Obsidian signs deal to offer Ubuntu training

By   |  February 13, 2008

South African Linux and open source specialists, Obsidian, will from March be offering official training for the Ubuntu Certified Professional programme.

In terms of the deal with Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, Obsidian will start offering the training from March 2008.

Obsidian will be provide both Ubuntu Professional Courses 1 and 2 for system administrators wanting to pass the required Linux Professional Institute 101 and 102 and Ubuntu 199 exams to achieve the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification. These courses are two of a series of classroom and e-learning courses available for Ubuntu Linux professionals.

Robin Edser, Obsidian Open Systems Architect said: “It is fantastic that Ubuntu has reached the level where relevant certified training has become available for Linux professionals.”

Canonical’s business development director, Chris Kenyon, said that South Africa had made “great strides with open source and Linux since its inception and we are delighted by the growth in demand for Ubuntu-based solutions and professionals.”

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