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The Linux Foundation cites crunch of Linux developers as one of the top challenges faced by the companies. The stats of IT employment site Dice.com reveal that demand for Linux developers is growing at a rate of approximately 31 per cent.    
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013 Linux is becoming the order of the day. More and more companies are using Linux for mission-critical operations. Hence making it increasingly important for the IT personnel to have necessary skills. However, the demand for Linux experts is much more than the supply. Good Linux developers are surely a hot property in the hiring market as companies struggle to equip themselves with talent.

The Linux Foundation cites crunch of Linux developers as one of the top challenges faced by the companies. As per the stats of IT employment site Dice.com, demand for Linux developers is growing at a rate of 31 per cent.

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For those wanting to cash in on the opportunity, there are numerous options available online to learn Linux and fill this gap in the industry. Mentioned below are 12 online destinations, where one can go and learn Linux.

1. PaulPaulito.com: This is one of the new sites launched earlier this year. It is based in The Netherlands. The site offers an entire series of online screencast training videos in English, Spanish and German. The company behind the site is a training partner approved by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The courses offered are designed to help in preparing for LPI certification exams. For instance, the first course targets the LPI-101 exam with a series of forty-five 10-minute video modules available for streaming. Some practice examinations are also available. Subscription plans begin at 49 euros, or about $67, per month, and can be cancelled any time.

2. LPI Partners: LPI, the certification organisation has also established partnerships with many other training partners around the world. The LPI site offers a regional lookup guide where aspirants can search for training partners near them.

3. Red Hat: Red Hat, the Linux vendor, also offers training and certification programmes. Many of the programmes offered by the giant are online and are geared towards Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Virtual courses include Red Hat system administration and Red Hat Linux troubleshooting, with prices starting at $1,400.

4. BeginLinux.com: BeginLinux.com brings a variety of self-directed online courses that focus on topics including Ubuntu server, Apache security, and CentOS server. Pricing starts at $95.95.

5. The Linux Foundation: The Linux Foundation offers a host of online training courses. It also delivers training programmes in classrooms. The list includes Embedded Linux, the Linux Kernel, and Open Source Compliance and many more. Tools like Live audio conference bridge and a live Java-based virtual collaboration tool are used for delivering courses. A search tool on the site can be a help in finding the course you are interested in. Pricing for virtual classes is $2,750.

6. Canonical: If you wish to fine-tune your skills in Ubuntu, you can also find online offerings through the Canonical site, which offers numerous courses through its training section.

7. IBM: IBM also offers its own Linux training classes, including several self-paced online offerings. Online pricing starts at $675.

8. LinuxCertified: LinuxCertified offers many onsite learning opportunities as well as several distance learning options, including Linux fundamentals for $99.

9. The Free Technology Academy: The Free Technology Academy's online Master's Program offers numerous online courses in Linux and other free technologies. Pricing per course module is 380 euros, or about $517.

10. Novell OpenCourseWare: Novell also offers a variety of training courses in using its Linux products like Canonical and IBM. Training is free and there's no registration required.

11. The Virtual Training Company: The Virtual Training Company offers a broad series of Linux tutorials online. Some of their content is free as well. Tutorials work on either Flash or QuickTime. With a monthly subscription price of $30, individual users get access to more than 900 courses on the site, including the complete content for those focusing on Linux.

12. E-Learning Center: The E-Learning Center offers courses that are focused on preparing for LPI certification as well as comparable offerings for Red Hat certification. Either way, a year's access costs $69.

Please note that the prices mentioned here could have changed. So don't forget to refer to the course providers.

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