SSI becomes Red Hat's partner in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 07:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: SSI Education, power brand of Aptech Limited and the leader in high-end technology training in India today announced their tie-up with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of Linux and open source to the enterprise. SSI Education is now Red Hat's Authorized Training Partner and will offer the complete range of Red Hat's Training and Certification programs. SSI Education will be the largest training partner of Red Hat in the country, making the courses available to students throughout the country.

Red Hat offers highest quality Linux and open source training and certification available. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) are highly valued among professionals as they are an actual measure of performance tested through live implementation. Red Hat certified Linux professionals are considered to be world class.

SSI Education is the leader in education of high-end and emerging technologies in the country. With this tie-up, SSI Education will offer the complete range of Red Hat's diverse course offerings ranging from basic Linux administration skills such as system administration and networking to specific areas of expertise, such as kernel internals, clustering and security. All courses are designed to create a basis for further development and real-world practice.

Speaking on the alliance, Pramod Khera, CEO & Managing Director, Aptech Limited said, "We are happy to join hands with Red Hat and believe this association will add value in the emerging technologies training field."

Javed Tapia, Director - Red Hat India said, "Given SSI Education's experience and expertise in providing quality training across the country, they are in a strategic position to address the growing demand for Red Hat's Training and Certification programs in India"

K. Venkatesh, Head, SSI Education put forth, "SSI Education, the pioneers in introducing new trends and training in cutting edge technology is proud to partner Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider. With this tie-up, SSI Education will offer a choice to students keen to pursue careers in open source in a market showing increasing use and acceptability of Linux by industry leaders across the world."

Said Shankar Iyer Head - Learning Services Red Hat India, "In India, Red Hat through its Training Partners has trained over 15000 students to date. India already has about 2500 Red Hat Certified Engineers, the largest number outside of the United States. With Red Hat Certifications gaining popularity across India, our partnership with SSI will go a long way in helping us reach out to a larger number of students."

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