Red Hat has launched its Virtual Training Program for Asia Pacific, in a move designed to bring online training and real-time courses on Red Hat technologies to customers, partners, and IT professionals.
According to the Open Source solutions provider, the goal of the new initiative is to make access to training on Red Hat’s open source technology “simple and quick.”
“It helps eliminate the limitations of having to travel training in a single location and train more people on Red Hat technologies, to help prepare participants to meet the requirements for Red Hat certification,” says Sachin Shridhar, senior director, Pre-Sales and Services, Red Hat Asia Pacific.
Shridhar says users may choose from a wide range of remote courses in Red Hat’s products and solutions for operating system management, administration, application integration and maximisation, virtualisation, hybrid cloud development, and more.
“The Virtual Training Program was designed in response to customer requests to help them overcome challenges of physical training facilities and offerings, including timing and training locations,” Shridhar adds.
“This program offers a new channel of training delivery model to meet the schedules of our customers who see the value of Red Hat training but want flexibility to take training outside of physical classrooms, on their own schedule.
“This program is designed to enable us to train a larger number of customers, partners and IT professionals across Asia Pacific in Red Hat’s technologies in an agile, quick and effective method, helping to prepare participants to meet the requirements for Red Hat certification.”
At present, the courses are currently available in English for Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Hong Kong and India.
Next year, virtual training courses are planned to be available in Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese for Japan, Korea and China markets.
Shridhar says that after completing courses, participants can visit the offices of a Red Hat authorised training partner in their country to sit for Red Hat certification exams.
Red Hat is also offering a special launch discount of 25 percent in Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Hong Kong and India for all students who attend Red Hat's virtual training from December 2015 to February 2016.
“The Virtual Training Program offers the same classroom-based course catalogue with the same level and quality of information but by means of remote and real-time tools, helping to bring together students from across the region in one session,” adds Yugesh Jerath, director, Global Learning Services, Red Hat Asia Pacific.