Canonical and Eureca Training Center Partner to Deliver Ubuntu Certified Professional Training in Russia

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Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has signed an agreement with Eureca Training Center to deliver 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' (UCP) training in Russia. Eureca will deliver official courses in St. Petersburg from June 2007.

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has signed an agreement with Eureca Training Center to deliver 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' (UCP) training in Russia. Eureca will deliver official courses in St. Petersburg from June 2007.

Two five day courses, Ubuntu Professional Courses 1 & 2, will assist System Administrators in passing the required LPI 101, LPI 102 and the Ubuntu 199 exams, and achieve the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification. These courses are the first in a series of classroom and e-learning courses scheduled for launch throughout 2007.

"The popularity of Ubuntu in the Russian Federation has really impressed us and it is clear that there is real demand for Certified skills and qualifications in Russia. We are delighted to have partnered with Eureca to facilitate the growing training requirements in this fast moving region" commented Chris Kenyon, business development director at Canonical.

Dmitry Safronov, director at Eureca Training Center continued, "Becoming an Ubuntu training partner allows us to both meet increasing customer demand for the certification and fulfill our own business objectives by being the first to market in providing best of breed IT courses. We have no doubt this will contribute to further raising the popularity of Ubuntu desktop and server solutions in Russia."

The first Ubuntu Professional course will open in St. Petersburg in July and will run for five days.

About Canonical
Canonical, the sponsor of Ubuntu, is head quartered in Europe and is committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. Canonical offers world-class 24x7 support for Ubuntu as well as professional engineering services.

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.

Download Ubuntu from http://www.ubuntu.com/download. To learn about commercial support for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, please see http://www.canonical.com/support. For more information visit http://www.canonical.com or http://www.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and their associated logos are all registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd.

About Eureca Training Center
Eureca Training Center is a leading Russian IT solution provider, headq uartered in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation with a branch office in Moscow. Established in 1990, it gained significant experience and established its training center in 1999 to share IT knowledge and prepare qualified specialists for the market. Eureca Training Center provides authorized courses for software and networking products for a number of word leading vendors. Its testing center offers multiple choice as well as performance based certification exams. For more information please visit: http://www.eureca.ru.

Press Contacts:
Billy Cina
Training Programmes Manager, Canonical Ltd.
+44 207 630 2454

Dmitry Safronov
Director, Eureca Training Center
+7 812 718-6184

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