In today’s enterprise IT scenario, industries and academicians have been talking about skill gaps and have been categorically coining word “unemployable engineers”. When a student takes admission in Computer Science Engineering or Electronics & Communication Engineering or any other branch, he needs to understand basic science courses, understand all engineering branches as they are tightly coupled with each other, courses related to core discipline in which they are fascinated with and would be drawing their career graph, some management courses and humanities courses to be called and recognized as “Holistic Engineer”. Industry professionals also support and strongly advocate these courses to be part of curriculum.
But the demand of Industry, particularly in Technology sector today is readily employable workforce. This industry is partially product driven and majorly service driven. After adoption of technology by client, business is dependent on service. Certifications are the means to equip oneself with know-how of product and technologies related to that product adopted by wide client-base.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT, products and services, including high-performing cloud, Linux®, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies. It helps connect enterprises, partners, and open source communities.
With an aim to leverage benefits of Red Hat’s standing in market as well as offering of world class training and globally accepted certification, JK Lakshmipat University, one of the best universities in Rajasthan has set up Red Hat Academy in its premises. It provides a set up to acquire skills on open source technologies through Red Hat Platform, Middleware, and Cloud Technology courses.
Opening up of Redhat Academy is step to facilitate student to get himself certified as “RedHat Enterprise Certified Engineer”. Students would be trained for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Administration 1, 2 & 3 (RH124, RH134, RH254), JBoss Developer 1 & JBoss Systems Administration 1 (JB225, JB248) and Red Hat Open Stack Enterprise Administrator (CL210) training curriculums and would be prepared to clear examinations and acquire Red Hat certifications to be qualified as RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE) on the campus itself.
The curriculum of B.Tech ECE and CSE “With Specialization in Enterprise IT “ would be coupled with one course each in Sem 3,4,5 and 6 containing content leading to Redhat Technology certifications. This definitely is going to increase his or her chances of securing worthy position in the industry.
Thus, opening of “RedHat Academy” on the campus by Best Private University in Rajashtan, JK Lakshmipat University can be viewed as step towards helping students and faculties both prepare for an industry relevant life by focusing on inculcating industry relevant competencies with curriculum.
About the Author:
Dr. Sonal Jain has over 16 years of academic experience. Dr. Jain has several publications to her credit and has presented research papers at National and International conferences organized by institutes like IITB, IITK and, NTU Singapore. Dr. Jain has co-authored several books including Personal Computer Software (Wiley India), Simplifying C (Dreamtech Publications) and six text books for Gujarat State Education Board. Dr. Jain is life member Computer Society of India and has served as Management Committee Member of Ahmedabad Chapter. Her area of interest for Research, Training and Consultancy includes Technology for education, Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing.