FOSTERing Linux caters to the growing need for quality training and practical, “hands-on” workshops on the Open Source platform.
Whether you are an individual looking to expand your IT skills, taking your first steps towards a new career, or an organisation migrating to, implementing, or maintaining an Open Source solution/setup, you deserve the best learning environment. FOSTERing Linux ensures this through experienced faculty.
At FOSTERing Linux, we believe that experience is the best teacher… Our faculty are experts in their areas with years of experience and a passion to teach.
All faculty at FOSTERing Linux routinely take up projects at the client sites of Keen & Able Computers, our software solutions and services arm. This is to ensure that the faculty is able to bring in his practical experiences to the classroom. A number of the courses are also taught by full-time Linux engineers and solution architects.
We believe that training is not just about completing a course contents of a book, but is largely the developing and nurturing a skill — not just that of students, but those of the faculty and engineers also. We invest heavily in the training and certification of our people. We currently have three Red Hat Certified Architects (RHCA) and three Red Hat Certified Security Specialists (RHCSS). Remaining engineers and junior faculty are all Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE).
Since all courses offered by us are practical, hands-on training programmes, our classes are conducted in labs, where each participant has a system to himself. We expect participants to learn by practically configuring services/applications while our faculty closely monitors them.
Progress of a participant is not measured by the number of training hours that he has completed, but by the skill-sets he has acquired. To ensure what is taught has been understood and practised, the pace of the training may be altered as per requirement, and participants are encouraged to spend additional time practising.
We also encourage participants to join our forums, where they can share a problem and get support.
Infrastructure & Support
Our training centre has four extendible labs that can comfortably seat eight people each (along with computers). Labs can be combined to seat a greater number of candidates — the seating capacity can house up to 20 people (along with computers per person) in the extended lab.
Each lab is equipped with state-of-the-art virtualization-capable machines. Cluster courses are run on fibre HBAs and FC SANs.
And, since we believe learning is an on going process that needs continual support, we provide support beyond the classrooms. We provide our students access to white papers, documents, step-by-step guides and articles.
Additionally, we’ve recently launched a forum with our software and solutions arm, Keen & Able, where students can take the discussions further with experts in the domain. We are in the process of launching an exclusive job portal for Linux/Open Source-related openings and opportunities in the industry.
Besides in-house training, FOSTERing Linux also provides training at it’s client’s site. Kindly contact us to know more about this facility.
In addition to our Red Hat training and home-grown programmes offerings, we also provide customised trainings for institutions, corporates and government organisations. We understand that an organisation’s competitive advantage lies in the knowledge and skills of its employees. That is why we work closely with you to design training programmes that best suit your business requirements.
Not only do we provide comprehensive and cost-effective training and certification programmes, we also ensure a continual support through access to white papers, articles, downloads and forums.
FOSTERing Linux was started in September 2006, as the training arm of Keen & Able Computers Pvt. Ltd., an open source software solutions and services company. The aim of starting the training arm was to ensure quality training to new-joinees and to enable Keen & Able to recruit well-trained manpower.
Over the years, FOSTERing Linux has come to be known as one of the leading training institutes in the area of Linux & Open Source in India, having trained over a thousand students, freshers & IT professionals.
It has been rewarded with the ‘Most Promising Certified Training Partner’ award by Red Hat.