Monday, November 24, 2014

A tribute to the Linux team of IPSR

A few people refuse to be passive bystanders while working with a team but hallow the entire team with strength, energy and innovation. The world class Linux team of IPSR is one of these kinds with enormous vigor to empower all those who reach the IPSR platform to master more

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Red Hat examination Monsoon alerts from Kochi…!!!...

The next 20 days weather outlook for Ipsr shows that a severe Redhat exam monsoon is likely to swipe over the shores of the Ipsr Kochi International Centre. While in the north Ipsr will get special sessions on examination preparation followed with intense practice sessions at south. The winter time exams will be dry and mild across the other sectors of southern India. The Exam monsoon is likely to hit Ipsr from 26th November  to 29th November. The exam fall this monsoon is likely to scale 7 redhat exams in 4 days. This will be a festival to all linux lovers in and around Kochi, Kerala and overseas.

26 November: EX 236 Exam - Red Hat cloud storage.
26 November: EX 413 Exam - Red Hat Server Hardening
27 November: EX 318 Exam - Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
27 November: EX 210 Exam - Red Hat Open Stack Administration
28 November: EX 436 Exam - Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management
28 November: EX 442 Exam - Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning
29 November: EX 401 Exam - Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and System Management

For more details regarding schedule visit ipsrglobal

Monday, October 27, 2014

10 commandments of RHEL 7

And that RedHat breathed new life to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating system there by giving birth to enthralling RHEL 7 which transcends the boundaries of an OS with vessels for containerized applications. Hence RHEL 7 is no longer just a simple OS but an abstracted component in the larger RedHat ecosystem. For a flawless understanding of the significant features of RHEL 7 it would be better to go through the following 10 Red commandments 

• RHEL 7 offers an increased support for hosting Virtualized Windows server Edition than RHEL 6 and with an updated SAMBA 4, RHEL 7 is almost a member of Microsoft network 

• RHEL 7 has the responsibility of an OS subscription model which is tuned for a stable business deployment. It prevents instance of being out of support or highly re configured.

• RHEL 7 is a huge pile of code, running 4.3GB in the DVD ISO 

• Red Hat’s support of Linux containers (LXC) which helps the users to deploy Type-2, OS-based virtualization, rather than Type-1 bare metal hypervisors. LXC allows the container to be both lightweight and highly isolating.

• RHEL 7 support project atomic which allows moving a workload from one OS to another as transparent to workload. This becomes the job of relationship stack components especially open stack. Thus once an app tests successfully as an isolatable container instance, it can become a package, much as software appliances are found and deployed.

• RHEL 7 now uses the xfs file system instead of ext4 by default. This means that RHEL can handle extremely large file systems, as much as 8 exbabyte.

• RHEL 7 offers a tighter link to Active Directory. Hence those looking for a cross platform compatibility with Windows active directory receive new Kerberos support that allow them to do this.

• RHEL 7 is easier to install and deploy: The RHEL 7 kernel update to 3.20 is similar to Canonical’s implementation. In terms of distribution RHEL7 slightly easier to deploy on bare metal, and about the same on VMware, Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer. 

• RHEL 7 is built for business environment at the installation time one should choose from several type of base environment like minimal, infrastructure server, file and print server, basic web server, virtualization host etc.

• RHEL 7 in peppy in terms of performance Gnome is very dynamic. And optimization of varying roles could be well documented. RedHat can increase output through a new feature of network port teaming. 

To know more on containerization in RHEL 7 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The journey is the destination - Congrats Pawel

Mr Pawel Jerry Fiuto,a Polish National living in the UK had been with the ipsr family from July 22 - September 25,2014 and has successfully completed four modules of the RHCA track with us - RH442 : RedHat Enterprise System monitoring and performance Tuning , RH413:RedHat Server Hardening , CL210  :  Red Hat Open Stack Administration , RH318 : Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. He had previously passed EX436 - Red Hat Enterprise Clustering.

Pawel Jerry is a Bachelor's Degree holder in Computer Science and is currently working as System Administrator .His passion for travelling is evident from the fact that he scaled the glorious mountains of China a week before coming to India and his frost bitten skin was an example of how he was pushed to the extremes by the explorer within him. IPSR family admires his passion to travel all over the world and look forward to see him again, as this was his second time in India.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

RHCE Training on RHEL7 is on track

September 27, 2014 – ipsr solutions unveils RHCE Training on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7 OS). This is good not only for us, but also to that huge lot who are so much eager to know what is inside this new masterpiece OS from the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. Well, in short terms, RHEL 7 is a totally redefined Enterprise Operating system , designed to meet both modern data center and new generation IT requirements. For more details 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Celebrating 15 years in IT industry with 40 percent off on RHCA training

Asia pacific No 1 Redhat Linux Partner IPSR celebrates 15 years in the industry with sustained excellence with an amazing offer of 40% off on RHCA Training. Without doubt this could be the most exciting offer ever for a seeker who love to see a fancy little RHCA title to their names read more

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Cloud – Open Challenge

ipsr solutions ltd. having been in the training industry for over 15 years now, presents for the first time in her history – an Open Challenge for IT Engineers and Cloud Aspirants. It is interesting, appealing and a must-take....Read More

Saturday, June 28, 2014

What’s the way ahead in the IT industry???

Recent developments in the context of global IT industries have reinforced questions as to whether the opportunities and the business scope of the software industry is in the path of sustainable development and if the opportunity for the fresher’s in the industry, are being respected. This was brought out by NAASCOM in a survey to figure out the scope for the business in different verticals in IT by the year 2020. The major concerns that the report talks about is not on the traditional comfort zones of the software industries, but on the foreseen challenges that the industry ought to confront and about the emerging new verticals in the IT industries. 

The major issues that an aspirant in IT need to be watchful are -

The scope for the software market is confined to $398 billion USD among $2500 billion USD. This implies that industry cannot expect good number of projects in software development. Since they don’t get the projects the requirement for the software programmers is coming down. Moreover the business scope for other verticals is better than software development. This implies that there is a good demand for those who can fit for the other verticals like Cloud Computing, Remote Infrastructure Management Services, Information Security, Datacenter Engineering, 4G Technology, Data Analytics, Mobility etc.

The Recent IDC report published in Economic Times states that Cloud Computing will generate 15 million jobs by 2015 with India contributing to about 2 millions of it. Regarding the demands of the infrastructure management it is estimated that The IMS industry currently accounts for US$524 billion, nearly a quarter of the US$2.3 trillion overall IT spends and is moving towards a remote delivery model where services are increasingly delivered by vendors from low cost locations. During 2005-2008, the RIM industry in India has grown more than threefold from US $1 billion to US $3.6 billion at over 50 percent year-on-year, significantly higher than the overall industry average of approximately 32 percent. With such a head-start, India could leverage its competitive advantages to acquire a disproportionate share of the opportunity by 2013, i.e. US $13 billion to US $15 billion, and create 325,000 to 375,000 incremental jobs in the process. The potentials of information security services and job market continue to expand. In fact, according to a report by Burning Glass Technologies, over the past five years demand for cyber security professionals grew 3.5 times faster than that for other IT jobs. Employment in the occupational group that includes information security analysts is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations, according to Eric Presley, CTO at CareerBuilder

Hence to register a comfortable career in the above mentioned domains a professional has to undergo a training program which gives theoretical and practical exposure on the following technical skills and services like

• Server Management (UNIX, Linux, AIX etc.)
• Storage (EMC, HP, IBM, Symantec etc)
• Network (Wireless, WAN, VoIP, IP Telephony, Traffic &Bandwidth)
• Security services (Linux Firewalls, IDS, Penetration Testing, ISMS)
• Cloud Services (Linux, Infrastructure & Virtualization).
• VPN Services (IPSEC, MPLS,)
• Performance Management (SCCM, RSA Envision, WSUS)
• Web Servers (IIS, Apache etc.)

IT Industry now a day is looking for the trained fresher’s because they are not in a position to train them. The wide scope for cloud, IMS, security etc.. with respect to high profile career and placements open a strong platform in the days ahead. Hence to enjoy the benefits of a dream career in the IT industry at a tangible height, we are at the nick of time to redefine ourselves to fit the industry.

Monday, June 23, 2014


THE CLOUD OPEN CHALLENGE! Certify CL210 in first chance Win RH236 certification FREE OF COST!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Earning a Red Hat Certified Architect – Just Got Easier!

With the recent Red Hat announcement describing Program Changes in the Red Hat Certified Architect Track, things are so getting easier for RHCA aspirants. The path to earn the much coveted title has been simplified. Passing ANY FIVE CERTIFICATES OF EXPERTISE is all that you need, to achieve the title. It is good news for many who are preparing for the challenge, fantastic news for many who are in the brim of getting the RHCA certification, a little sad news for some who have already achieved the RHCA through the rocky roads of it. However, we believe it is a good change, and we welcome. Get ready guys!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Red Hat Certification – The Program Changes

The professional certification program of Red Hat takes a vivid change from May 15 2014. The new implementation is lively, as there is more flexibility in the Certificates one might choose to earn towards being a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA). The changes will also differentiate Red Hat certified professionals who are current.

Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) and Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) are being phased out with the release of RHEL 7, but the more widely-known Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) program is let open providing more ways to earn that credential.

Some Main Points -

1. Effective May 15, 2014 Red Hat has lifted the requirement that one must be a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) to take EX401, EX413, EX436, and EX442. Read More

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Chasing Up the Red Hat Cloud Certification #cloud

In line with the continuing identity change of Red Hat certification programs, Red Hat Inc. announces the introduction of new modules under Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenStack platforms.

Chasing up with the new offerings of Red Hat, IPSR solutions has laid foundation to deliver the the newly launched Cloud training courses. The most recent addition to this line up is Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Linux Administration, Neutron Networking with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and High Availability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

As in every Red Hat certifications, one must pass a hands-on practical examination that involves real-world tasks and scenarios, in order to achieve a Red Hat certification.

1. Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Administration (CL280) -
This course is intended for Cloud administrators and/or System administrators who are implementing their own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud computing environment using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. You will learn how to deploy, configure, and maintain OpenShift Enterprise broker and OpenShift Enterprise node hosts, and you will learn how to deploy and manage applications in the OpenShift Enterprise cloud environment. read more

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The voice of Jay

While talking over a coffee with Jay, he was as enthusiastic as ever. Mr. Jay Brahmbhatt is a familiar face and pride of IPSR. He is with IPSR family since 2009 as part of the very first RHCSS batch and 10th RHCSS of IPSR. He is in the campus currently for his Red Hat Server Hardening training.

Jay has always been a busy bee, engaged in something or another whenever he is in. And I was curious to know how someone hailing from a medical background ended up being ‘tech savvy’ 

And there goes Jay: “During my 5th standard while visiting my uncle I always found him studying and I asked what is it about. There I came to know about MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and started preparing for it” The rest is history - He became world's youngest certified systems engineer at the age of 11 on January 2001. With the confidence bagged from the global achievement he started preparing for the CISCO certifications by May 2001.

"I was good at computers from my childhood and I developed confidence when I became Microsoft's youngest certified systems engineer. I was also the youngest candidate to become CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) at 11," 
“And the association with IPSR?”

 Jay gives a wide grin. “After 5 – 6 years of schooling, I was actually doing nothing and thought of getting back into computers.” The presence of IPSR was unavoidable over the internet and that’s what which caught the eyes of Jay too. After RHCE, while searching for a good training partner for RHCSS, IPSR caught attention as the best training partner of Red Hat in India. “And that was a big decision to take. I had never been to kerala and knew nobody here. I had to admit, I never missed anything. The accommodation, training, the infrastructure for studying purpose and everything was provided by IPSR. It was really a home away from home”

While talking more on his time at IPSR, Jay was getting more zest. I did may courses after RHCSS and have even worked on live servers, but the best lab structure that I had over here is perfect, even from the live server point of view. The instructors were very nice. Even after completing the course, when we come up with any technical issues, I call him up and he provides with all the solutions. And that remains true even till today, after 6 years.”

After 6 years, Jay is happy to see the growth in infrastructure and glad to get trained by the top notch trainers. Jay concludes his conversion saying “It’s a very nice experience coming back over here”
And so is it for IPSR. We pride not only on our recognitions and years of existence rather mainly on our satisfied clients.

Monday, May 12, 2014

On the Road from RHCDS to RHCA – Welcome Moustafa

ipsr solutions ltd. today welcomes on board Mr. Moustafa Hammouda, Egyptian National working in Doha, Qatar.

Mr. Hammouda was with us last summer, during the months of March – April 2013. That trip, he successfully completed the requirements of being a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist(RHCDS), and a Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator(RHCVA).

Employed as a Linux System Administrator with Ministry of Interiors – Qatar, he has over 5 years of industry experience in Linux administration, deployment, server management and a quite lot. He is a degree holder in Bachelors of Computers and Information Systems from the Mansour University and is currently half way through his Masters. Owing to Cisco Networking demands at work, Moustafa also completed CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching earlier this year. read more

Thursday, May 1, 2014

With Red Hat Training Say Wow Kerala

Where 7 billion people connect across 85 seas, from 192 countries and 180497 islands, within 8 planets in this Universe, we are defined as a small entity formed to serve a huge unity comprised of Linux professionals, Linux engineers and wannabe’s in plenty. ipsr solutions ltd. an authorized and certified Red Hat training partner – the best Red Hat training partner India and Overseas serves with integrity to meet several IT training requirements of individuals and corporates across the world. Having established a strong trainee presence in over 50 countries already, ipsr solutions decides to enhance and smoothen their foreign relations by enriching up the Educational Tourism operations. Read More

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Its another training spree at IPSR!

The summer of IPSR is blistering with RHCA schedules & exam back to back with national and international clients. This time, we have returning client Mr. Sayed Mohamed Hashem Hamza  Al Alawi from Bahrin, Mr. Muslim Adel Davoud Abu-Taha native of Jordan and Mr. Turki Abullah Al Nassar  and Moteb Al Otaibi from the Kingdom of Suadi Arabia along with Sunil Kumar Rauto and Jyothi Raja Nanda, Veena K John, Jyothi Raja Nanda and Suneesh Kumar.

The knowledge centre was also having attractive figures on the training board. 25th Training Batch for Red Hat Enterprise Clustering & Storage Management (RH436) and Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring & Performance Tuning (RH442) and 26th Training batch of Red Hat Enterprise Deployment (RH401) Also it was the first training on the new Satellite Version of Red Hat Deployment.

Whole the weeks round the campus were filled with jovial team and trainers. The session and even the breaks seemed to be brainstorming. The national and international clients were in perfect sync with the splendid stream of erudition.

Mr. Sayed aims to be an RHCA by this year. He is currently working as Servers Manager in BMI Bankand has over 20 years of experience in IT industry. After the training and examination, Mr. Sayed was certified as RHCDS, taking the total count of RHCDS from IPSR to 41.
 Mr. Sunil is working as System Admin at Hydrabad. Suneesh, the trainer from IPSR and Veena and Jyothi are job seekers.
Mr. Turki works as System Admin at KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology ) and Mr. Muslim is Infrastructure Manager at Open Sooq Ltd, Saudin Arabia  - both aspires to be RHCDS.
Also the breaks were stint to taste the scrumptious Indian food and piquant Kerala cuisines. This was a rousing experience not just to the clients but also to the trainers from other parts of the country. We had Mr. Neju Paul, Mr. Parthipan Ganapathy and Mr. Praveen Kumar Thakur as trainers directly from Red Hat to deliver the courses
The view and voices now at the Cochin campus truly lives up to its name, the International Campus!

IPSR wishes all of them achieve what they wish for!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Red Hat gifts an Extended Life for RHCSS and RHCDS – Wow!

It is a day, one that will bring a smile for many. A news to enlighten year 2014 is here. The much demanding Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) and Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) certifications that was earlier announced to phase out when 2013 dims out, has been given an extended life by Red Hat . Wow! Say wow!

As per news release to Red Hat training partners today morning, Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Authentication (EX 429) will no longer be available after February 28 2014.
However, Red Hat India decided to extend RHCSS until February 28 2014 and RHCDS will exist until RHEL 7 gets officially released. for more details on conditions Read More....

Hola! Cloud, Storage and Server Hardening – The New Identity

It is an evident fact that one must pass a hands-on practical examination that involves real-world tasks and scenarios, in order to achieve a Red Hat certification. Hence, possession of a Red Hat certification by itself is considered to be a privilege, as it gives employers a way to identify and mould qualified candidates, and also technical professionals get to prove their skills and build a beautiful career graph.

The Red Hat certification streams take an identifiable change from 2014. The most iconic Red Hat certification, much valued and respected RHCE program is nearing 15 years of existence. Furthermore, keeping Red Hat Certified Virtualization (RHCVA) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certifications still in place, Red Hat Certified Security Specialist(RHCSS) and Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist(RHCDS) programs are reaching extinction when 2013 end.

However, Red Hat underlines the fact that they have always been a leading contributor to the open source community with yet another rolling out of new training programs and certificate of expertise’. Newly launched certifications are made available from end of year 2013 carried over to a happy new year 2014....Read More