Enhance Your ICT Career with Linux Administration Skills

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ENHANCE YOUR ICT CAREER WITH LINUX ADMINISTRATION SKILLS

Introduction

Every successful career today must be geared towards closing a particular gap in society. Similarly, every ICT professional needs to choose a course which will enable him to solve a problem in his professional area.

Why undertake an ICT course?

An ICT course can lead to several ICT careers which include:
Systems developers/Programmers
Systems analyst/Project manager
Systems administrators/Engineers
Database Developers/Administrator
Computer and Network Security Administrators/Engineers
Communications and Network Engineer (designers)
Multimedia Specialist (online media)

The core ICT 1st year units enable a student to move into a preferred area of specialization as listed above. It is important to note that a career in ICT is really “an enabler of transformations across sectors” and may enable the ICT professional to work in any of the following industries:
Education Sector. e.g. E-learning
Banking/Insurance Sector. e.g. Online Banking -MPESA
Medical sector. e.g. Remote surgery or Telesurgery
Agriculture sector. e.g. …Computerized machinery
Security/Military sector. e.g. Robotics

In addition to identifying an area of interest or specialization, an ICT professional must have an open mind because innovation and an open mind go hand in hand. Open minds utilize open systems where learners begin to desire freedom, especially in the area of system development.

Inoorero University seeks to motivate learners to adopt platforms that provide some combination of Interoperability, Portability and Open software standards. The popularity of the Linux server operating systems has experienced a considerable growth. Today, we do not necessarily use open platforms because they are free, but because of the freedom they provide. Linux provides the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. With this freedom, administrators are able to control the program and what it does for them, other than being controlled by the program.

Inoorero University has held various initiatives, including free Linux workshops, to encourage learners to adopt Linux since it compares strongly with Microsoft especially for the 21st century administrators. In pursuit of the University’s goal to train over 10,000 Linux administrators in Kenya, the University has partnered with Linux Professional Institute (LPI) as a training academy. LPI offers various levels of courses: Linux Essentials, and LPI level 1 to level 3. This practical hands-on training enables professionals to meet industry needs.

Enroll today and surge ahead in your ICT career.

To register or for more information, please contact Nicholas Muchiri (Trainer) at ict-mng@iu.ac.ke or visit the Inoorero Admissions office or visit LPI website www.lpi.org