|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||News Item: rPath Launches Certified Software Appliance Architect Curriculum|
|| ||Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:05:22 -0700 (PDT)|
rPath Launches Certified Software Appliance Architect Curriculum
Virtualization Adoption Trend Drives Demand for Software Appliance Training
RALEIGH, NC (July 10, 2007) Â rPathÂ, provider of the first platform for
creating and maintaining software and virtual appliances, today announced it
is launching a Certified Software Appliance Architect training curriculum,
which will give participants the skills needed to build, deploy and maintain
software appliances. The curriculum will employ a hands-on, lab-driven
approach and focus on application packaging, software appliance design, image
construction, lifecycle management, and virtualization technologies.
Customers are demanding simpler methods of purchasing, using, and managing
applications. Software vendors are satisfying this demand through software
appliances, delivered in either virtual machine or physical hardware formats.
rPath's new Certified Software Appliance Architect curriculum provides
application developers with the technical knowledge they need to deliver
software appliances that are simple for customers to install and maintain.
ÂThe goal of this training curriculum is to enable software vendors to
dramatically reduce the complexity of their applications by embracing the
latest technology for software appliances and server virtualization,Â said
Erik Troan, rPath founder and CTO. ÂFor participants, the skill-set provided
by this curriculum will put them in the forefront of the software appliance
and virtualization adoption curve, giving them valuable career skills and
setting them apart from their peers.Â
The first course in the curriculum consists of three days of intensive
hands-on classroom sessions followed by a lab-based certification. The
classroom time enables students to become proficient in appliance concepts,
while developing the skills necessary to build and maintain physical and
virtual appliances. Students passing the certification test are awarded a
professional certificate validating their status as rPath Certified Software
The rPTS-101 Certified Software Appliance Architect course and rPTS-101C
Certification Exam will be held for the first time on August 20, 2007, in San
Francisco. Students must apply by August 7 and class size is limited to 12
students. The course will also be delivered in September at rPath's corporate
headquarters in Raleigh, NC. Additional scheduled classes will be posted soon
on rPath's web site. Professionals interested in attending the rPTS-101
course should be proficient with Linux and basic software development
concepts. To sign up, visit
rBuilder and rPath Appliance Platform transform applications into software
appliances. Software appliances simplify server applications by eliminating
the hassles of installation, configuration, and maintenance. Independent
Software Vendors (ISVs) can expand their markets and simultaneously reduce
development and support costs by adopting the software appliance approach.
rPath is also the first and only company to automate support for all the
major virtualization formats. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, North
Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.rpath.com.
Media Relation Contact: Jill Dykes
Crossroads Public Relations
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