Student Success!We got to celebrate so much student success this past year! You shared more than 1,037 exam passes with us, and over 27 of you let us know about your new jobs. All of us here at Linux Academy are excited to see how your hard work will continue to pay off in 2017.
"It's been a lucky end of the year for me, since I graduated AND my internship turned into a permanent position. It's been kind of funny, we haven't been using AWS pretty much at all at work...but the Linux skills have been incredibly useful. I've seen other courses on different websites that teach pretty much just for the tests/certifications, and I've been happy that LA teaches for the real-world utilization of skills instead. It's made a big difference." - Jessica V.
We Grew with You!We started 2016 with just 7 full-time employees. To start 2017, we moved to a new office to accommodate our 45-person team! More importantly, we got to welcome over 31,000 new students to Linux Academy, and we hope to have each and every one of you (old and new) continue to learn with us this year.
"I'm very happy to report that the job is still going great! I'm working...in the data center location managing hundreds of virtual and bare metal servers. I use the skills I learned in Linux Academy on a daily basis in keeping our Ubuntu Open Stack servers online, secure and running smoothly...It has been a fantastic learning experience, and I'm looking forward to growing with the company. I have Linux Academy to thank for all of it so Thank You!" - Eric G.
We Added a Ton of New Content!In 2016, we added 1,515 videos in courses covering Linux, AWS, DevOps, OpenStack, Azure, BigData, and more! As if that weren't enough, they put together 69 new labs and 60,000 flash cards, on top of being available in the community for study groups and student questions. And when you told us you didn't have as much time as you wanted for our full courses, we launched Quick Training so our busier students can learn something new on their lunch breaks.
"Working at AWS has been amazing with its rapid pace of innovation and an opportunity to work with customers of all kinds. I've obtained the AWS Pro Certs as well in the meanwhile and have to thank Linux Academy for the support with the practice exams in particular. I've also been reading the new Big Data courses which have been launched -please keep them coming!" - Pravin V.
We Released a Bunch of New Features!Our developers were just as busy as the instructors in 2016, releasing feature after feature after feature. We released and updated our new iOS and Android apps; we improved and updated the video player to include more speeds and a 15-second skip back; we released a new dashboard with a course recommendation engine; we even overhauled and re-launched the community (then made it totally free).
"I was a student at Linux Academy for ~1.5 years before being hired on in June 2016. I had basically no Linux knowledge at the start and used the training off and on over that time to study and eventually (May of 2016) took and passed the RHCSA. I'm currently studying for the RHCE using Linux Academy and am looking forward to even more!" - Sean G., Linux Academy Lead Customer Support Engineer
We Made a Lot of It Free!We're still excited about the recent launch of the new Community Plan at Linux Academy. At the heart of it, Linux Academy is about helping as many people develop their Linux and cloud skills as we can, so we decided to make content freely available to the public. At no charge, Community Plan members can access their profiles (with certificates and achievements), student flash cards, select courses and labs, how-to guides, and, of course, our excellent community.
"2016 was a great year for Linux Academy and Linux Academy students. We couldn’t be more excited about what we have planned for our students in 2017. Hard work and time spent learning always pays off. Don’t ever stop, always be learning." - Anthony James, CEO