Dammam university named first Red Hat Academy in Saudi

UODTradeArabia News Service

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that the University of Dammam has been signed as the first Red Hat Academy in Saudi Arabia.

The university will offer Red Hat courses and exams to up to 200 students per year, who will receive hands-on instruction, curriculum and labs, performance-based testing, and educator support, said a statement from the company.

University of Dammam has chosen Red Hat to support its IT infrastructure and encourages students to learn in new and exciting ways. As a pre-eminent research-based institution, the University of Dammam has grown and developed through continually assessing and aiming to improve its curriculum and expand its academic capabilities across disciplines, it said.

As the first Red Hat Academy partner in Saudi Arabia, University of Dammam can offer Red Hat´s curriculum across many of Red Hat’s most popular platforms, including Linux, middleware and cloud technologies, it added.

Additionally, students can also improve their skills by enrolling in some of Red Hat´s most popular certification exams, such as Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat Openstack, Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA) and Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD), it stated.

Lee Miles, general manager, Red Hat Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said: “I am delighted to have University of Dammam as the first Red Hat Academy in Saudi Arabia.”

“The agreement provides free training to 200 university students on our latest open source technologies. The computer science field is rapidly changing and our company’s open source technologies are at the forefront of these changes,” he said.

“Having the right skills is key to supporting the kingdom’s growth and its 2030 vision. Our company is a perfect fit to achieve this, because it is designed to offer university students web-based training curriculum and hands-on labs covering most of our popular platforms. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation with University of Dammam,” he concluded.

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