The Linux Foundation announces Linux on Azure training course to speed with Linux and vice versa

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced on Thursday the availability of a new training course, LFS205 – Administering Linux on Azure.

A large number of the virtual machines running in Azure are utilizing the Linux operating system. Both Linux and Azure professionals should make sure they know how to manage Linux workloads in an Azure environment as this trend is likely to continue.

LFS205 provides an introduction to managing Linux on Azure. Whether someone is a Linux professional who wants to learn more about working on Azure, or an Azure professional that needs to understand how to work with Linux in Azure, this course will provide the requisite knowledge.

The course starts with an introduction to Linux and Azure, after which students will learn more about advanced Linux features and how they are managed in an Azure environment. Next, the course goes into information about managing containers, either in Linux or with the open source container technology that is integrated in Azure. After that, LFS205 covers how to deploy virtual machines in Azure, discussing different deployment scenarios.

Once the VMs are available in Azure, students will need to know how to manage them in an efficient way, which is covered next. The last part of this course teaches how to troubleshoot Linux in Azure, and to monitor Linux in Azure using different open source tools.

Students can expect to learn about advanced Linux features and how they are managed in an Azure environment; managing containers; deploying virtual machines in Azure, and managing them, apart from monitoring and troubleshooting Linux in Azure.

“With over 40 percent of VMs on Azure now Linux, we are working closely with The Linux Foundation on a Linux on Azure course to make sure customers currently using Linux on Azure–and those who want to–have the tools and knowledge they need to run their enterprise workloads on our cloud,” said John Gossman, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, and Linux Foundation Board Member. “We look forward to continued collaboration with The Linux Foundation to continue to deliver trainings to make customers’ lives easier.”

“As shown by The Linux Foundation and Dice’s Open Source Jobs Report, cloud computing skills are by far the most in demand by employers,” said Linux Foundation General Manager for Training & Certification, Clyde Seepersad. “This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as the world today is run in the cloud. Azure is one of the most popular public clouds, and a huge portion of its instances run on Linux. That’s why we feel this new course is essential to give Azure professionals the Linux skills they need, give Linux professionals the Azure skills they need, and train new professionals to ensure industry has the talent it needs to meet the growing demand for Linux on Azure.”

LFS205 is taught by Sander van Vugt, a Linux professional living in the Netherlands and working for customers around the globe. Sander is an author of many Linux-related video courses and books, and instructor, as well as course developer for The Linux Foundation. He is also a managing partner of ITGilde, a large co-operative in which about a hundred independent Linux professionals in the Netherlands have joined forces.

The course is available to begin immediately. The $299 course fee provides unlimited access to the course for one year to all content and labs.

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