Canonical and Altkom Akademia partner to deliver Ubuntu Certified Professional training in Poland

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has signed an agreement with Altkom Akademia to deliver 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' (UCP) training in Poland. Altkom will deliver official courses in Warsaw starting in September 2007.

Two five day courses, Ubuntu Professional Courses 1 & 2, will assist system administrators in passing the required LPI 101, LPI 102 and the Ubuntu 199 exams, and achieve the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification. These courses are part of a series of classroom and e-learning courses scheduled for launch throughout 2007.

With over 73 classrooms in seven major cities, Ubuntu training will be available to customers throughout Poland. “Altkom Academia is one of the most important players in the Polish training market; their Linux training portfolio and in-depth knowledge of the industry made them a natural choice for Canonical,” commented, Chris Kenyon, director of Business Development at Canonical.

“We have been delivering Linux training for many years now and have witnessed the shifting trends in the market. Needless-to-say, providing our customers with Ubuntu certification options makes our offer more attractive and we are excited at being the first in Poland to do so.”

The first Ubuntu Professional course will open in Warsaw in September and will run for five days.

About Canonical

Canonical, the sponsor of Ubuntu, is head quartered in Europe and is committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. Canonical offers world-class 24×7 support for Ubuntu as well as professional engineering services.

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.

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About ALTKOM Akademia S.A.

Founded in 1988, Altkom is a leading provider of IT solutions, IT services and IT education in . Altkom is also one of the most dynamically developing suppliers of complex IT professional services and solutions, ranging from designing and deployment to IT systems management. Present potential enables Altkom realization of the biggest, and the most compound projects. Authorizations of major world counting suppliers are the confirmation of this ability. Altkom realizes its projects according to recognized methodology Prince2. www.altkom.pl

Altkom offices are located in Warsaw, Krakow , Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdynia and Lodz