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Ubuntu Server Edition – Updates from the Canonical Training Camp

Following the growing success of Ubuntu Server Edition, and in response to requests from both students and partners, Canonical has now launched an Ubuntu Server-dedicated course, called ‘Deploying Ubuntu in the Enterprise Environment’.

This five-day course is designed for intermediate-to-advanced system administrators working in organisations which are about to deploy, or have already deployed, Ubuntu desktops and servers in the office.

Participants will acquire the skills they need to deploy, configure and maintain Ubuntu Server Edition within an enterprise infrastructure. As well as building skills for new Ubuntu Server deployments, it has been tailored to meet the needs of companies switching from UNIX, Red Hat and other Linux distributions.

Canonical is trialling an online ‘virtual classroom’ version of the course for two weeks from Monday 4 May 2009, with limited seats sold through the Canonical store. The trial is offered at a special price and includes a special guest speaker, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Project. We expect it to be very popular, so if you are interested, don’t delay.

Ubuntu Training Partners will offer classroom-based training for this course from June 2009.

Visit the training website for detailed course objectives and more on virtual classroom training.


Ubuntu Training Strengthened in the USA

Canonical has recently signed and trained up instructors from Fast Lane and Bridge Education, theĀ  latest two partners to join the Ubuntu Training Partner Programme. Ubuntu courses are now available in many locations across the USA.

Two, 5 day courses which form part of the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification train System Administrators on how to deploy and make the most of Ubuntu in the office.

A 2 day course assists desktop users in the home and office to transition smoothly to Ubuntu and use key applications, including mainstream office applications, Internet connectivity and browsing, graphic art tools, multi-media and music.

Courses are available in classroom and self-paced elearning formats. For details of the current 3 month classroom schedule, click here
Closed and pre-booked sessions are also available by contacting the partners directly.

Ubuntu training activities will be expanding significantly throughout 2009, with new courses and delivery mechanisms available to students globally. Stay tuned for updates over the coming months as learning to work with Ubuntu gets even easier.


Viva o Ubuntu Training no Brazil!

Canonical has signed up its first Authorised Training Partner in Brazil. Based in Recife, Fuctura has been an open source training house and avid Ubuntu supporter for some years now.

Their instructors have just completed a three day ‘Train The Trainer’ session by Canonical, preparing them to teach the Ubuntu courses in the manner and high standards students have come to expect. The first desktop course will be held in December, followed by many more throughout Brazil in 2009.

If you haven’t checked out the training offerings by Canonical and its partners yet, here’s a good opportunity: