Red Hat Launches Empowered by Red Hat Seminars to Educate the Public on Linux Markets, Careers and Technology

9/26/2002 - Red Hat, the leader in Linux and open source technology and solutions, announced a year-long tour of half-day seminars to educate the public about Linux. The "Empowered by Red Hat" technical seminar will run twice monthly throughout 2002-2003, and will be open to the public at no cost.

The tour begins in the Washington, DC area in early October, and visits nine major US cities, one event per city. In addition, the seminar will be offered once a month at Red Hat Headquarters in Raleigh, NC.

Monthly Seminar schedule:

Participants will learn how companies are deploying and using Linux, explore Linux and open source career options, and experience Red Hat Linux hands-on. They will also be offered special discounts on Red Hat's RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) training and certification program, as well as pre-assessment, advice on Linux careers, and orientation on Red Hat training classes.

High-quality IT training and certification with proven value are essential to technical professionals and employers. Red Hat's intensive hands-on training with Linux, the world's fastest-growing operating system (IDC Report, January 2002), can give IT professionals the edge they need in this tight market, and provide needed expertise to organizations wanting to migrate to Red Hat Linux.

"A broader audience is seeking information on what Linux is and how it can benefit organizations." said Peter Childers, vice president of Learning Services at Red Hat. "The price-performance advantage makes Linux the clear choice for companies and governments looking to do more with less. CIOs, CTOs and IT managers are already starting to see this, and many others want to get ready to support new Linux-based environments. These seminars provide a helpful roadmap."

The "Empowered by Red Hat" seminar is open to the public but seats and enrollments are limited. Special "Empowered by Red Hat" webcast seminars will be available to those unable to attend in person.

About Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
RHCE is a performance-based certification and the de facto standard Linux certification, with over 11,000 RHCE exams taken and 6,600 RHCEs certified. RHCE is the top-rated IT certification overall for quality, and also chosen number one in several categories including overall quality of education and tests and exams. (Certification Magazine/Fairfield Research, Jan. 2002)

About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has offices worldwide. For complete details on Red Hat's free seminars and special bundle offers visit

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