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Red Hat and the Australian Computer Society Partner to Build Members' Open Source Skills

  • 15 September, 2005 09:26

<p>ACS members now entitled to discounted Red Hat training</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia, 15 September 2005—Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that it has partnered with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to offer its members discounted Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) training..</p>
<p>Peter Durie, Services Manager, Red Hat Australia, said, “We are very excited about the partnership with ACS. This is further proof that Linux has a strong and certain future in the Australian enterprise, and that the RHCE certification is highly regarded by the industry.”</p>
<p>Linux server shipments have been continuing to increase, and skilled people are in demand. As Red Hat is the leading Linux distribution, its Linux certifications have become the defacto industry standard, regularly rating highly in surveys and training comparisons.</p>
<p>ACS members can go to to conduct a pre-assessment to determine which Red Hat training course will best meet their needs, based on current skill level. Members can also register for training at the same address and should quote RHACS, together with their ACS membership number in the Special Offer Code Field, to redeem the discount.</p>
<p>Edward Mandla, National President, ACS, said, “This is a great initiative and provides an outstanding benefit for our members. We are looking forward to extending the partnership with Red Hat into other areas beyond training.”</p>
<p>For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the RHCE certification and other training courses offered by Red Hat, please visit</p>
<p>About Australian Computer Society
The ACS is the recognised professional association for those working in ICT, seeking to raise the standing of ICT professionals and represent their views to government, industry and the community. A member of the Australian Council of Professions, the ACS is the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT sector, committed to ensuring the beneficial use of ICT for all Australians. It provides both members and non-members with opportunities for professional education, networking and certification, as well as enabling them to contribute to the development of their profession. Visit for more information.</p>
<p>About Red Hat, Inc.</p>
<p>Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more:</p>
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