Linux use is on the rise. There was a great article this week on Infoworld discussing how 80% of corporations will move to Linux based servers in the next 5 years. Enterprise users apparently consider Linux the dominant platform for cloud computing, with nearly 76 percent using Linux servers for cloud and 74 percent planning to maintain or increase Linux use for future cloud initiatives. When it comes to new applications, services and greenfield deployments, meanwhile, more than 75 percent of responding organizations said they deployed Linux in the last two years. The future, however, is where Linux’s prospects look especially rosy. Whereas an all-time low of 20 percent of enterprises are planning to purchase Windows servers over the next five years, a whopping 80 percent are planning to increase their use of Linux servers.
We talked a couple weeks ago about some of our Linux offerings in a partnership with Guru Labs. Today we want to talk about some of our other Linux offerings for programmers and troubleshooters.
This course teaches the fundamentals of the PHP programming language. Industry best practices such as how to create maintainable, secure, efficient code is taught through the 130+ included code examples. At least half the course time is spent in the nearly 50 lab exercises. Lab time is carefully balanced between the skills of: reading code, modifying existing code, creating new code, and debugging code.
Learning Perl is a crash course in Perl Programming. The primary goals for this course are to become comfortable reading, understanding, and modifying Perl scripts, and to know where to look for more information. The primary course text is the O’reilly “Learning Perl, Fifth Edition” with additional labs, demos, and discussions added as appropriate.
The SL314 is designed to give Linux administrators experience with both common and uncommon system problems. The course is based on the idea that the best way to learn troubleshooting is to perform troubleshooting. Approximately 25% of class time is spent on lecture, leaving 75% for intensive lab content. Class starts with a discussion of effective troubleshooting technique. Tools and topics are gradually introduced over the course of the week. Students practice applying these tools and techniques in self-paced labs. Students can choose from over 120 scenarios organized by topic and difficulty. Because each scenarios is independent of the others, students can choose scenarios according to their interests and experience. Each scenario is designed to help students develop deeper understanding while exploring the problem. All scenarios includes optional hints designed to reflect a realistic troubleshooting process while only gradually revealing the solution. Students find the flexibility and challenge of this course very rewarding.
You can view the entire Infoworld article on Linux Enterprise here.