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The German University in Cairo Joins Red Hat Academy

The German University in Cairo, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the ‘The German University in Cairo Red Hat Academy’. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.

German University in Cairo focuses on a state-of-the-art ‘best practices model of education’ approach of integrating Academia, Research, and Industry together. It aims to produce the most comprehensively prepared, multidisciplinary and innovative graduates who are able to effectively deal with challenges created by the global economy and play leading roles in their areas of specializations. It provides continuous training and professional services to the public, helping individuals acquire up-to-date knowledge and experience.

“We would like to express our happiness at the fruitful cooperation with Red Hat Academy which is considered the world’s leading provider of open source technology solutions. This cooperation is in line with our vision of training students in order to create a cadre of highly qualified personnel with a high level of skill and proficiency to meet the requirements and expectations of the labour market. The courses offered by Red Hat Academy will improve the technical skills of students and support future open source contributors and innovators,” said Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elsayed El-Mahdy Dean of Information Engineering and Technology, The German University in Cairo.

The agreement with Red Hat is a sign of the University’s firm commitment to providing students with access to the latest technology trends and helping them develop cutting-edge knowledge and skills in order to prepare them for a competitive job market and enhance their career prospects. Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat training.

For more than a decade, Red Hat Academy has supplied high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide, that have the required technology and support environments, with hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support. Red Hat Academy’s web-based curriculum helps create competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.

“We’re pleased to have the German University in Cairo join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program. To help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills, we work closely with a variety of educational institutions. Now, with the support from the German University in Cairo, talents from Egypt will have the opportunity to get trained and certified in Red Hat’s most in-demand technologies and gain access to platforms that will help them connect to Red Hat communities and employment connections. We trust the German University in Cairo and their commitment to preparing Red Hat Academy students for a successful career in open source information technology,” said Adrian Pickering, General Manager, Red Hat Middle East and North Africa.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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