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12 June 2012, 16:35

Linux Foundation launches 2012 Scholarship Program

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Linux Foundation logo The Linux Foundation has announced the 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program, which will award five scholarships to computer science students, Linux developers and architects who show promise but "but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses".

The scholarships will cover the expense of one of the Foundation's training courses; the average cost of a course is around $2500. Applicants should complete the application form by 11 July 2012. 2011's Scholarship winners came from Egypt, the US, Ireland, India and Australia, and had interests such as creating an ARM hypervisor or kernel internals.

The Foundation announced that it is also expanding its course syllabus with new classes on Cloud Architecture and Deployment, Advanced Performance Tuning and Linux Security. Previously the Foundation has focused on providing developer training, but with Linux's widespread use in cloud computing, it felt it needed to offer courses relevant to the rapidly growing sector. The Foundation has made much of its 2012 Linux Jobs report which reported high demand for Linux skills from recruiters, employers and hiring managers.

For those The H readers who don't have time for a full course, why not avail yourself of a Linux Training tutorial; 30 minute webinars which introduce Git, Btrfs, performance analysis, open source compliance and a variety of other topics.


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