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Global Knowledge Will Incorporate Its Proven Hands-On Training
Approach Into Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Programme

Global Knowledge Ltd., the independent world
leader in information technology education, announced today that
it signed an agreement with Durham (N.C.) based Red Hatâ, Inc., to
be its certified training partner in the United Kingdom and
Ireland. Red Hat is a leading developer and provider of open
source operating system solutions, including the Red Hat Linux
operating system.

The agreement will enable Global Knowledge to offer Red Hat's full
Linux training and certification curriculum leading to Red Hat
Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualification.

"Building a Linux skills base is critical to driving the
widespread adoption of Red Hat Linux through European
enterprises," said Ian Cole, Professional Services and Finance
Director for Red Hat Europe. "Global Knowledge, with it’s European
reach, is the ideal partner for helping Red Hat establish a clear,
formidable presence amongst the IT community."

As a company with a global presence, Global Knowledge can ensure
the same quality and standard of Linux training right across the
world.

"We bring a proven hands-on, skills-based approach to the Red Hat
curriculum," said Jonathan Lindsell, Managing Director, UK &
Ireland for Global Knowledge. "Our training methods put network
and systems administrators on the fast-track - turning them into
productive Red Hat Linux users and certified professionals in
under two weeks. As Red Hat's certified training partner, we are
in the unique position to ensure the highest quality training on
its products, both in the United Kingdom, Ireland and around the
world."

Courses will be available beginning in November with sessions
being initially held in London, Reading, Manchester and Dublin,
with additional cities being added by the end of the year. The
content of the courses will benefit three primary groups: new
users of Linux, systems administrators new to the Linux operating
system, and systems administrators and engineers already familiar
with Linux. Details on the courses are available at Global's web
site http://www.globalknowledge.net

About Global Knowledge Network
Global Knowledge, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
is the world's largest independent information technology
education company. Employing over 900 people worldwide in 28
countries, Global Knowledge generates and manages competence for
individuals and organisations of all sizes through its worldwide
training delivery system. Components of this system include:

·Education Services: instructor-led courses that lead to
manufacturer certification or provide specific skills and
knowledge outside of an established manufacturer certification
framework. These courses are taught at both company-owned and
high-quality conference facilities throughout the world.
·Enterprise Services: A managed service based approach to
developing and managing competence of a customer's information
technology workforce. The value of this approach is that training
strategies and investments can be customised to align closely with
a customer's organisational and economic goals.
·Knowledge Products: Global offers over 1,500 self-paced
and multimedia programs in CD-ROM, videotape, audiotape and text
formats.
For more information please visit http://www.globalknowledge.net

About Red Hat, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Red Hat is based in Durham, N.C., where it is a
leader in the development of open source operating software
solutions. Red Hat Development builds the most accessible and
advanced operating system available anywhere with technical
innovations such as RPM and the disk druid installation tool. Red
Hat Linux is available for Intel, Compaq Alpha and Sun SPARC
platforms.

Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of the Year for three
years in a row, was given a Productivity accolade in Software
Development's Jolt Awards, was named an Environment/Desktop
finalist in the Ziff-Davis European Excellence Awards, won the
editor's choice awards from the Linux Journal and Australian
Personal Computing magazines, and won the "Just Plain Cool" award
from Australian Personal Computing magazine. At March's LinuxWorld
Expo, more than 8,000 members of the Linux community voted Red Hat
a LinuxWorld Favorite. Red Hat Linux recently won a Product
Excellence award from Software Development Magazine.

Global Knowledge, the Global Knowledge logo are registered
trademarks of Global Knowledge Network. Red Hat, the Red Hat logo
are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. Linux is a registered
trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For Further Information:
Gladys Decelles, Global Knowledge Ltd, tel: 0118 925 5234 email:
gladys.decelles@globalknowledge.net
Or
Amanda Murray / Matt Langler, AUGUST.ONE Communications, tel: 0208
434 5546 / 0208 434 5535
email: amanda.murray@augustone.com / matt.langler@augustone.com

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