel Mentorship application process. It also serves as a resource for developers from companies and communities that might not be able to take advantage of the mentorship program, and want to learn kernel development on their own; as well as a resource for experienced engineers new to open source and upstream kernel development that are tasked with working with the kernel community.

“In a nutshell, my motivation is to empower new and experienced engineers to learn to work with the kernel community and become productive members of the community. I am hoping this course will help demystify the kernel development process by making it easily accessible to developers from diverse backgrounds”, says Shuah Khan.

According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Foundation Fellow and Linux Kernel Maintainer, “Shuah has created a wonderful asset for new developers interested in contributing to the Linux kernel.  This course is unique in that it covers both the technical aspects of submitting code as well as how the community works in order to have your code accepted easier”.

The course introduces developers to the Linux kernel development process and teaches the explicit and implicit “rules of the road”. It covers configuring a development system, git basics, writing kernel patches, testing patches, writing commit logs, sending patches, and working on feedback from the kernel community. 

The course will teach the following:

  • Select and configure your development system
  • Overview of Linux Kernel repositories and releases
  • Git basics – checking out kernel repositories and working with them
  • Build your first kernel and install it
  • Linux kernel Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct
  • Linux Kernel Enforcement Statement
  • Write kernel patches and test them
  • How to communicate with the kernel community (do’s and don’ts)
  • Who and how to send patches (checkpatch.pl and get_maintainers.pl)
  • Re-work patches and act on feedback from reviewers.

A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development is available at no cost, for up to one year. 

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 17, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers.  This course is offered through the edX, the trusted platform for learning.

Blockchain and its potential in the enterprise landscape has received a lot of attention over the past few years. Today, blockchain has become a reality. This revolutionary technology is transforming how organizations do business, across a wide range of industries. 

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source project under the Hyperledger umbrella, and works as an enterprise-level blockchain system used for building, deploying, and running distributed ledger applications and networks.

“This is a great course for developers to learn how to develop for Hyperledger Sawtooth and simultaneously learn a simplified supply chain use case. With this course as a basis, developers will be ready to explore on their own deeper into Sawtooth application development or using the supply chain concepts branch out into Hyperledger Grid.”  –Dan Middleton, Head of Technology for Intel’s Blockchain and Distributed Ledger program and Hyperledger Sawtooth Project Maintainer

The Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers (LFS174x) course is designed for experienced developers who want to write applications for the Hyperledger Sawtooth enterprise blockchain platform. Originally developed by Anne Chenette and Darian Plumb at Bitwise IO, the course starts with the basics of blockchain technology and the concepts of permissioned networks, then describes the important features of Hyperledger Sawtooth. 

The course includes a sample distributed application, Sawtooth Simple Supply, based on a simplified supply chain example. This application includes a web-app front end, a transaction processor (the equivalent of a smart contract) for the blockchain business logic, and a custom REST API for communication. Learning how to code this sample application will teach the student about important Hyperledger Sawtooth concepts and will help them understand how to create their own enterprise-level Hyperledger Sawtooth application.

This course will teach the following:

  • Blockchain concepts: blockchain structure and process flow, transactions, blocks, hashes and signing, permissions, and consensus
  • Hyperledger Sawtooth basics
  • Principles of application design for the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform
  • Create a full-featured Hyperledger Sawtooth application, using the included Sawtooth Simple Supply application
  • Run and troubleshoot an application.

The 2019 Technology Industry Innovation conducted by KPMG focused on the adoption of blockchain technologies suggests that 41 percent of businesses are likely to adopt and implement blockchain into their business operations in the next three years. In addition, the survey revealed 48 percent of enterprises believe blockchain will change the way they conduct and manage their business activities in the near future.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Linux Foundation to offer this new course in Hyperledger Sawtooth,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor. “edX is committed to providing learners with the career-relevant education they need to succeed professionally, and this course presents the opportunity for experienced developers to learn a cutting-edge platform critical to the rise and adoption of blockchain technology.”

Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers (LFS174x) is available at no cost, with content access for up to 14 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that enrollment is now open for the new DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery eLearning course. The course will help an organization be more agile, deliver features rapidly, while at the same time being able to achieve non-functional requirements such as availability, reliability, scalability, security, etc. 

According to Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, “The rise of cloud native computing and site reliability engineering are changing the way applications are built, tested, and deployed. The past few years have seen a shift towards having Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) on staff instead of just plain old sysadmins; building familiarity with SRE principles and continuous delivery open source projects are an excellent career investment.”

The open containers ecosystem with Docker and Kubernetes at the forefront is revolutionizing software delivery. Developed by Gourav Shah, founder of the School of Devops, the DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261) course introduces learners to the fundamentals of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) within an open container ecosystem. The course takes a project-based approach to help learners  understand and implement key practices. 

Software Developers– will learn how to deliver software safer, faster and reliably 

Quality Analysts– will learn how to set up automated testing, leverage disposable environments, and integrate it with CI tools such as Jenkins and Docker

Operations Engineers, System Administrators, DevOps/SRE practitioners-will learn how to reliably deploy software and securely manage production environments.

Build and Release Engineers– will learn how to deploy software safely and continuously.

DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery teaches the skills to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, and tools such as git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and Spinnaker. 

This video-based course teaches the following:

  • What Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery is and why they are needed
  • How the container ecosystem is revolutionizing software delivery and the role played by Docker and Kubernetes
  • How to use Git and GitHub for revision control and to support collaborative development
  • How to install and configure Jenkins as a Continuous Integration platform
  • How to write a pipeline-as-a-code using a declarative syntax with Jenkinsfiles
  • How to create and enforce development workflows as code reviews
  • How to standardize application packaging and distribution with Docker and Docker Registry
  • Continuous Deployment and Delivery, and how they compare with Continuous Integration
  • How to use Kubernetes to deploy applications with high availability, scalability and resilience
  • How to use Spinnaker to set up multi-cloud deployment pipelines
  • How to safely release software with Blue/Green, Highlander, and Canary release strategies.

The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and the Linux Foundation highlighted the strong popularity of DevOps practices, along with cloud and container technologies. DevOps skills are in high demand, and DevOps jobs are among the highest paid tech jobs. This online eLearning course allows participants to be at the forefront of revolutionary technology advancements and ahead of the learning curve. 

DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery is available for $299. Visit here to learn more details.

About The Linux Foundation

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The world of technology is always changing and it moves fast. But today we’re undergoing one of the most significant technological shifts of the last 50 years.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new Business Implications and Strategy for 5G Professional Certificate program. Offered through the edX, the trusted platform for learning, this program will teach business managers what 5G is, what are the tools driving its evolution and how to implement a network architecture modernization strategy that enables business-wide digital transformation.

The transition to 5G will require a massive modernization of business networks that includes open source software and standards. This program will put business professionals ahead of the curve on emerging technology and business trends, enabling them to anticipate the needs of their employers.

“Earning the edX Professional Certificate in 5G, IoT and Machine Learning will give candidates a critical perspective on how these new technologies will change the business landscape and position them to be thought leaders in their organizations.”

— Clyde Seepersad, General Manager, Training & Certification, The Linux Foundation

In this program comprised of two online, self-paced courses, Business Considerations for Modernizing Networks for 5G, IoT and AI (LFS110x) and Open Infrastructure to Support the 5G Transition (LFS111x), students can expect to learn to:

  • Discern between the hype and real opportunities of 5G technologies
  • Understand how 5G will impact your business
  • Discover which open source technologies and standards are driving innovation for 5G and the technologies it will enable, namely AI and IoT
  • Learn what use cases apply to your business for optimizing customer experience and hyper-personalization and for improving operational efficiency and scalability
  • Discuss the first steps you can take to build and execute a transition strategy that prepares your business for the 5G future.

“We are excited to strengthen our partnership with the Linux Foundation and offer a Professional Certificate program in Business Implications and Strategy for 5G,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor. “At edX, we’re committed to providing learners with career-relevant education needed to succeed and advance in the most in-demand fields. 5G is a technology that is becoming increasingly critical across industries, and the Professional Certificate program delivers this critical knowledge in a flexible, affordable way.” 

Business Considerations for Modernizing Networks for 5G, IoT and AI (LFS110x) is designed to teach business managers what is 5G, what are the tools driving its evolution and how to implement a network architecture modernization strategy that enables business-wide digital transformation.

Open Infrastructure to Support the 5G Transition (LFS111x) provides an overview of why open source matters now more than ever in the wireless networking space and what technologies deserve your attention. Business managers will become knowledgeable about the open source infrastructure powering the future and how to leverage it for their business. 

Students may register for the professional certificate program for a price of $198. If courses are purchased individually, students may add a verified certificate for $99. Students can audit the courses for free for 14 weeks.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/linuxfoundationx-business-implications-and-strategy-for-5g

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org. 

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.