Canonical and Savoir-Faire Linux Partner to Deliver Ubuntu Certified Professional Training in Canada

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Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has signed an agreement with Savoir-Faire to deliver 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' (UCP) training in Canada. Savoir-Faire will deliver official courses in Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa-Gatineau from May 2007.

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has signed an agreement with Savoir-Faire to deliver 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' (UCP) training in Canada. Savoir-Faire will deliver official courses in Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa-Gatineau from May 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.

"Savoir-Faire was a natural partner for Ubuntu training in Canada. They promote and assist open source and Linux deployments in companies across Canada with training, an integral part of wide adoption. Having them on board will provide the companies now deploying Ubuntu with training for their employees," commented Chris Kenyon, business development director at Canonical.

Maxime Chambreuil, training & partnership director at Savoir-faire Linux continued, "The Ubuntu distribution, as well as Canonical professional services target our market: large organizations and public administrations, small and medium size companies willing to get the control back over their information system. The outstanding stability of the Ubuntu server version and the user friendliness of the desktop one enable a unified offering, enabling the reduction of maintenance and support costs of their infrastructure. This partnership is a unique opportunity for Canada and most of our customers will make the most out of it. The training offering enables us to provide our customers with an expertise and a proximity support adapted to their needs, from one coast to the other."

The first Ubuntu Professional course will open in Montreal and Quebec on 14th May 2007.

About Canonical
Canonical, the sponsor of Ubuntu, is head qartered 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 Savoir-Faire Linux
Savoir-faire Linux is a canadian companies headquartered in Montreal, with offices in Quebec City and Ottawa. Based on the experience of its consultants, Savoir-faire Linux provides organizations with expertise on Open Source softwares through training, consulting, 24/7 support center, development and infrastructure hosting.

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

Maxime Chambreuil
Training & Partnership Director, Savoir-Faire Linux
Tel: (514) 276-5468 ext 126

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