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Linux Foundation Brings Training to the Enterprise

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The Linux Foundation is launching a new Enterprise Linux Training program. The program is all about preparing IT pros in a vendor-neutral way for Enterprise Linux architecture deployments.

Linux isn't just for developers anymore, which is where the Linux Foundation's focus had been until now. Now to be fair, Red Hat has had certification in this area for some time, but they aren't exactly vendor neutral are they?

So what are some of the 'enterprise' level courses? The first three that the Linux Foundation has listed include:Cloud Architecture and Deployment, Advanced Performance Tuning and Linux Security

Going a step further, the Linux Foundation is now announcing its 2012 scholarship program to help computer science student learn Linux. There are five scholarships available, each worth approximately $2,500. 

Submissions are due by 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 and the application form can be found at:  https://training.linuxfoundation.org/2012-linux-training-scholarship-program

"Our Linux training program has seen a surge in demand since its inception and we’re happy to be able to provide this valuable service, as well as to offer Linux training opportunities to developers who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of them," Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation, said in statement.

Linux developers and enterprise architect also make their fair share of money too. According to the Linux Foundation, Linux IT pros actually make more money then non-Linux IT pros.Linux careers infographic


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.