The 2015 Linux Jobs Report came out today, with several key findings:
- Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals in the next six months.
- The rise of open cloud platforms is creating even more demand for Linux professionals with the right expertise.
- Linux-certified professionals will be especially well positioned in the job market this year.
One of the key reasons we have a training department at The Linux Foundation is to help ensure that there’s enough Linux talent to meet the growing demand. To that end, we’ve made some significant moves in the past 12 months:
- We partnered with edX to make our Introduction to Linux course available for free to anybody interested in learning about Linux.
- We’ve improved and updated our OpenStack course to keep up with the latest in cloud technologies.
- We released a new online, self-paced Essentials of System Administration course to help people learn necessary enterprise IT sysadmin skills at a reasonable price point.
- We launched a new certification program designed to help Linux sysadmins and engineers demonstrate their real-world Linux skills to employers.
- We added more classroom-based courses to this year’s schedule to give more people the opportunity to take professional-quality Linux training in person from true Linux experts.
So if you’ve been thinking about starting a Linux career, advancing your career, or getting your company involved in Linux, we can help. We’ve got plenty of other changes coming, so stay tuned via our newsletter or this blog.
See you in class!
The Linux Training Team