Red Hat has begun offering an education package for the academic instruction of its certified engineer training and certification program.

The Red Hat Academy provides to high schools and colleges a curricula based on Red Hat’s operating system an open source technologies. Red Hat also will allow schools to administer its certified technician exam.

Among the first schools to adopt the program was Guilford County schools in the Triad.

The program does not charge for software licenses and includes an institution-wide curriculum license, Red Hat said.

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