SUSE aims to tackle skills shortage in open source in ME

Forges new training partnership with Ingram Micro in the Middle East on enterprise open source software

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SUSE aims to tackle skills shortage in open source in ME Sabry (left) and Abi-Chahine highlight the opportunities available in the region for open source.
By  David Ndichu Published  July 29, 2017

The region’s open source skill base is expected to receive a major boost, as a global open source software company extends its training programme in the region.    

SUSE is teaming up with the training arm of technology distributor Ingram Micro to offer a set of 18 instructed-led SUSE training modules in the Middle East.

A Linux Foundation study last year found out that 87% of hiring managers say open skills are hard to come by.

The SUSE trainings will primarily focus on software defined infrastructure solutions such as OpenStack cloud environments, software-defined storage and Enterprise Linux solutions for SAP S/4HANA. Additional courses will cover the management of multi-vendor Linux environments with SUSE Manager.

Paul Abi-Chahine, regional director, EMEA at SUSE, says as investment in technology increases, it is crucial that organisations ensure that their IT resources have the skills and the technical know-how to reap maximum benefits from these solutions.  Through this strategic partnership between SUSE and Ingram Micro, customers can now benefit from a range of instructor-led Enterprise open-source trainings, delivered in region, to help them transform their businesses to digital while running it more efficiently and cost effectively, Abi-Chahine said.  

Key training modules, each delivered over a one-day program, include:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 Administration (3116): Designed for system administrators who would like to become familiar with the Linux operating system as well as those who are preparing for the SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux 11 exam.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Administration (3124): Tailored for students with little or no previous Linux experience and seeking a fundamental understanding of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 operating system. It is also ideal for those who are preparing for the SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux 12 certification exam.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for SAP Application Administration (3134): Designed for system administrators that administer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for SAP Applications installations.

Mohammad Sabry, head of services, gulf and near east region at Ingram Micro Training MEA sees significant opportunity in the region to further expand its business by adding Linux- and Open Source-software trainings to our offerings in the Middle East. With their unique delivery model, including hands-on training and simulations of several real-world applications, SUSE is an excellent partner for us, as well as for any IT professionals interested in becoming experts in Linux and open source platforms, Sabry said. 

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