If you enroll in one of the training courses provided by the Linux Foundation during September, you will be in for a surprise. The non-profit organisation has announced that it will give away free Chromebooks to the students enrolling for its courses throughout the month of September.
Making an announcement about the same, The Linux Foundation stated, “Individual learners are eligible for this offer, which begins today and expires at 11:59 p.m. PT on September 30, 2015. All courses available for enrollment this month are offered through the end of the year, giving students flexibility in scheduling. The Linux Foundation’s training courses are tailored for both beginners and intermediate developers and IT professionals and range from Essentials of Linux System Administration toEmbedded Linux Development.”
The foundation will give away Dell’s Chromebook 11, priced at US$ 299. It packs a 29.4cm (11.6-inch) display, a 1.4Ghz processor and 4GB RAM.
“We want students of Linux to experience a Linux desktop and Chromebooks are a great way to do that – either through Google’s Linux based OS or by installing one of the many Linux distros available,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “We hope this offer can provide the freedom Linux developers and IT professionals value and spark new ideas and discoveries as they embark on our Linux training program.”
“Linux is increasingly understood to be the entry point for a lucrative career in IT. This year’s Linux Jobs Report revealed that 97 per cent of hiring managers surveyed would bring on Linux talent relative to other skill areas in the next six months. This is the result of Linux’s pervasiveness throughout technology sectors. From embedded development to supercomputing, cloud computing, virtualisation and more, Linux dominates. Anyone skilled in Linux has a competitive edge in this environment.”
The Linux Foundation’s Training Program also includes Linux certifications for IT professionals who seek to advance their careers and demonstrate their skills to employers. These certifications offer professionals performance based exams that are available anytime, anywhere and that are distribution flexible. For more information about Linux Foundation certification, please visit: https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification,” added the blog post.