Free Linux course for schools and colleges launched by Cisco and The Open University partnership
Cisco Systems, in collaboration with The Open University, is launching an initiative to enable schools, colleges and other specialist educational establishments around the UK to teach Linux skills for free, as part of Cisco’s Networking Academy programme.
Now considered to be the one of the most popular computer operating systems, Linux can be found on smart phones, super computers, web servers and running many of the top ecommerce sites around the globe. The Open University will be helping teachers to develop their skills in Linux and deliver the course to their students.
This is an excellent opportunity for schools to be able to gain resources that will enable their students to gain industry recognised skills.
The programme is being delivered to educational institutions via a cloud-based online system developed by lab providers NDG. This means there is no investment required in specialist hardware or software and the resources are available 24/7.
Students who complete the course, developed in collaboration with the Linux Professional Institute, can also be tested for an industry-recognised ‘Linux Essentials’ certificate.
If you are interested in your educational establishment joining this programme, more information can be found at www.oulinux.org.uk.Tags: