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NetBeans training in JHB and Cape Town

July 23rd, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Need to get up to speed with NetBeans? The good news is that SA company Jumping Bean has teamed up with Munich-based Eppleton, to offer a NetBeans training series. NetBeans is an open source development environment for creating Java applications. Mark Clarke of Jumping Bean tells us that the courses will be held in Johannesburg [...]

Tunisian govt. launches FOSS training programme

June 18th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

The Tunisian Ministry of Communications has linked up with Linux Professional Institute to certify more than 2,000 IT students in Linux and free and open source technologies. And that’s just the start.

Book release: Teaching FOSS business models in Africa

June 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , ,

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSA) and ict@innovation have released a training manual for teaching FOSS business models in Africa.

LPI approves new training partner in SA

July 7th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has approved South African company Jumping Bean as an official LPI Training Partner. The LPI qualifications are an internationally recognised Linux industry certification.

OpenSuse's Community Week kicks off

May 11th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The OpenSuse community today kicked of its first Community Week programme. The week-long event running until May 17 includes sessions on KDE and Gnome as well as sessions on marketing, board matters and education.

FSF launches internship for free software activists

May 8th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched a new internship programme for free software activists and has opened applications for its first round of openings which close on May 25.

How to be a free software business trainer

May 5th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa and the Germany-based InWent project have launched a programme to develop trainers in East and Southern Africa capable of teaching others to build free software-based businesses.

Canonical streamlines Ubuntu training

April 17th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Following the announcement earlier that month by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) that it was updating its certifications to bring them in line with current Linux developments, Canonical has announced changes to its Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) qualification. The changes will mean that the two foundation courses of the UCP, previously covered in two five-day courses, will now be completed in just one five-day course.

LPI updates exams to keep pace with change

April 2nd, 2009 | 4 Comments » Tags: ,

lpiThe Linux Professional Institute (LPI) used April 1 to announce the release of updated LPI certification exams. The changes to the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams include new and updated content on topics such as localisation, data encryption and SQL data management.

Learn to package apps for Ubuntu

March 31st, 2009 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Ubuntu Linux fans wanting to get more involved in the creation of Ubuntu can now learn to package applications during the newly-launched Package Training days. The new initiative by the Ubuntu team will see Thursdays being set aside for online lessons on preparing and maintaining application packages.

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