King Abdulaziz University Named Red Hat Academy Partner in Saudi

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the King Abdulaziz University has been signed as a Red Hat Academy Partner in Saudi Arabia. Red Hat Academy is an open source education program that provides turnkey curriculum materials for educational programs in high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide. Starting today, the university will offer Red Hat courses and exams to current students, who will receive hands-on instruction, curriculum and labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support.

With a continuous commitment to knowledge development, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, King Abdulaziz University will now be offering Red Hat´s curriculum across many of Red Hat’s most popular platforms, including Linux, middleware and cloud technologies.


Lee Miles, general manager, Red Hat Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said, “Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat training. Now, with the support from King Abdulaziz University, talents from Saudi Arabia will have the opportunity to get trained and certified in Red Hat’s most in-demand technologies and gain access to platforms that will help them connect to Red Hat communities and employment connections.”

Students can also improve their skills by enrolling in some of Red Hat´s most popular certification exams, such as Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat Openstack, Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA) and Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD).