New 4-course specialization prepares users for working productively with open source communities

SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that enrollment for a new 4-course specialization, Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git is now open. Offered through the world’s largest online platform for higher education, Coursera, students will attain the skills and knowledge needed to work comfortably and productively in open source development communities; have a good understanding of the Linux environment, as well as methods and tools required to successfully use it; and know how to use Git, the distributed version control system. This is the first time The Linux Foundation and Coursera have partnered to provide training opportunities.

Developed by the Linux Foundation’s Director of Training, Jerry Cooperstein, The Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git specialization is a remote learning program designed to give students a strong foundation of skills for working in open source development communities. It is designed for experienced computer users and developers who are looking to enter the world of open source development.

The specialization provides up to 70 hours of lectures and features labs for a hands-on learning experience. It requires that students have some familiarity with other operating systems, and experience working in the command line is also helpful, though not required.

A Coursera specialization is a series of related courses designed to help learners master a specific topic. To complete the specialization, learners must complete with a passing grade every course in the specialization.

”Coursera has a fantastic track record of making quality training programs accessible to individuals all around the world, and we are thrilled to partner with them on this new specialization,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad. “Open source continues its dominance in software development and technological innovation, and providing opportunities to access this type of training will be hugely beneficial to individuals who have previously only worked on proprietary products.”

“At Coursera, we partner with leading organizations to help learners acquire the high-demand skills for the jobs of the future. As more professionals seek to utilize innovative technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, open source software development skills become critical,” said Kevin McFarland, Head of Industry Partnerships, Coursera. “We are excited to partner with The Linux Foundation, the authority in Linux open source development, to bring these invaluable skills to developers around the world.”

Course Details:

Open Source Software Development MethodsOpen Source Software Development Methods is designed to introduce open source software to students as well as cover its history and the benefits it has provided to the global technological infrastructure. Participants will learn how to work productively while using open source projects, and learn the best practices involving collaboration. The class will also discuss the methods that are commonly used for open source, the use of hosting providers such as GitHub, and provide examples of previous open source projects.

Linux for Developers

Linux For Developers is designed to introduce students to the Linux operating system and teach them how to work comfortably at the command line. Students will be introduced to the Linux platform, and acquire the essential skills necessary for working with the operating system. Students will learn important skills such as learning how to separate the kernel from the Linux operating system, and how to make contributions to it.

Linux Tools for Developers

Linux Tools For Developers will focus on utilizing the tools needed for everyday work involving Linux. The course will cover the command line tools that are used daily by developers. The course will also focus on bash scripting where students will learn how to construct scripts and how to successfully complete complicated tasks in an automated fashion. Students will also learn about files and filesystems, and learn how to compile programs in Linux using compilers such as GCC.

Using Git for Distributed Development

Using Git for Distributed Development will focus on using Git for open source software development. The course will prepare students for using Git efficiently and help them make contributions to projects in a short timespan. Throughout the course, students will learn about Git workflows, how to identify problems in workflows, and how to find solutions to solve such problems.

Registration for the specialization is now open, at a cost of $49 per month until completion. To register for the specialization, visit https://coursera.org/specializations/oss-development-linux-git

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

About Coursera

Coursera is an online education company that partners with 170 of the world’s top universities and industry leaders to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Since launching in 2012, the company has grown to 35 million registered learners who can choose among 2,900 courses and 300 Specializations. Leading universities are now also working with Coursera to offer online degrees in areas like business, computer science, data science, and public health. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.

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Course will teach students to use Prometheus for better insight into systems and services and define more precise and meaningful alerts

SAN FRANCISCO, November 15, 2018 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new training course, LFS241 – Monitoring Systems and Services with Prometheus.

Prometheus is an open source monitoring system and time series database that is especially well-suited for monitoring dynamic cloud environments. It contains a powerful query language and data model in addition to integrated alerting and service discovery support. LFS241 is designed for software engineers and systems administrators who want to gain a deeper understanding of using Prometheus as a means to gain better insights into their systems and services.

LFS241 exposes new Prometheus users to many of its major features, best practices and use cases. Students will be able to monitor their systems and services effectively with Prometheus upon completion on this course. This course is approximately 20 to 25 hours and covers the following topics:

  • Prometheus architecture
  • Setting up and using Prometheus
  • Monitoring core system components and services
  • Basic and advanced querying
  • Creating dashboards
  • Instrumenting services and writing third-party integrations
  • Alerting
  • Using Prometheus with Kubernetes
  • Advanced operational aspects

This course contains 55 labs that can be completed locally, on a VM or in the cloud. As LFS241 is a hands on course, participants should have basic experience with Linux/Unix system administration and common shell commands, as well as some development experience in Go and/or Python and working with Kubernetes.

“Adoption of the Prometheus monitoring system is growing rapidly, leading to demand for more talent qualified to work with this technology, which is why we decided now is the time to develop this course,” said Clyde Seepersad, General Manager, Training & Certification, The Linux Foundation. “With content developed by CNCF, which hosts Prometheus, and Julius Volz, one of the founders of the project, there is no better option than LFS241 for learning the ins and outs of this solution.”

Since its release in 2012, Prometheus has been adopted by a multitude of companies and is now a self-contained, independently-maintained open source project. In 2016, Prometheus joined Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and is the de facto standard for monitoring container-based infrastructure.

The course was authored by Julius Volz, who co-founded the Prometheus monitoring system and lead the project to success at SoundCloud and beyond. He now focuses on growing the Prometheus community, freelances around Prometheus, and started PromCon, the first conference around Prometheus. Before SoundCloud, Julius was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.

LFS241 joins other training courses from The Linux Foundation and CNCF including LFS258 – Kubernetes Fundamentals and LFD259 – Kubernetes for Developers, and the Certified Kubernetes Administration and Certified Kubernetes Developer certification exams.

This new course is available to start immediately. The $199 course fee provides unlimited access to the course for one year including all content and labs. Interested individuals may enroll here.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Seventh Annual Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice.com Reveals Demand for Linux Coding is Back on Top as Most Sought After Open Source Skill and  Demand for Container Technologies Soars

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2018 –  The need for Open Source Technology skills are on the rise and companies and organizations continue to increase their recruitment of open source technology talent, while offering additional training and certification opportunities for existing staff in order to fill skills gaps, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open source talent, and nearly half (48%) report their organizations have begun to support open source projects with code or other resources for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those software skills. After a hiatus, Linux skills are back on top as the most sought after skill with 80% of hiring managers looking for tech professionals with Linux expertise. 55% of employers are now also offering to pay for employee certifications, up from 47% in 2017 and only 34% in 2016.

“Open source technology talent is in high  demand, as Linux and other open source software dominates software development,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. “I am encouraged that that companies are recognizing more and more each day that open source technology is the way to advance their businesses. The Linux Foundation, our members and the open source ecosystem are focused on ensuring training and certification opportunities are highly accessible to everyone who wants to seek them out and we are supporting the developer community and its growth in every possible way.”

This is the seventh year Dice®, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, are partnering to produce this jobs report. As with the last two reports, the focus is on all aspects of open source software; the first four years focused more specifically on Linux professionals.

The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report examines trends in open source careers, which skills are most in demand, motivation for open source professionals and how employers attract and retain qualified talent.

“Hiring skilled technology professionals remains a real pain point for employers and our report shows newer skills like containers are growing in popularity, putting more pressure on organizations to find good talent to carry out necessary projects,” said Art Zeile, President and CEO of DHI Group, Inc., parent company of Dice.

Key findings from the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report include:

  • Hiring open source talent is a priority for 83% of hiring managers, an increase from 76% in 2017.
  • Linux is back on top as the most in-demand open source skill category, with 80% of hiring managers looking for Linux talent, making it required knowledge for most entry-level open source careers, likely due to the strong popularity of cloud and container technologies, as well as DevOps practices, all of which typically run on Linux.
  • Containers are rapidly growing in popularity and importance, with 57% of hiring managers seeking that expertise, up from only 27% last year.
  • There’s a gulf between the views of hiring managers and open source pros on the effectiveness of efforts to improve diversity in the industry, with only 52% of employees seeing efforts as effective compared to 70% of employers.
  • Hiring managers are moving away from hiring outside consultants, increasingly opting to train existing employees on new open source technologies and help them gain certifications.
  • Many organizations are getting involved in open source with the express purpose of attracting developers.  

The annual report features data from more than 750 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organizations, and staffing agencies across the globe—as well as responses from more than 6,500 open source professionals worldwide.

The full 2018 Open Source Jobs Report is available to download for free from https://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/open-source-jobs-report-2018/.

About Dice
Dice is a leading tech career hub connecting employers with skilled technology
professionals and providing tech professionals with career opportunities, data, insights and
advice. Established in 1990, Dice began as one of the first career sites and today provides a
comprehensive suite of recruiting solutions, empowering companies and recruiters to make
informed hiring decisions. Dice serves multiple markets throughout North America and
Europe. www.Dice.com, Twitter, Facebook. Dice is a DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) service.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and
companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry
adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest
technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history.
Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale
any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any
one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of
trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page:
https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Course designed to help developers with expertise in other operating systems to gain more Linux, Git and general open source knowledge and experience

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of LFD201 – Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux, a training course focused on open source software, an introduction to Linux systems and the use of Git, the revision control system.

The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice, scheduled to be released later this month, will reveal that Linux is back on top as the most in demand skill by hiring managers seeking open source talent. After 65% of hiring managers reported seeking Linux talent in 2017, already down from 71% in the 2016 report, it has rebounded to take the top spot in 2018 at 80%.

“Open source software development practices lead to better code and faster development, which is why open source has become the dominant model for how the world’s technology infrastructure is built and operates,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad. “Git has also become the de facto standard for collaborative development, with tens of millions of projects using it. This is why it is imperative to make it easier for developers to master these systems, and this new course is a great first step in that journey.”

LFD201 covers how open source software works, including advantages of using it, methods of working in OSS communities, governance models and licensing choices. It then examines Linux systems and a wide set of topics, including installation, desktop environments, text editors, important commands and utilities, command shells and scripts, file systems and compiling software. The final module gives a thorough introduction to Git, the source control system that arose out of the Linux kernel community, that enables widely distributed development to operate efficiently.

The online course, accessible from anywhere in the world and only requiring a physical or virtual Linux environment – running any Linux distribution – contains 43 hands-on lab exercises that will allow students to practice their skills, as well as a similar number of knowledge check quizzes and more than 20 videos demonstrating accomplishing important tasks.

The course objectives are to:

  • Obtain a strong foundation for working comfortably and productively in open source development communities
  • Learn to work comfortably and productively in a Linux environment
  • Master important Linux methods and requisite tools
  • Learn to use Git to create new repositories or clone existing ones
  • Learn to use Git to commit new changes, review revision histories, and examine differences with older versions
  • Learn to use Git to work with different branches, merge repositories, and work with a distributed development team.

This course is addressed to those who are already experienced computer users and developers on another operating system, but have limited or no experience working in a Linux environment; and/or those who have already done some work on Linux systems and are looking to gain a good working grasp of Git.

LFD201 was developed by Linux Foundation Director of Training Jerry Cooperstein, who has worked with Linux since 1994, developing and delivering training in both the kernel and user space. For the better part of two decades, Cooperstein worked on problems in nuclear astrophysics including supernova explosions, nuclear matter and neutron stars, general relativity, neutrinos and hydrodynamics at various national laboratories and universities in the United States and Europe. During that time, he developed state-of-the-art simulation software on many kinds of supercomputers and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Cooperstein joined the Linux Foundation in 2009 as the Training Program Director.

LFD201 is available to take now for $299. Students can register at https://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/development-training/introduction-to-open-source-development-git-and-linux.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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The online course, available on edX.org, teaches fundamentals needed to adopt SDN, NFV, disaggregation, orchestration, network automation and modern networking

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the opening of enrollment for LFS165x – Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies. Students may pre-register now for this free course, and full course content will be available beginning in early August.

The 2017 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice found nearly half of hiring managers are looking to hire individuals with networking expertise, and 55 percent report that formal training or certification is a priority when choosing new hires. On top of that, the way networks are built and deployed is evolving, with open source networking projects being responsible for much of this transformation.

LFS165x explores open source networking projects, from The Linux Foundation and beyond, that are shaping the future of networking and telecoms. Designed for open source enthusiasts, university students, network architects and engineers, security architects and engineers, and system engineers, this course offers an introduction to open source networking.

This course covers the open networking stack from top to bottom, starting from networking hardware disaggregation and modern 100G and 400G switches, through network operating systems, network controllers, virtualization and orchestration. Students will develop an understanding of the use cases and technical options for modern open networking in enterprises, service providers, and cloud datacenters. The course provides familiarity with the following open source networking projects and their use cases:

  • Open Compute Project, ONIE, Akraino
  • FD.io, OVS, IO Visor, DPDK, Open Dataplane, P4
  • OpenSwitch, Open Network Linux, FRR, DANOS, SONIC, FBOSS
  • OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric (OpenContrail), ONOS, CORD, Open Security Controller
  • ONAP, OPNFV
  • PNDA, SNAS

“Open source software is becoming core to the networking industry, with software-defined networking and network function virtualization sitting at the heart of coming 5G technologies,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Networking Arpit Joshipura. “There is a major need for more individuals with the qualifications to develop and implement these technologies. This course, along with other open source networking courses from The Linux Foundation and edX, is a great first step for individuals looking to break into this fast-growing industry, and also to help industry veterans gain a baseline understanding of these concepts.”

Students will leave the course with an understanding of:

  • The software-defined and open source networking landscape
  • How networking hardware is being disaggregated
  • How open network operating systems (NOS) run on different networking hardware
  • Ways to automate networking tasks
  • How software-defined network (SDN) controllers manage underlay networks
  • How network function virtualization (NFV) can help reduce the complexity of today’s data center environments
  • Ways orchestration tools can build a bridge between applications and networking

The Linux Foundation and edX already offer two additional open source networking courses, LFS163x – Introduction to ONAP: Complete Network Automation and LFS164x – NFV Acceleration: An Introduction to OPNFV, which also provide useful knowledge for individuals looking to improve their open source networking skills.

LFS165x was developed by Reza Toghraee, a network and security expert. For the last 20 years, Toghraee has designed and deployed many large campus and datacenter projects, leveraging his skills in networking, security, virtualization, compute, and storage across a range of major networking vendors.

In 2013, Toghraee started exploring the hardware and software of Ethernet switches and was inspired to build an AVB (Audio Video Bridging) Ethernet switch by designing hardware and software protocols. Soon he discovered SDN and early SDN controllers and dedicated his time to promoting and contributing to SDN and the OpenNetworking community. He is the director of ArpaWare Ltd in the UK, a professional services consultancy for SDN, NFV, network automation, network virtualization and cloud projects. Toghraee is the author of Learning OpenDaylight and he is currently authoring another book about Data Plane programming.

Registration is open now for LFS165x on edX.org. There is no charge for the course, though a verified certificate of completion is available for $99.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Online courses, available on edX.org and The Linux Foundation training platform, provide introductory and advanced knowledge of ONAP and OPNFV

LOS ANGELES (Open Networking Summit), March 27, 2018 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of four new training courses, LFS163x: Introduction to ONAP: Complete Network Automation and, LFS164x: NFV Acceleration: An Introduction to OPNFV, both available on edX.org, the leading nonprofit learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT; and LFS263: ONAP Fundamentals, and LFS264: OPNFV Fundamentals, available on The Linux Foundation training platform. All courses are available and open for enrollment today.

Open source networking projects are transforming how service providers and enterprises develop, deploy, and scale their networks and next-generation services. The 2017 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice found nearly half of hiring managers are looking to hire individuals with networking expertise, and 55 percent report that formal training or certifications is a priority when choosing new hires.

LFS163x: Introduction to ONAP: Complete Network Automation is designed to provide a high-level understanding and business perspective of the ONAP project and a guide for navigating, participating, and benefiting from the ONAP community. The course is also meant for vendors who wish to determine how to position or sell their products into the ONAP ecosystem. The course outline includes:

  • Chapter 1. NFV Basics and ONAP Introduction
  • Chapter 2. ONAP Scope and Key Concepts
  • Chapter 3. ONAP Architecture
  • Chapter 4. Official ONAP Projects
  • Chapter 5. ONAP Demos and Getting Involved
  • Final Exam

LFS164x: NFV Acceleration: An Introduction to OPNFV offers an introduction to The Linux Foundation OPNFV project (Open Platform for NFV), providing the basics of NFV. It delves into the challenges OPNFV solves, with an overview of related projects and industry use cases. We will also discuss how you can benefit from OPNFV. The course outline includes:

  • Chapter 1. NFV Basics and OPNFV Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Upstream Projects Integration
  • Chapter 3. Feature Projects
  • Chapter 4. Integration Projects
  • Chapter 5. Testing Projects
  • Chapter 6. Use Cases and Getting Involved
  • Final Exam

LFS263: ONAP Fundamentals is designed to provide a fundamental understanding and basic hands-on knowledge of the ONAP project and a guide for navigating, participating, and benefiting from the ONAP community. The course includes lab exercises to run on the Google Cloud Platform for a deeper learning of each of ONAP’s functional areas. The course outline includes:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Network Function Virtualization
  • Chapter 2. ONAP Scope and Key Concepts
  • Chapter 3. ONAP Architecture
    • Lab 1. ONAP Deployment using OOM and OPNFV
  • Chapter 4. ONAP Subprojects
    • Lab 2. Virtual firewall (vFW) network service design
  • Chapter 5. ONAP Use Cases
    • Lab 3. vFW network service runtime
    • Lab 4. vFW closed-loop automation

LFS264: OPNFV Fundamentals introduces students to the fundamentals of OPNFV. Starting with an overview of NFV and OPNFV, it delves into the challenges OPNFV solves, then provides an overview of the feature, integration, and testing OPNFV projects, industry use cases and benefits. In addition to the theoretical learning, the course includes lab exercises to run on the Google Cloud Platform. These lab exercises revolve around deployment and testing, for a deeper learning of each of OPNFV’s key areas. The course outline includes:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to NFV and OPNFV
  • Chapter 2. Upstream Projects Integration
  • Chapter 3. Feature Projects
  • Chapter 4. Integration Projects
    • Lab 1.      Deploying OPNFV
  • Chapter 5. Testing Projects
    • Lab 2. Running Functest
    • Lab 3. Running Yardstick
  • Chapter 6. OPNFV Use Cases

“With networking becoming increasingly important to a wider range of organizations than ever before, and traditional proprietary solutions being replaced with open source software, there is huge demand for more professionals with expertise in this area of technology,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Networking Arpit Joshipura. “These new training courses will help build a new generation of networking professionals, and ensure existing professionals have the skills needed to succeed in a changing environment.”

LFS163x and LFS164x are available to begin immediately on edX.org. There is no charge for these introductory courses, though a verified certificate of completion is available for $99. LFS263 and LFS264 are now open for pre-enrollment, with the courses being fully available in May. Those who purchase either course during the pre-enrollment period can do so for a discounted fee of $99 each ($199 standard).

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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“Nobody quite expected the strategists at Redmond to come forward with a direct and open ‘Microsoft Loves Linux’ statement, but they did and it was stated and it’s now officially ‘a thing’ that all the tech industry has become accustomed to.”

Read more at Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2018/01/15/linux-foundation-shares-some-love-back-for-microsoft-azure/#762f53382330

New online course will bring Azure pros up to speed with Linux, and vice versa

SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new training course, LFS205 – Administering Linux on Azure.

A large number of the virtual machines running in Azure are utilizing the Linux operating system. Both Linux and Azure professionals should make sure they know how to manage Linux workloads in an Azure environment as this trend is likely to continue. LFS205 provides an introduction to managing Linux on Azure. Whether someone is a Linux professional who wants to learn more about working on Azure, or an Azure professional that needs to understand how to work with Linux in Azure, this course will provide the requisite knowledge.

John Gossman, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, and Linux Foundation Board Member commented: “With over 40 percent of VMs on Azure now Linux, we are working closely with The Linux Foundation on a Linux on Azure course to make sure customers currently using Linux on Azure–and those who want to–have the tools and knowledge they need to run their enterprise workloads on our cloud. We look forward to continued collaboration with The Linux Foundation to continue to deliver trainings to make customers’ lives easier.”

“As shown by The Linux Foundation and Dice’s Open Source Jobs Report, cloud computing skills are by far the most in demand by employers,” said Linux Foundation General Manager for Training & Certification, Clyde Seepersad. “This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as the world today is run in the cloud. Azure is one of the most popular public clouds, and a huge portion of its instances run on Linux. That’s why we feel this new course is essential to give Azure professionals the Linux skills they need, give Linux professionals the Azure skills they need, and train new professionals to ensure industry has the talent it needs to meet the growing demand for Linux on Azure.”

The course starts with an introduction to Linux and Azure, after which students will learn more about advanced Linux features and how they are managed in an Azure environment. Next, the course goes into information about managing containers, either in Linux or with the open source container technology that is integrated in Azure. After that, LFS205 covers how to deploy virtual machines in Azure, discussing different deployment scenarios. Once the VMs are available in Azure, students will need to know how to manage them in an efficient way, which is covered next. The last part of this course teaches how to troubleshoot Linux in Azure, and to monitor Linux in Azure using different open source tools.

Students can expect to learn about:

  • Advanced Linux features and how they are managed in an Azure environment
  • Managing containers
  • Deploying virtual machines in Azure, and managing them
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting Linux in Azure

LFS205 is taught by Sander van Vugt, a Linux professional living in the Netherlands and working for customers around the globe. Sander is an author of many Linux-related video courses and books, and instructor, as well as course developer for The Linux Foundation. He is also a managing partner of ITGilde, a large co-operative in which about a hundred independent Linux professionals in the Netherlands have joined forces.

The course is available to begin immediately. The $299 course fee provides unlimited access to the course for one year to all content and labs. Interested individuals may enroll here.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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New online course will bring Azure pros up to speed with Linux, and vice versa

SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new training course, LFS205 – Administering Linux on Azure.

A large number of the virtual machines running in Azure are utilizing the Linux operating system. Both Linux and Azure professionals should make sure they know how to manage Linux workloads in an Azure environment as this trend is likely to continue. LFS205 provides an introduction to managing Linux on Azure. Whether someone is a Linux professional who wants to learn more about working on Azure, or an Azure professional that needs to understand how to work with Linux in Azure, this course will provide the requisite knowledge.

John Gossman, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, and Linux Foundation Board Member commented: “With over 40 percent of VMs on Azure now Linux, we are working closely with The Linux Foundation on a Linux on Azure course to make sure customers currently using Linux on Azure–and those who want to–have the tools and knowledge they need to run their enterprise workloads on our cloud. We look forward to continued collaboration with The Linux Foundation to continue to deliver trainings to make customers’ lives easier.”

“As shown by The Linux Foundation and Dice’s Open Source Jobs Report, cloud computing skills are by far the most in demand by employers,” said Linux Foundation General Manager for Training & Certification, Clyde Seepersad. “This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as the world today is run in the cloud. Azure is one of the most popular public clouds, and a huge portion of its instances run on Linux. That’s why we feel this new course is essential to give Azure professionals the Linux skills they need, give Linux professionals the Azure skills they need, and train new professionals to ensure industry has the talent it needs to meet the growing demand for Linux on Azure.”

The course starts with an introduction to Linux and Azure, after which students will learn more about advanced Linux features and how they are managed in an Azure environment. Next, the course goes into information about managing containers, either in Linux or with the open source container technology that is integrated in Azure. After that, LFS205 covers how to deploy virtual machines in Azure, discussing different deployment scenarios. Once the VMs are available in Azure, students will need to know how to manage them in an efficient way, which is covered next. The last part of this course teaches how to troubleshoot Linux in Azure, and to monitor Linux in Azure using different open source tools.

Students can expect to learn about:

  • Advanced Linux features and how they are managed in an Azure environment
  • Managing containers
  • Deploying virtual machines in Azure, and managing them
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting Linux in Azure

LFS205 is taught by Sander van Vugt, a Linux professional living in the Netherlands and working for customers around the globe. Sander is an author of many Linux-related video courses and books, and instructor, as well as course developer for The Linux Foundation. He is also a managing partner of ITGilde, a large co-operative in which about a hundred independent Linux professionals in the Netherlands have joined forces.

The course is available to begin immediately. The $299 course fee provides unlimited access to the course for one year to all content and labs. Interested individuals may enroll here.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Open Source Summit EU

Going to Open Source Summit? Check out some featured conference presentations and activities below.

Going to Open Source Summit EU in Prague? While you’re there, be sure stop by The Linux Foundation training booth for fun giveaways and a chance to win one of three Raspberry Pi kits.

Giveaways include The Linux Foundation branded webcam covers, The Linux Foundation projects’ stickers, Tux stickers, Linux.com stickers, as well as free ebooks: The SysAdmin’s Essential Guide to Linux Workstation Security, Practical GPL Compliance, and A Guide to Understanding OPNFV & NFV.

You can also enter the raffle for a chance to win a Raspberry Pi Kit. There will be 3 raffle winners: names will be drawn and prizes will be mailed on Nov. 2.

And, be sure to check out some featured conference presentations below, including how to deploy Kubernetes native applications, deploying and scaling microservices, opportunities for inclusion and collaboration, and how to build your open source career.

Session Highlights

  • Love What You Do, Everyday! – Zaheda Bhorat, Amazon Web Services
  • Detecting Performance Regressions In The Linux Kernel – Jan Kara, SUSE
  • Highway to Helm: Deploying Kubernetes Native Applications – Michelle Noorali, Microsoft
  • Deploying and Scaling Microservices with Docker and Kubernetes – Jérôme Petazzoni, Docker
  • printk() – The Most Useful Tool is Now Showing its Age – Steven Rostedt, VMWare
  • Every Day Opportunities for Inclusion and Collaboration – Nithya Ruff, Comcast

Activities

  • Technical Showcase
  • Real-Time Summit
  • Free Day with Prague tour from local students
  • KVM Forum
  • FOSSology – Hands On Training
  • Tracing Summit

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will also a have booth at OSSEU. Get your pass to Open Source Summit Europe and stop by to learn more! Use discount OSSEULFM20 code for 20% off your all-access attendee pass.

Check out the full list of co-located events on the website and register now.