Canonical and NT+C Südwest GmbH partner to deliver Ubuntu Certified Professional training in Germany

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has signed an agreement with NT+C Network Training and Consulting Südwest GmbH, to deliver 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' (UCP) training in Germany.

NT+C will deliver official courses across Germany from May 2007. Two five day courses, Ubuntu Professional Courses 1 & 2, will assist System Administrators to pass the required LPI 101, LPI 102 and the Ubuntu 199 exams, and achieve the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification. These courses are the first in a series of classroom and e-learning courses scheduled for launch throughout 2007.

“We continue to see an increasing demand from businesses for an IT certification which demonstrates an individual's Ubuntu skills. As such, training is a crucial step to further increasing the deployment of Ubuntu as an enterprise product on both servers and desktops,” commented Chris Kenyon, Business Development Director at Canonical. “We are delighted to have NT+C Südwest GmbH on board as our training partner. They were chosen due to their strong reputation for teaching excellence, wide geographic coverage and their impressive ideas for promoting Ubuntu training in Germany.”

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Canonical as their training partner in Germany, and will do our utmost to yield a highly successful cooperation”, commented Michael Ziefle, CEO at NT+C Südwest GmbH.

“The uptake of Linux in Germany has increased dramatically over the past two years. Canonical produces the fastest growing and most popular Linux distribution, partnering with them is of great importance not only to us, but to German businesses,” added Hugo Schröer, CEO at NT+C Südwest GmbH.

The first Ubuntu Professional course will open in Stuttgart on 21st May and will run for five days.

About NT+C Südwest GmbH

Since 1994, NT+C plays an active and leading part in the advanced IT-training and – education sector. The company fosters consequently the concept to center on the working human and to set high-quality standards for IT education. The service offering includes IT-Training, IT-Consulting and Training of Soft Skills. Courses are offered during daytime, but can be also attended on evening time and on weekends. As a qualified partner of leading IT manufacturers, NT+C offers a broad range of performances and services, e.g. trainings for Microsoft-, Citrix-, Novell-, Linux-, Cisco- and VMware-products, naturally in combination with certification programs, which are specifically addressing different IT-specialists. Since August 2003 our training centres in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Köln and Siegen are supervised by the NT+C GmbH of Siegen. The training centres in Darmstadt, Bodensee, Freiburg, Munic, Schwarzwald-Baar and in Stuttgart are supervised by the NT+C Südwest GmbH in Leinfelden-Echterdingen.

About Canonical and Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24×7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. 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. Download Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.com/download. To learn about commercial support for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, please see www.canonical.com/support. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and their associated logos are all registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd.

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