Get Your Head in the Clouds!

Guest Author Kevin Streater:

Who’s Kevin? Kevin is the Vice President of ForgeRock University – our global technical training organization, or casually known as School of (Forge)Rock. Kevin and team deliver IAM training and certification to ForgeRock’s customers and partners around the world. With 20 years working in the identity industry at companies like Sun Microsystems and The Open University, Kevin is the Yoda of IAM training. But there’s one thing that excites him more than identity… he’s a Freeman of the City of London, which means that once a year he takes a flock of sheep across London Bridge. It’s a sight to see! 

Learn how to deploy the ForgeRock Identity Platform using DevOps techniques

Do you want to deploy the ForgeRock Identity Platform for 100 million users in less than 5 minutes? Sounds impressive – but how?

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With preconfigured cloud installation packages of 1M, 10M, and 100M identities, you can use containerized images for rapid automation, with Docker support, automate multi-cloud deployments and support for DevOps practices using Docker for containers and Kubernetes as the orchestration platform, the ForgeRock Identity Platform is ready for action.

Register for the Webinar here which is an introduction into ForgeRock’s DevOps strategy and intended as a highlight to what students can expect to learn from attending the latest addition to the ForgeRock global curriculum. Configuring the ForgeRock Identity Platform in a DevOps Environment (FR523 Course)

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Virtual Training

Over the course of a few short weeks, the Covid-19 Pandemic has driven a focus towards almost a complete virtual reality. During this situation, became laid back and relaxed considering this as an everlasting holiday. However, one day, I took a journey towards my past and did some accounting of how time was spent during my previous so-called normal Professional Routine.  

I realized that I had become engaged with my official assignments and follow-ups constantly. This had forced my work life to become monotonous with lowered upgradeability of skill sets. To upgrade my knowledge, I used to read multiple books and watch as many videos that were available. Mostly, this was time-consuming and in bite-sized fragments of learning. Bringing this knowledge together into one concise learning outcome was un-imaginary, due to random fragments of knowledge. 

Finally, during COVIDit was time to upgrade my skills and was presented with an opportunity to attend a couple of virtual training sessions. Here started a new journey of education for me. The first day’s session started when the participants had to switch between mute and unmute due to external disturbances. Introductions were done and expectations were set. We started asking questions vocally and the trainer was patient enough in addressing every question. I had a few silly ones which I was too shy to ask and hence, typed them into the chat feed and I received prompt responses. I suppose others too had similar experiences. My learning experience was almost like classroom-based physical session except for the face to face and physical experiences. 

Virtual training reduce cost and lost time. At the end of the day, the important factor is finding the answer to the questions 

Did I gain Applicable Knowledge with fewer efforts and time, and not in fragments? “Yes”.  

I do agree that there are pros and cons to both forms of learning. However, based on my experience, I am sure both outcomes are pretty much equal in terms of the goals achieved.  

Knowledge Gained at Convenience. 

 

By : Nanda Kumar (Ananda) Ananda

Senior Instructor/Consultant at Red Education

 

Red Education Is Awarded The Top Regional ATC Partner – APAC for 2019

Checkpoint

SYDNEY May 2020 Toni Ponder – Global Training Certifications and Certification Manager for Checkpoint announced that Red Education has just won the annual award for Top Regional ATP – APAC.

Toni from Checkpoint commented, “As we are completing the 10th week of the COVID-19 quarantine, we are learning a “new normal” with many areas of our lives. You, our ATC partners, are the best part of my workday.  I am happy to announce and recognize our Top Regional ATC Partner for APAC is Red Education. Your organization showed strong year-over-year positive growth, in addition to collaboration with our courseware, certification, and operations teams. “

Mike Baird Managing Director said “ In these difficult times it’s extremely encouraging to see Red Education overcome these business challenges whilst continuing to deliver strong attendance numbers. It’s been a real team effort to drive this success and a testimony of how good this organization is. From strong attendance numbers through to excellent training feedback delivered by exceptional instructors, the future looks bright for Red Education.”

Red Education:

Red Education is the leader in IT training and professional services in the Asia Pacific region. Since its launch in 2005, Red Education has trained more than 75,000 IT professionals in many industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, education, healthcare, and many others. The combination of extensively experienced trainers and courses that balance theoretical concepts and hands-on labs is the formula for Red Education’s class success. Red Education ensures quality class across all delivery methods; in-class, virtual-instructor led training (VILT) or on clients’ sites.

Media Contact:

Aloke Bikkina

Marketing Manager – Red Education

M: +61 410 894 277

E: aloke.bikkina@rededucation.com

Red Education Appointed as Red Hat Training Partner in Australia

Red Hat

Sydney, 19th May 2020 – Red Education, the Asia Pacific leader in specialist training and professional services, today announced being appointed as a reseller partner for Red Hat Training and Certification offerings in Australia. Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, offers flexible training options, real-world content, and validation of skills through hands-on certification exams. As part of the program, Red Education will offer a select portfolio of virtual and instructor-led courses from Red Hat.

Red Education is the leader in specialist training and professional services for the IT community across all of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Red Education provides accredited training in formats including classroom, online, and on-site. The collaboration comes as a result of increasing interest and demand for Red Hat Training and Certification amongst Red Education customers across ANZ.

Red Hat course offerings help enterprises and individuals build skills and knowledge through flexible training options, real-world content, and validation of skills through hands-on certification exams. From architecture through adoption and training, Red Hat offers a comprehensive range of courses to help IT professionals and organizations get the most out of their technology investment.

To learn more about available courses or to register, please visit Red Education’s Red Hat course page.

Quotes:

Mike Baird, managing director, Red Education

“We have seen high demand from our customers specifically around Red Hat training and certifications, and are very excited to have Red Hat training and certifications as part of our current portfolio of offerings.  With this collaboration, along with our other technologies, we aim to provide a unique training experience not currently seen in the market.”

Max McLaren, vice president and general manager A/NZ, Red Hat

“We are pleased to have Red Education join as a training partner and offer some of the curated courses from Red Hat. With our innovative training and certification programs, Red Education customers can run their businesses with confidence, knowing that we are here to support them in their growth and enablement.”

About Red Education

Red Education is the leader in IT training and professional services in the Asia Pacific region. Since its inception in 2005, Red Education has trained over 75,000 plus IT professionals of several industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, education, healthcare, and many others in Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Greater China, Japan, Korea, and India.

The combination of extensively experienced trainers and courses that balance theoretical concepts and hands-on labs is the formula for Red Education’s class success. Red Education provides classroom, virtual, and on-site IT training courses.

Red Education Welcomes Will Cotis as Sales Director ANZ

Will Cotis

SYDNEY — April 2020 — Mike Baird is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Cotis as Sales Director ANZ.

Will has over 5 years of experience within IT training, starting general sales almost 30 years ago. His career has spanned vendors, partners, and distributors in sales and marketing roles. He brings into Red Education extensive sales and marketing experience, and a record of consistent over-achievement to drive successful and profitable results. He exhibits proven results in all aspects of sales, marketing, and distribution channels.

Mike Baird Managing Director of Red Education – “The future is looking very bright for Red Education.  We continue to invest in the ANZ, APJC, EMEA regions to ensure we deliver the very best training experience to our clients and continue to grow and expand every year. We are indeed fortunate to find such an exceptional ANZ Sales Director such as Will, to lead the sales team.

Red Education:

Red Education is the leader in IT training and professional services in the Asia Pacific region. Since its launch in 2005, Red Education has trained more than 75,000 IT professionals in many industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, education, healthcare, and many others. The combination of extensively experienced trainers and courses that balance theoretical concepts and hands-on labs is the formula for Red Education’s class success. Red Education ensures quality class across all delivery methods; in-class, virtual-instructor led training (VILT) or on clients’ sites.

 

Media Contact:

Aloke Bikkina

Marketing Manager – Red Education

M: +61 410 894 277

E: aloke.bikkina@rededucation.com

 

 

The Outstanding Instructor Achievement Award goes to Rajesh Rajasekharan of Red Education (APJ)

Forgerock Instructor Award

ForgeRock created the University Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding performance in the areas of the student experience, growth, and innovation. Leveraging Six Sigma standards and the results from our “Metrics that Matter” study.

We are excited to announce Rajesh Rajasekharan of Red Education has been awarded “The Outstanding Instructor Achievement Award” by ForgeRock University Achievement Awards.

Technology Evangelist Rajesh teamed up with Red Education as an instructor back in 2017, delivering public and specialized private classes all across the Asia-Pacific region. He is one of ForgeRock’s most sought-after instructors, with students regularly reaching out and highlighting his incredible expertise, patience, and interactive way of teaching.

Having over a decade of experience as an instructor, Rajesh strives to enable the best student experience possible at all times. And it shows. Rajesh’s overall score resulted in a performance rating of 95.1%, making him the first ForgeRock instructor to win this award twice in a row!