Prince Sultan University joins Red Hat Academy
Source: Procre8 for Red Hat , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon June 12, 2017 12:22 pm

SAUDI ARABIA.  Prince Sultan University today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to create the King Salman Education for Employment Program 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.

The King Salman Education for Employment Program at Prince Sultan University supports recent college graduates who need more practical training in order to compete in today’s job market.

In fact, just last month HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, laid the cornerstone for the new King Salman Center for Education for Employment building at Prince Sultan University. This center is seen as an important national development project that contributes to building a generation capable of achieving the objectives of economic development in Saudi Arabia.

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.   

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Eng. Ibrahim Al Ghemlas, Director of the Community Services and Continuing Education Center at Prince Sultan University said, “Red Hat is a multinational software company providing open source solutions to the enterprise community. They will be collaborating with us to offer multiple certification programs in System Administration and OpenStack Administration. Red Hat is an exciting addition to our King Salman Education for Employment academies and we look forward to a long and beneficial collaboration with Red Hat.”

“We’re pleased to have Prince Sultan University join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program,” said Ken Goetz, vice president, Global Training and Certification, Red Hat. “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. We look forward to continued collaboration with Prince Sultan University as an important member of Red Hat’s training and certification ecosystem.” 

Additional Resources 
●     Visit the Prince Sultan University website to learn more  
●     Learn more about the Red Hat Academy Program 
●     Visit the Red Hat Training and Certification website 

Photo Caption: Ken Goetz, vice president, Global Training and Certification, Red Hat

About Prince Sultan University
PSU was originally founded as a private college (1999) but was raised to the status of university by the Ministry of Higher Education (2003). As a non-profit-making institution, it was the first private university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As such, it introduced private higher education in the Kingdom when it was most needed. Today the University has over 4000 students, and over 400 diversified faculty members (as of 2015/2016). It consists of 5 colleges: Business, Computer and Information Science, Engineering, Law and Humanities. PSU is the first private university to have been granted institutional accreditation. ​

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