Red Hat Academy Makes a Splash at FETC

The education community welcomed Red Hat with open arms at the Florida Educational Technology Conference last month. At the show, Red Hat announced that it is now offering schools enrollment in the Red Hat Academy, a global educational curriculum that supports teachers and students in applied learning of IT skills on Red Hat Linux and open source technology. The Academy features a hands-on Linux IT skills curriculum for global workforce development, which is designed and adapted especially for the development of IT skills education in schools, colleges, technical institutes and universities. Students in the Academy learn the same command-line and system-administration skills taught in the Red Hat Certified Engineer program, up to the level of Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT).

Enrollment in the Academy includes teacher technical training, Web-delivered and download-and-go student workbooks, teacher handbooks, assessment tools, hands-on labs and exercises, RHCT exam administra-tion, curriculum support and classroom technical support. The Academy is suited for all levels of student ability and is adaptable to any institution from high school through college. The curriculum meets or exceeds all IT requirements in North America and the European Union; and its pace and level can be adjusted to the needs of particular school populations. It also meets the requirements of the NCLB Act.

Red Hat is the largest provider of open source technology. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat is offering special introductory pricing for schools and colleges starting now for the fall 2003 term. For more information about starting a Red Hat Academy at your institution, visit; call (866) 273-3428, Ext. 45757; or e-mail [email protected].

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.