Wednesday, December 29, 2010

RHCE Training for Geojit Employees

A batch of Geojit employees are recently certified RHCE from IPSR. It was indeed a moment of joy for us, that most of them secured 100% score in RHCE exam. As a part of industry training program Geojit employees are trained on various skills which are intended to upgrade their performance.  RHCE is a highly recommended certification for those seeking validation of their skills.  RHCE is also a most respected IT certification programs worldwide.

IPSR extends hearty wishes to all Geojit employees those successfully completed RHCE training.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RHCA Module: RH 442 classes @ Bangalore

Classes for RHCA module, RH 442 will be commencing on 3rd January 2011 at Bangalore. This is a golden opportunity for RHCE’s under RHEL 4 to get RHCA Certification. By the release of new version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux – RHEL 6, RHCE’s on RHEL 4 become non-current from Jan 10, 2011. So this is an appropriate opportunity for RHCE’s on RHEL 4 those wish to clear certification before Jan 09, 2011.

To know more about changes in Red Hat certifications please go through RHEL 6 FAQs

Course Schedule

RH 442           3rd Jan – 6th Jan 2011

Exam Schedule

EX 442        7th Jan 2011

Monday, December 20, 2010

Another Resounding Success: 34th RHCSS from IPSR

IPSR once again reached the pinnacle of success!! We are proud to announce that total number of RHCSS from IPSR has crossed 34, leading to the title, “Largest RHCSS Group Form a Single Partner”.  Mr. Saravanesh is the latest RHCSS from IPSR. Such resounding success of our students make us part of world records. We congratulate you for this outstanding success.                      

Course Schedule and Exam Schedule for the next RHCSS Batch:

Course Schedule

RHS 429          13th Dec -16th  Dec 2010
RH 423            27th Dec- 30th  Dec 2010
RHS333           3rd Jan -6th Jan  2011

Exam  Schedule

EX 429            23rd Dec  2010
EX 333            31st Dec  2010
EX 423            6th Jan 2011

With the release of RHEL 6 there are changes coming up in the Red Hat certification tracks.

RHCSA: A newbie in Red Hat Certifications

Red Hat has just released new version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL 6. With this new arrival, certifications under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will no longer be current. RHCT Exam under RHEL 4 and RHEL 5 will no longer be offered form Red Hat. In the new line of Red Hat certifications, RHCSA has become base level certification from Red Hat.

Are you a RHCE under RHEL 4?

Become non-current 6o days after release of RHEL 6
RHCT’s can become current with an RHCSA certificate by passing RHCSA Exam (EX 200)
RHCE can re-certify by passing RHCSA Exam (EX 200) and RHCE Exam (EX 300)

Are you a RHCE under RHEL 5?

Become non-current 60 days after the release of RHEL 7. Hence it’s not necessary to re-certify under RHEL 6.
RHCT will automatically become RHCSA under RHEL 5.
RHCT’s who wish to become RHCE under RHEL 6 must pass RHCSA (EX 200) and RHCE (EX 300)

All about RHEL 6

Become non-current only after 3 calendar year
RHCSA under RHEL 6 can extend current window by passing a single exam (EX 300)

Main changes in RHCE Exam on RHEL 6 are; earlier RHCE Exam (RH302) will be replaced by RHCSA Exam (EX 200) and updated RHCE Exam (EX300). RHCSA certification is not a prerequisite for RHCE Exam. One can write RHCE exam before getting RHCSA certification. When they pass RHCSA the earlier RHCE will be considered and get RHCE Certification under RHEL 6. 

IPSR now offers RHCSA training as regular and bootcamp courses.  We offer the RHCSA modules Red Hat Linux Essentials (RH033) and Red Hat Linux System Administration (RH133) along with the required RHCE modules. To know about special exam offers click here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PHP Workshop for College Students

IPSR is conducting a two day workshop on PHP for engineering students. Workshop is scheduled to conduct on two sessions. First session was on 11th December 2010 at College of Engineering, Kalloopara. Second session will be on January 22nd, 2011. Mr.Arun S N, Consultant-Technical Services from IPSR, Edappaly is conducting the classes.

More than 100 students from different Campuses including College of Engineering, Chenganur, College of Engineering, Adoor participated. It gave an over all information about PHP. The session which is scheduled on 22nd January will be a practical session. It will allow students to connect more with the Web development language.

PHP training from IPSR is mainly focused to make learning PHP programming a breeze. PHP programmers are in great demand in IT industry. IPSR hope this workshop will be a turning point in your career. Best wishes!!

“Success is a Journey, Till We Reach the True Destination” says Mr. Sunoop V, IBM

Success is difficult; if it was easy everyone would be successful. Mr. Sunoop V, a B.Tech graduate also met success after he reached true destination, IPSR. He is now placed at IBM as Linux System Engineer. Here is his life story of great success after joining IPSR:

Now a days, after recession, most of the companies have started recruiting. Most of them are hiring students from the campus through campus recruitment. However there are some who might not get jobs through regular placement process, for lack of certain skill sets. Mr. Sanoop V was one among them, who was struggling for a job.

IPSR, focused on placement assisted training, was the turning point in his life. He joined IPSR for RHCE certification. IPSR is not only targeted to train students to get mere certification but also to make them perfect for the IT industry. IT companies look forward for those with right basic knowledge, as they can learn new technologies and can be productive soon. We recognized what IT industry demands from you and train you accordingly.

Success is often the result of taking a step in the right direction. So be a part of IPSR and get success.

We at IPSR, congratulate Mr. Sunoop V on his achievement and making us proud again.

Friday, December 10, 2010

RHCE Student from Tamil Nadu

Mr. Sathya Narayan, from Tamil Nadu joined IPSR for RHCE certification.  He is a MCA Graduate from Bharatiar University. He is currently a JAVA professional. With strong allurement in networking field he joined IPSR for Red Hat certifications.  He heard lot about IPSR from his friends. Surprising performance that IPSR made in the last few years was really impressive to him. Thus he chose IPSR, the true legends in open source training.

IPSR welcomes you and wish you a massive success..

RHCVA Bootcamp Aspirants from "City of Gates"

The classes for RHCVA (RHS 318) commenced at IPSR, International Training Centre, Edappally, Kochi. As fame of IPSR is spread all over, students from various parts of India joined for RHCVA Bootcamp. Deshpande Nilesh Magesh, Surse Ulhas Ambadas,   and Aniket Shinde from the “City of Gates”, Aurangabad along with Sugandh S from Trivandrum, Sanjay from  Ernakulam, and S Suresh from Tamil Nadu are the participants of RHCVA Bootcamp.

Surse Ulhas Ambadas is a Network Engineer, and came to know about IPSR from his friends who took Red Hat certifications at IPSR. Experiences of those who chose IPSR impressed him. Thus gates of IPSR opened before aspirants from “City of Gates”.

RHCVA is a performance-based certification program for virtualization. IPSR offers RHCVA Training, as boot camps, to suit the requirements of system administrators and networking professionals. IPSR extends a hearty welcome to all participants and warm wishes!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

IPSR Trivandrum Branch Inauguration

The wait is over, the clock ticked half past 10 on 4th  December 2010. The royal Capital of Kerala witnessed the launch of the Best trainer for Red Hat certifications in Asia Pacific, at Trivandrum and thus we, IPSR launched our new branch at the capital city with a bang !

The official inauguration was done by Mr. Mervin Alexander, CEO, Technopark.  Mr. Sudhir Bhaskaran, Head, Global Learning Services, Red Hat from Mumbai was the chief guest of the function. Inaugural program started with the welcome speech delivered by Dr. Mendus Jacob, CEO, IPSR Solutions. It was followed by inaugural speech made by Mr. Mervin Alexander. Mr N T Nair, Chairman-IPSR Training services Pvt Ltd delivered felicitation speech. The function concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. Brijeesh George John, DGM, IPSR. 

The valuable support and response we receive from our clients are the inspiration for starting the new branch.  We are confident about our operations and initial feedback from the targeted community was really positive and encouraging. Here are the main highlights of inaugural meeting held at ipsr solutions, Thiruvananthapuram.

Welcome address Dr. Mendus Jacob

Summary of Inaugural Address by Mervin Alexander, CEO Technopark:

I am much delighted that IPSR is coming form North to South. As Trivandrum is hospitable and IT venture in Technopark is not confirmed within our campus. We equally consider outside ventures as our own ventures. All support which companies get within Technopark is offered to outside companies also. Information Technology is not confined to Technopark or Infopark, it’s all over. In a recent survey we found that there are 3oo plus companies operating outside Technopark and they achieved 20% growth from the previous year. IPSR who consistently won Asia Pacific Award shows their sincerity in work. Their venture in Trivadrum is also bound to succeed. Services from IPSR will be a great opportunity for youth, as Open Source is having great demand. I wish IPSR all success in this new project.”

Highlights of Key Note Address-Mr.Sudhir Bhaskaran-Head, Global Learning Services, Red Hat India

"I am glad to be here on behalf of Red Hat. IPSR has been a great part of Red Hat. IPSR is awarded as the best training partner for conducting maximum number of exams in the entire Asia Pacific region. IPSR is not just labeled in Kerala, not just in India, but in entire Asia. The growth of IPSR is commendable, as they were able to reach this height within 7 years.  IPSR won Asia Pacific Award for the last several years consistently. They are special for Red Hat.  A company’s progress depends on the satisfaction of clients. In training programs students are clients. Students are very happy and satisfied   with training at IPSR. Such feed backs from students are the success behind them. India needs focused trainers, who are focused on delivering quality training. So I hope IPSR will expand to other parts of India also.  Wherever I go, South India or North, always get to hear IPSR’ s name with Red Hat training. So congratulations once again and wish you all success.”

Mr. N T Nair was with us from the very beginning of our journey. We are very thankful for his presence. Highlights of the felicitation speech delivered by Mr. N T Nair:

 “Slow and steady wins the race, Dr. Mendus Jacob whose way of working impressed me. I admire him very much. Slowly building up an empire and spreading it in all parts of Kerala is a great job. Now IPSR is coming to Trivandurm also.  Great Success story behind this. In this occasion I like to highlight about eZcom, packages for traders, small scale industries etc. There are 1000 packages running all over India. Many traders using this package with confidence, is a great achievement. This is a clear indication that IPSR is not only concentrating in training only. I wish all the best to Dr. Mendus Jacob and his team for a new start.”

Vote of thanks by Prof.Brijeesh George John, DGM, IPSR Solutions Ltd

It’s a moment of joy and pride for IPSR family, as we launched our new branch at Thiruvananthapuram on 4th December 2010. It’s a true testimony to our growth.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

IPSR: All Set for the New Bon Voyage

IPSR, leaders in Open Source Training and Software Development are all set to start new branch at Thiruvananthapuram. Inauguration will be on 4th December and regular classes commence on 6th December onwards.  Besides regular batch, evening classes will also be arranged as per need. The classes will be handled by expert faculties.  Various services offered by IPSR in different fields of Information Technology, will be made available at the new branch also.

If you are looking for customized training courses please contact 9447294635, 9447169776, 9400961410.

Register soon to ensure your seat and get special inaugural offers!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

“Learning from experts makes all the difference” says Swathi Krishna

A group of B.Tech graduates successfully completed training in PHP from IPSR. They all are satisfied with the course training.  They became quite excited when talking about IPSR: 

After attending PHP course from IPSR I realized that there is no such institution that can train software courses so professionally. Through timely support and quality justice software training any one can learn easily. At IPSR they gave special emphasis to teach core techniques to build a strong foundation. Course accompanied with live project implementation was an added merit. IPSR is well focused to fill the gap between what IT industry wants from professionals and what is being taught in other institutes. I thank IPSR for making me true a professional.”

Swathi Krishna, B.Tech

IPSR with modern infrastructure, fully loaded labs, highly talented and experienced faculty provides training for software courses such as PHP, ASP.NET, C#.NET, JEE5 and SCJP.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Success at Your Door Step!

Rajesh Gupta, B.Tech graduate from Indore, is one among many, who built a bright career with IPSR. After completing graduation, with a strong seduction towards Open Source technology he joined IPSR. Soon after the successful completion of RHCE he got placed at Poornam Infovision Pvt Ltd, Cocin as Jr. Software Engineer. He is back again for doing his RHCSS certification. Let’s listen what he says about IPSR:

It was a great experience in attending RHCSS course from IPSR. I thank the entire faculty team for their dedication.  The classes are perfect for IT profession in every aspect. I was very impressed with the faculty team that train students for the actual requirements of current IT scenario. The way faculty handled my doubt is really appreciable. The course was taught in a manner that helped me to pick up complex stuff rather easily. IPSR, well versed with modern lab facilities and infrastructure, is the best place for IT training. IPSR lab is designed to meet the essential requirements and students can make use of it at any time. The unique features that distinguish IPSR from rest of such institutes are the placement assistance they provide and fully fledged labs open for the students at any time. I enjoyed the course, learned a lot and would recommend IPSR to other colleagues. Everything was perfect! Congratulations to the whole staff for the job very well done! "

We wish you all success.

No Words to Express……

Mr.Nael Abu Diab, RHCE certified IPSRian from Lebanon has no words to express what he feels for IPSR. After successful completion of RHCE, he joined for RHCSS. Let’s listen what he says about life at IPSR:

“I am Nael Abu Diab from Lebanon, currently working as an IT engineer. In order to advance to new realms of my career, I need more skills and certifications. I spent long time searching out the internet and found many institutes offering Open Source training. IPSR, which was listed in the top of major search engines, attracted my attention. Then I went through special offers for international students, it seemed to fit my wallet. I contacted IPSR and cleared my doubts with them. They planned well and scheduled the course within a convenient time period. According to their special offers that include pick up from the airport, accommodation, and everything in between was managed successfully. Lodging and food was arranged by IPSR at one of the best hotels. Each day they offered transportation to and from the training centre. 

This is my first visit to India, for the first few days it was difficult for me to adjust with the climate and food. Later everything became normal.  IPSR took special care for my training. The faculties are highly talented and dedicated. The training sessions were very useful and I’m much enchanted to say I completed RHCE course and got certification before the scheduled time.  I could make use of lab at any time and got enough knowledge with in a short period of time. I specially thank Mr Anish for his services. I was greatly touched by the hospitality of the entire IPSR family. I would recommend IPSR for those hard working students seeking IT certifications with in a short time.

Another truly memorable experience in my life is Kerala backwater tour. Perhaps the perfect way to explore the beauty of breathtaking backwaters is Kerala boathouses. Backwater trip with sightseeing experiences are really exhilarating. Karimeen Pollichathu is a yummy recipe that makes my tongue tingle. Ayurveda body massage for rejuvenating body, mind and soul was an amazing experience I had ever before. Food at Ayurveda Resort,  the ‘Karkadaka Kanji’ with invaluable herbs magical healing powers together with great medicinal value brought wonderful rejuvenating effect. I express my sincere gratitude to whole IPSR family for their support.”

We always try to grab unique and best one. We wish you all success!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Welcome New RHCSS Batch

New batch for RHS333 (Red Hat Linux Essentials), one of the three modules of RHCSS started at IPSR, Edapally on 23rd November 2010. In this Bootcamp program students from various parts of India joined. But the person who steals the show is a student from, Lebanon, Nael Abu Diab. After successful completion of RHCE, and totally inspired by the training and infrastructure of IPSR, he joined again for RHCSS certification. Other students of 27th RHCSS Batch are Pratik Deenbandhu, Madhya Pradesh and Mohammed Yasir K A, Kasargod.

Warm & wholehearted welcome to all of you and hope u will all have a good time with IPSR. Wish you a bright and wonderful success.

Cream Rises to the Top!

Something exceptionally good will attract attention, or stand out from the rest. Nael Abu Diab, the first Bootcamp participant from Lebanon proved this is true. He is one of the enthusiastic who joined IPSR for RHCE Certification.  Bootcamp packages offering training and tourism mainly attracted him. The course was scheduled to complete within 28 days, but within 14 days he completed the entire course and got certification. Being an IT Engineer he is much delightful with this success. To get RHCE Certification within a short span of time is difficult. It can be realized only with thorough knowledge of the subject. The credit goes to fully competent and dedicated faculty team. Impressed by the training and infrastructure he joined IPSR again for RHCSS Certification.

Hearty Congratulations! IPSR wish you great success on your next venture!

Monday, November 15, 2010

RHCSS: The Security Specialization with Top Demand

In spite of the economic crises in the past years, IT security is the one field which is relatively resilient. IT companies are giving more importance to protect their critical network infrastructure. Security problems that threat IT companies increased the demand for security certifications among IT professionals and their employers.   Hence security certifications are having hot demand and does not seem to be cooling down. In the recent research by analyst Foote Partners there is premium demand for professionals with IT security certifications in government organizations, enterprises or small and medium size businesses.  

Web security IT staff with security skills are in short supply. There is sure to be an increasing demand for security specialists, especially Web security, given the massive increase in the number of Web-based application users.
What certifications are in demand?
The latest certification in security is Red Hat’s which is designed to make a person apt to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a secure fashion. Red Hat certifications are undoubtedly considered as best in Linux. Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) is top level certification to solve security threats at enterprises. Being a RHCSS you can take on more challenging assignments and thus receive recognition. This course provides skills to configure common network services and security management using Linux.
 "Between this time last year and today, the number of people who have passed [the Red Hat Certified Security Specialist] exam has grown by 70%," says Randy Russell, director of certification at Red Hat in
To earn RHCSS Certification, you need to successfully complete three mandatory modules:
RHS333:  Enterprise Network Services Security
RH423: Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication
RHS429: SE Linux Policy Administration

RHCSS certification is performance based and is harder to obtain unless you get intensive class room training and lab sessions. Training for Red Hat certifications from IPSR, who is an Authorized Red Hat Training Partner, is proven to be number one in the IT training scenario. IPSR is recognized as a leader in training of Linux and Red Hat has honored us with GLS Asia-Pacific awards for training excellence, during the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. We are proud to declare that IPSR is identified as reputed Linux training partner by many MNC’s

IPSR was the first training partner in South Asia to conduct RHCSS exams, have conducted more than 250 RHCSS exams and now conducts RHCSS exams every week. 1 out of 3 RHCSSs in South Asia is an IPSRian and it is not wonder that students from more than 50 countries, including CEOs and CTOs of IT companies, IT Directors, Project Managers is choosing IPSR, to obtain the most trusted Linux security certification in the world.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

PHP student from Germany

Mr. David Ken Nakaganma from Germany, our former RHCE Bootcamp participant is back again to IPSR International Centre, Cochin for PHP training.

We take great pleasure to invite you to IPSR. We hope you have a great time at IPSR and Kerala.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New RHCVA Batch @ International Centre

The new RHCVA Bootcamp batch started at IPSR, International Centre Cochin on 8th November 2010.  At  International Centre, we provide intense training for Red Hat certifications like RHCE, RHCSS, RHCA & RHCVA through Bootcamp packages. Bootcamp,  an educational tourism project,  attracts many international students, due to the right mix of leisure and learning it offers, for the right price. Through various Bootcamp packages they get  top quality training along with chance to visit beautiful places of Kerala. 

Mohammed Alim Murad, Computer Technician from Maldives, Sumit Lale from Maharashtra, Sahil C P and Padmalal Vasudeevan are the participants of the RHCVA Bootcamp. 

Mr. Mohamed Alim Murad is at IPSR for the second time. He was also a participant of our RHCE Bootcamp. Most modern lab facilities, highly talented and dedicated faculty attracted him to pick IPSR for further training.

We welcome the new  RHCVA batch to IPSR and wish all participants amazing success.

555th RHCE Batch

The new RHCE batch started at IPSR, Kottayam branch on 8th Nov. This is our 555th batch with a track record of producing largest number of RHCES’s from a single partner.

In the servers operating systems Linux is having broad user base. This paved way to the growing demand of Linux skilled professionals. Red Hat certification programs are the most important in Linux distribution. To ensure superior professional standards, Red Hat has launched their own training and certification programs.The basic level of Red Hat certification is RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineers). It is most common and popular as it is more appropriate for administration of Linux system at the entry level. RHCE is the best choice for those who want to run an entire network. RHCE exams are also highly challenging as it is performance based and happens in the presence of a Red Hat examiner. RHCE certifications are well recognized certification and are clear evidence of thorough knowledge in Linux administration. Being an RHCE you can enjoy multitude of benefits. RHCEs have proven to succeed in building and managing of Linux servers.  They are having greater demand in today’s enterprises as they deliver work with art of professionalism. More over selecting trainer for Red Hat certifications is of prior importance.Don’t miss the opportunity to get Red Hat certified professionals to ensure successful career.

We cordially welcome you and wish you all great success.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

100% Pass in EX423 Exam

In the EX423 exam conducted on 3 rd November IPSR secured 100% result. 5 of our students passed EX423 module with good score. EX423, Directory Services and Authentication Exam is one of the modules of RHCSS, RHCDS, and RHCA. Exam is performance based where participants are required to demonstrate skills in the presence of Red Hat examiner. List of students passed EX423:

    A Muhammed Zaffer Ali   
    Aneesh P V     
    K Kumar     
    Muhamed Alim Murad     
    Renjith Raju

Congratulations and best wishes!

More RHCSS from IPSR

Six more students from IPSR certified RHCSS by passing exams on EX333 and EX429 modules, conducted on 27th and 29th November.  Now total number of successful RHCSS from IPSR has crossed 33.  Mr. Amit Caleechurn from Mauritius, Sibin Mathews from Mumbai, Akbar K M and Safeer C M from Bangalore, Manikandan S from Tamil Nadu and Y Naga Praveen from Hyderabad helped us reach this milestone. One of the major reasons that attract students form all part of the world to IPSR is such record success. Mr. Amit Caleechurn, working at Mauritius as System Engineer is also the fourth RHCDS from IPSR. He has also become the first RHCSS from whole of Africa.

Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) is a certification for IT professionals whose job duties involve securing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems and other parts of an organization's IT infrastructure. Now-a-days most of the IT Enterprises are giving prior importance to protection surrounding their critical network infrastructure. This trend results in great interest in IT security certifications.

RHCSS certification validates top level skills in handling security problems and employing adequate security solutions in an enterprise environment. This certification has a series of specialized performance based exam and hence selecting the right training partner is very important. Total number of RHCSS certified professionals are also limited in the world. Contribution of IPSR in this aspect is appreciable as 1 out of every 3 RHCSS in South Asia is an IPSRian. Qualified and dedicated faculty of IPSR make them unique  in IT training environment making them top scorers in Red Hat exams.

During this auspicious moment IPSR express our heartfelt congratulations to all winners. May today's success be the beginning of tomorrow's achievements. Congratulations!

Monday, November 8, 2010

RHCE Bootcamp participant from the Land of Golden Beaches - Lebanon

Nael Abu Diab from Lebanon, land of golden beaches and stunning mountain landscapes is the latest international participant of 130th RHCE Bootcamp. He is currently working as an IT Engineer and is having strong knowledge in Unix/Linux, Windows, Networking and Security. He was in search of an institute offering quality driven training for Red Hat Certifications. Thus he came to know about IPSR which is top listed in Google while he searched for RHCE Certification.  Proven track record and unbeaten success stories attracted him to IPSR. Thus he joined RHCE Bootcamp to get dual advantages; training and tourism.   Mr. Nael is first time in Kerala and is eager to visit beautiful places of Gods Own Country. Mr. Mohammed Sulaiman from Thalacherry, working as Telecom Engineer in Sashen Engineering Pvt Ltd in Bangalore and Sheron Godfred from Calicut are other participants of RHCE Bootcamp.

Bootcamp packages are one of the unique programs at IPSR which offers IT certification training along with tourism. International students are greatly attracted to these Bootcamp packages which include accommodation, training, sightseeing, and certification. There are certain special packages that offer additional features such as Back water cruiz in traditional Kerala houseboats or one day tour package.  Economy Bootcamp packages are also available for domestic students which includes only training and certification.

IPSR family extends a warm welcome to all of you and wishes you all success. Have a good time!!

Yahoo Employees Certified RHCSS from IPSR

IPSR is proud to announce that two of our students, Akbar N K and Safeer C M working at Yahoo India Pvt Ltd Bangalore, passed RHCSS with flying colors. Safeer and Akbar are the 32nd and 33rd RHCSS from IPSR. Such record success of our students often tempts even international students to pick IPSR. The total number of RHCSS certified candidates in IPSR has now crossed 33, leading to another record of the largest RHCSS group size in the world from a single partner.

Akbar and Safeer are much delighted to share their experience at IPSR:

Training from IPSR was an admirable experience. I came to know about IPSR from some of my colleagues who took Red Hat Certifications from this reputable institution.  I am totally satisfied with the way of training given at IPSR. The experienced and dedicated faculty delivered classes that are perfect for IT profession in every aspect. With fully fledged labs, modern infrastructure and talented faculty Red Hat Certifications are quite easy to get. I am very thankful to IPSR for such exclusive and superb facilities.

Akbar N K
OC Engineer
Yahoo Software India Pvt Ltd

Training from IPSR helped me to develop essential skills and knowledge that supported me a lot in my career. The classes were very impressive. Lab sessions were carried out in a perfect manner to demonstrate core concepts.  I learned immense amount within a few days. This training greatly helps me in my job. With a heart full of gratitude I wish IPSR all success in future.

Safeer C M
Yahoo R&D

Thursday, November 4, 2010

IPSR presents – 1st RHCSS from Africa!

Congratulations to Mr. Amit Caleechurn who has just become the first RHCSS from the whole of Africa!

Amit, who hails from Mauritius became RHCSS certified on 29th October after scoring 100% in his EX 429 exam. It was barely 2 weeks back that he got RHCDS certified, making him the 4th RHCDS from IPSR. He has now become the 31st RHCSS from IPSR adding to its growing number. Everyone at IPSR, especially the faculty, is proud of Amit and his achievements.

Amit, is a very familiar name in IPSR circles as he has been staying in Kerala and amassing certifications over the past 2 months. A huge fan of Open Source Technologies, he was quite taken with IPSR and its achievements and landed in Kerala in early September to join our Boot Camps. There has been no stopping him since then.

He has now returned home safe and sound. IPSR had immense pleasure in having him at our International Centre at Edapally. Amit is one of the several international students who have left a lasting impression at IPSR.

Enterprise Linux Virtualization: Flub is over

Now-a-days, a major challenge faced by business firms is to build a high performance platform which is flexible, secure, scalable, and cost-effective. Linux Virtualization is an ultimate solution which allows a single server to run multiple servers or desktop operating systems. Virtualization improves your business by making it friskier to rapidly respond to the changing business needs. Reduced cost and improved operational efficiency makes it more desirable in data centers and other enterprises.

What to expect from a Linux Virtualization Solution

Linux virtualization with hardware assistance offer enterprise-class performance and reliability resulting in smooth shift to a virtual environment. Other benefits are:
  • Reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Scale and manage infrastructure in a very cost-effective manner
  • Ability to rapidly respond to changing business needs thereby improving the business agility
  • Ability to expand rural reach by increasing customers

Best Available Solution for Enterprise Linux Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization is the perfect solution to create an internal or private cloud of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Windows virtual machines. Desktop environments are hosted as virtual desktops on servers located in a centralized datacenter with the help of  Red Hat virtualization.

Let’s listen what various customers have to tell about their experience on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Virtualization:

“Etisalat Sri Lanka experienced an increase in stability, flexibility and scalability by using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. We were able to reduce our footprint from 40 to six servers, and witnessed a drastic reduction in TCO.”
Chandrakant Jayasinghe,
Head of IT Systems, Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

“The hardware-assisted virtualization offered by Red Hat delivered enterprise-class performance and reliability resulting in an uninterrupted shift to a virtual environment.”
Manoj Arora,
CIO, Bilcare Research

“We considered a number of operating systems as the platform for our business-critical SAP applications, and after much testing and evaluation, we selected Red Hat.”
Mohit Agarwal
VP-IT,Carnation Auto

“Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization not only reduced our operational costs, it also made our business more agile and responsive to change.”
Ashish Mehta
Director, IT & Infrastructure, Euronet

Training and Certification for Enterprise Linux Virtualization

Red Hat has developed their own training courses and certifications to make sure that professional standards are high. Global Learning Services (GLS) is the training division of  Red Hat which offers training for Virtualization. Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) is a performance-based certification program for virtualization. This certification is modeled to furnish IT professionals with the expertise to unfold and manage virtual systems in a cloud computing infrastructure. Certifications from Red Hat for Linux virtualization affirm apt skills and technical knowledge to effectively manage all virtual solutions. This is perfect certification for a virtualization administrator migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, system administrator in a data center or a technical professional designing virtual environment.

Unique feature of RHCVA certification is that it comprises of only one module - RH318 (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization).

RHCVA can be attained by attending the RH318 Red Hat Virtualization Administration training course and getting certified in the EX318 - Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator Exam. This course provides uncompromising training in Enterprise Linux Virtualization solutions.

IPSR is an Authorized Training Partner of Red Hat, who have won the Red Hat Asia Pacific International Award consecutively during the years 2008-10, for excellence in Linux training. We provide quality training to meet specific technical and strategic business objectives. IPSR now offers RHCVA Training, as boot camps, to suit the requirements of system administrators and networking professionals. Other training courses for Red Hat Certifications from IPSR include RHCE, RHCSS, RHCDS and RHCA. Various Red Hat, Cisco and Microsoft certifications are available in regular track, rapid track or bootcamps, based on the nature of the certifications.

Testimonial credits:
CRN Volume 4/ Issue 1/ October 1, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

RHCSS module (RHS333) at IPSR Cochin

Classes for our next module of RHCSS (RHS333) start on 1st November to 4th November 2010 at IPSR Edappally. RHS333 - Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services - is an intensive course that provides four days of instruction and labs on how to use the latest technologies to secure services. This four day training session enables one with the skills and knowledge to harden computers against both internal and external attacks and provides in-depth analysis of the ever-changing threat models as they pertain to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Mr.Sumit Lale, System Administrator from Maharastra, Sarath Mohan from Kollam, and Gopikrishnan G from Trivandrum are students of our new batch of RHCSS.

It’s a pleasure to have you as our students! A warm welcome to all of you and wish you dazzling success.

Another RHCE Victory

Sajilesh Patterikkal, working at Bangalore as System Technology Engineer attained colorful result for RHCE exam. He is a B.Tech holder and native of Calicut. Let’s listen what he says about life at IPSR.

“While at IPSR, I had some of the memorable days in my life.  I am really delightful with the training classes, lab facilities, and infrastructure. Real time exam procedure is the vital part of RHCE certification. To get through, we need lot of knowledge and practice. I thank Sojan Sir and Shiju Sir, who gave more than just lecture; they actively involved me in training. I enjoyed the way in which the course content was relayed to me. One of the best training I have been to. If future training is needed I will definitely contact IPSR. Thanks to IPSR”

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

IPSR RHCE from ' The Soul of India '

Mrs.Sashiprava Mohapatra and Mr. Naoria Tomchou Sana joined IPSR for RHCE certification.  Mrs. Mohapatra is from Orissa which is also called as Soul of India.  She is currently working at Emphasis.

Mr. Naoria Tomchou Sana is a native of Assam.He started his career as system administrator and is a currently working at HP, Bangalore.  He is a great enthusiastic of Open Source Technology and came to know about IPSR, the top leader in Red Hat training. He feels that  training sessions at IPSR were great experiences. He is much obliged to the way IPSR takes care of their students so that they are molded as skilled professionals instead of getting mere certification. 

About life at IPSR Mrs.Sashiprava Mohapatra says - “Time I spent at IPSR is some of the memorable days in my life. I was amused with the care and special attention IPSR renders for their students. Training sessions are very interesting and helps to understand the subject clearly. I express my sincere gratitude to IPSR.”

Both of them are on the verge of their RHCE exams. IPSR wishes colorful success for them. Good luck!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mr. Amit Caleechurn: Resource Person of Scholar on Campus

'Scholar on Campus' is a seminar program conducted by Marian College, Kuttikanam every month. In this innovative program they usually invite eminent personalities. Mr. Amit Caleechurn was the invited personality of 'Scholar on Campus' on 21st October 2010. He is one among the 200 RHCDS in the world. Now he is an RHCSS student of IPSR, having a strong Linux background. The program was mainly focused for BCA and MCA students at the campus. It was informative for the participants as it gave complete idea about open source technology.
Program was conducted in two sessions. First session started at 10.30 a.m and second was at 6.30 p.m. Dr.Ruble Raj, Principal, Marian College Kuttikkanam, inaugurated the function. Participants were welcomed by Mr. Satheesh Kumar S, faculty, MCA Department. He is also an RHCE certified person. Mr. Amit Caleechurn was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Mendus Jacob, CEO and MD, IPSR Solutions Ltd. He is the Director of PG Department of Computer Applications, Marian College.

Mr. Amit Caleechurn from Mauritius is one of the aspirer who joined IPSR for Red Hat Certifications. He is a graduate in Information Systems and also Novell certified Linux Administrator. He is also a Novell Data Center Technical Specialist. LPIC Certification from the Linux Professional Institute (Toronto Canada), Enterprise Network Security & Management from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (French) are other achievements.  He was working at Mauritius as System Engineer. He joined IPSR to know more about open source technology.  He is now student of our RHCSS Boot Camp. IPSR offers an educational tourism project which is a blend of training and tourism.  Amit is the fourth RHCDS from IPSR. He visited many countries and speaks four languages. He is completing RHCSS by October 30, and then he will be the first one in the whole African region with RHCSS certification.

'Scholar on Campus'  was really a reveling experience for the participants. They got much knowledge about various Red Hat Certifications from the guy who was a successful RHCDS from IPSR. IPSR wishes very success for all the participants.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pioneer Institute for Red Hat Certifications

IPSR, hat trick Winner of Red Hat Asia Pacific International Award, delivers quality driven training to get Red Hat certifications effortlessly. IPSR offers Red Hat certification which includes RHCE - Gold Standard Certification for molding strong Linux Administrators, RHCSS – Security Certification, RHCDS, RHCVA and RHCA. Training program from IPSR for Red Hat Certification is of top demand due to superior quality. A special training package which is unique at IPSR is Boot Camp which attracts international students. They not only get value driven training but also get a chance to enjoy beauty of Kerala.

Mr. Chetan singh from Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Mr. A S Bala Kumar, Mr.Mohammed Zaffar and Mr. Vinod Kumar from Temple City, Madurai are students of RHCSS Boot Camp. They all are having a wonderful experience at IPSR, Edappaly. Mr.Mohammed Zaffar is much grateful to the way IPSR take care of their students. About life at IPSR he says,

“Getting Red Hat Certification from a pioneer institute is an amazing experience. The training sessions are very informative and interesting.  Mojan Sir is an excellent instructor and enthusiastically answers all questions. My special thanks to management staff Dali Madam. Hostel provides a homely feel with delicious food. Keep going IPSR.”

IPSR wishes you amazing success. Best Wishes!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

4th RHCDS – Successfully from IPSR

Mr. Amit Caleechurn from the land of beaches – Mauritius, is the fourth IPSRian to attain RHCDS certification.  He is one among those IPSR students who is well versed with value driven Red Hat Training courses through our Boot Camps. We have designed our Boot Camps so that aspirant students are provided Red Hat certifications along with a golden opportunity to enjoy the cheerful experience by exploring the striking natural features of Kerala.

Getting RHCDS certification is an important milestone. RHCDS certification is obtained on successful completion of three Expertise Exams: EX401, EX423, and EX436. Amit had certified EX423 on 2nd September, 2010, EX436 on 11th October and certified as RHCDS when he cleared EX401 on 15th October. He is proceeding with the modules RHS333 (Enterprise Network Services Security) and RHS429 (SELinux Policy Administration) to make the most out of his visit to IPSR and get certified RHCSS as well.

He is much thankful to the dedicated faculty at IPSR who made such a task easier by providing enough technical and practical knowledge. He was greatly attracted by the art and culture of Gods own country. He also became a great fan of Kerala Cuisine which is a blend of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. 

We are proud to announce that two of our RHCDS students, A.V Radhakrsihnan and Sanju Raj (IPSR Faculty) also passed one of the Expertise Exams, EX401, along with Amit and are enroute to their RHCDS certification.   

We are proud of you for your outstanding achievement and will be keeping our fingers crossed for announcing more winners.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

IPSR RHCA aspirant from the Land of Gandhiji!

Mr. Jaimin Joshi, from Sabarmathi, Ahemadabad- the holy place for all the Gandhians in the world, the place from where Bapu spearheaded our freedom struggle - is a final year B tech student in MIT, Aurangabad. Jaimin chose Open source as career after his and his search for an institute which offer the real time oriented training in Red hat certifications ended at IPSR, International Centre Cochin. Now, he successfully completed RHCA training from IPSR Boot camps and is awaiting exams. RHCA , Red Hat Certified Architect is the capstone Certification from Red hat with in-depth and hands-on training for Senior Linux System Administrators enabling them to design and deploy large and complex Linux based environments.

Life at IPSR, Edappaly branch made Mr. Jaimin a big fan of Kerala food , especially our “Puttu” -a break fast dish made of rice powder and grated coconut, steamed in a bamboo holder or coconut shell and “Sadya”-a typical Kerala feast served on a banana leaf, is a sumptuous spread of rice and more than 14 vegetable dishes, topped with “payasam”- the delicious sweet dessert cooked in milk. To his great joy Jaimin found a number of North Indian Restaurants in Cochin which offer delicious North-Indian dishes.

Mr. Jaimin Joshi was much obliged and delighted with the support given to him by the training division of IPSR and the mouth watering tastes of Kerala food. Jaimin told us about his life IPSR that;

“I had a great experience in Kerala. Special thanks to Benila Madam for the accommodation, food and all the help. Faculty members in IPSR are well experienced and ready to give us any help and clarifications whenever we need”.

IPSR wish you all the success. Good Luck!

Monday, September 27, 2010

IPSR - Asia's One-Stop Destination for Red Hat Certifications

The hat trick winner of Red Hat Asia-Pacific International Award for the best training partner – IPSR, is the one stop destination for Red Hat Certifications. IPSR is offering Certifications including RHCE - the base level certification, RHCSS- the security level certification and other top level certifications like RHCDS, RHCVA and RHCA - the apex certification in Red Hat Linux. The ever growing number of professionals and students who came to participate in IPSR Boot camps from different parts of the world is a proof of their value driven Red Hat Training courses. The Boot Camps not only offer the students a valuable Red Hat Certification but also provides a golden chance to see the rich culture and tradition of God’s own country- Kerala through our Educational Tourism Packages.

The 25th batch for RHS333 Enterprise Network Services Security was started at IPSR, International centre at Cochin from 26th September, 2010 to 29th September, 2010. RHS333 is one of the three modules of RHCSS Program which trains people with RHCE-level competency to understand, prevent, detect, and properly respond to sophisticated security threats aimed at enterprise systems.

Mr. Amit Caleechurn form the “paradise island between sky and sun” - Mauritius, Mr. Mohammad Alim Murad from the land that offers the “sunny side of life”- Maldives, Mr. Sibin Mathews from “the city that never sleeps”-Mumbai, Mr. Chetan singh from Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Mr. A S Bala, Mr.Mohammed Zaffar and Mr. Vinod Kumar from “the temple town” Madurai, are the part of our new batch of RHCSS.

Mr. Chetan Singh from Rewa, a picturesque town on the banks of river Rewa alias Narmada in Madhya Pradesh, came to know about IPSR from our blogs and sites. Mr. Chetan is first time ever in Kerala. He is quite an alien to the language, food and culture and he was so confused and afraid whether the 'God’s own country' will be truly a God’s own place. But from the first day itself the service and care he received from the IPSR management and faculty members were capable enough to make him “feel at home” and to prove all his confusions and fear, unnecessary.

IPSR extends a warm welcome and wish you all dazzling success in your RHCSS certification.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


o Winning Asia Pacific Award for the 3rd consecutive year.

o Award Function held at Bali, Indonesia.

o 8 Years in Linux operations, 8 Awards from Red Hat.

It was an ecstatic, vivacious moment for IPSR at the Red Hat Asia-Pacific Partners Conference held at Bali. We were awarded the Red Hat Asia-Pacific International Award 2010 for the best training partner in Asia Pacific. Now IPSR is beaming all across Asia Pacific with its success as a Linux Training provider. Since 2008, we are retaining this award for providing quality training, consistently over the years. With this award, Red Hat honors our contributions to the fields of Linux training and certifications. IPSR has been into the field of Red Hat Learning services for the last 8 years and owing to its perfection this is the 8th Red Hat Award IPSR getting hold of!!

Prof. Dr. Mendus Jacob, CEO and MD, ipsr solutions ltd, was bestowed with the award by Mr. Ian Gray, Vice President, Red Hat Services & Mr. Kenny Khow, Senior Director for Services, in the Red Hat Asia-Pacific Partners Conference held at Bali, the most visitor-friendly island of Indonesia. Along with the function, this island also snatched the heart of its visitors with cherishing memories like Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, enchanting temple ceremonies and ribbons of beaches. The award ceremony held at Hotel Conrad Bali was grand with delegates from different parts of the world like New Zealand, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan etc... All the gerents of the present open source technology were present in the function.

During the last 8 years, the training division of IPSR was able to provide proficient and expert training and certifications in Open Source to candidates from different parts of the world. IPSR has the credit of producing the World’s largest number of RHCE’s with a world record pass percentage. As on August 2010, the total number of RHCSS certified candidates in IPSR now crossed 26 leading to another world record of the largest RHCSS group size in the world from a single partner. Thus 1 out of every 3 RHCSS in South Asia is an IPSRian. IPSR also grabbed the credit of winning Red Hat GLS Award from 2004 to 2008 and Red Hat Asia Pacific International awards from 2008 to 2010. Due to these reasons, every year IPSR get a lot of students from USA, Europe, Africa and Middle- East to earn their Red Hat Certifications. This 8 years late award inspires IPSR to venture into new areas beneficial to the student community.

During this moment of repletion and honor, we express our heartfelt gratitude to all IPSR Linux faculty, whose hard work and dedication which bring this top notch success to IPSR family. Thanks to all our students. We expect the same in all our future endeavors.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

100% in RHCE: Saleem Commoved IPSR

Saleem Tamton, a B.Com graduate from Kannur scored 100% result in RHCE Exam. Being started his career as a System admin in Saudi Telecom Company, Riyadh, he was looking for a break in his career. His urge to be certified as a Linux professional made him to choose IPSR. After completing B. Com, he relocated to Riyadh for his professional life. Being an RHCE he says about the colorful days in IPSR.

I had some memorable days here with IPSR. Training classes, labs, Infrastructure etc were extremely good and I could make use of it in a better way. Exam preparations helped me a lot to handle real time problems and I’m much thankful to Mr. Sojan, Linux faculty at IPSR Calicut and the entire IPSR family for the support they provided...I would like to continue the higher level Linux certifications here with IPSR. Once again my sincere thanks to IPSR family....! Wishing you all the very success in the future endeavors!!

We welcome you to IPSR RHCE family and wish you all the best!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Celebrate Software Freedom day

The day observed worldwide to spread the message of free and open source software, International Software Freedom Day, is celebrating on September 18, 2010. Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). “SFD”, is a day of celebration that there is some computer software that is not encumbered by copyrights and Patents which place limitations on the software. This Day aims to celebrate Free Software and the people behind it. It wants to spread the word about Free Software and help people find each other. The celebration is also intended to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!

SFD was initiated by a group of FOSS believers, Matt Oquist, Henrik Omma and Phil Harper with the idea of distributing the OpenCD to everyone. The idea of SFD is to unite and educate the world about the ideals of Software Freedom and the practical benefits of Free Software. Proprietary software, is computer software licensed under exclusive legal right, keeps the source code locked away from public scrutiny, which means there is no way to know exactly what the software actually does, and no way to trust it to safeguard your human rights. But the Open Source or Transparent technologies ensure transparency and you can trust the results and operation of your technology.

“Software Freedom International" (SFI) is a non-profit organization that acts as the official organizer of Software Freedom Day, and is the legal body that handles donations, sponsorship contracts, and accounting. The first Software Freedom Day was conducted on 28th August 2004. The name Software Freedom International was chosen to distinguish the organizational body from the event of Software Freedom Day itself. Each event is left to local teams around the world to organize. Pre-registered teams (2 months before the date or earlier) receive free schwag sent by SFI to help with the events themselves. Events themselves varies between conferences explaining the virtues of Free and Open Source Software, to workshops, demonstrations, games, planting tree ceremonies, discussions and InstallFests. Hundreds of teams around the world manage the local celebration and help to send out a global message. So don’t miss a chance to attend an SFD event nearby!

It’s quite unfair not mentioning about Richard Matthew Stallman, the President and founder of Free Software Foundation. Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often abbreviated "RMS", is an American software freedom activist and computer programmer. In September 1983, he launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system, and has been the project's lead architect and organizer. With the launch of the GNU Project, he initiated the free software movement; in October 1985 he founded the Free Software Foundation. Since the mid-1990s Stallman has spent most of his time advocating for free software, as well as campaigning against both software patents and what he sees as excessive extension of copyright laws.

In celebration of Software Freedom Day 2010, IPSR shares some of the favorite quotes about Free and Open Source Software from no less than the two pillars of FOSS, Linus Torvalds and Richard M. Stallman. Enjoy and be inspired!

To be able to choose between proprietary software packages is to be able to choose your master. Freedom means not having a master. And in the area of computing, freedom means not using proprietary software.

-Richard M. Stallman

Software patents are a huge potential threat to the ability of people to work together on open source. Making it easier for companies and communities that have patents to make those patents available in a common pool for people to use is one way to try to help developers deal with the threat.

-Linus Torvalds

For further reading go with the links below:
Software Freedom International

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Aliens to IPSR- Mohamed Alim from Maldives, Zulkarnain from US

The days with them were really rousing!! Besides students, they are truly like IPSR family members!!!

Mr. Mohamed Alim Murad from the Republic of Maldives, the idyllic paradise of the Southern Atolls and cobalt blue beaches, came to know about IPSR through our website. Having 7 years of experience in troubleshooting hardware, networks and servers, he is currently working as a computer technician with the Ministry of Health & Family IT section, Government of Maldives. He got selected for the training program funded from WHO hence now here with IPSR, Cochin for RHCE bootcamp.

Mr. Zulkarnain Kagalwala is from US, the land where we can experience the spectrum of arts, culture, and literature unparalleled anywhere in the world. He is a US Citizen having keen interest in visiting historical monuments and places. He is an IT Consultant (Former Sun & Swift) and now in IPSR, Cochin for RHCE bootcamp.

After the baffling training days, they were taken to a top drawer backwater cruise and Ayurvedic body massage. That was really a reveling and unforeseen experience for them. They have a lot of experience to share with. But now they are gearing up with their portions for the RHCE exam scheduled on 17th Sept. So we will meet them again for their marvelous experience over here.
Best of Luck for your exams. We are anxiously waiting for your exam results.

Joy is not in the present moment, but always over that next hill, until the hills become mountains..

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Register for RHCE Exam at Rs. 9000/- only, Save your pocket!!

Red Hat is egressing with another enlivening offer for candidates awaiting to be RHCE Certified. Beginning from September 10, 2010, you can register for RHCE exam at Rs. 9000/- only. The scheme is applicable only for candidates registering for RHCE examination on or before November 20, 2010 and those who have undergone the official Red Hat training program on RHEL 5 leading to RHCE examination. The terms and conditions for this offer is given in our website. For more details visit RHCE Exam Offer.
Register for RHCE today itself and make benefit out of the gold rush.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bash Commands For Programmers

Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use; these include command line editing, unlimited size command history, job control, shell functions and aliases, indexed arrays of unlimited size, and integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four. Bash can run most sh scripts without modification. Bash Tricks are widely used for both programmers and system administrators. But this article focus about the tricks for bash programmers
Bash has several commands that comes with the shell (i.e built inside the bash shell). When you execute a built-in command, bash shell executes it immediately, without invoking any other program. Bash shell built-in commands are faster than external commands, because external commands usually fork a process to execute it.

Join Command

Join command combines lines from two files based on a common field.
In the example below, we have two files – employee.txt and salary.txt. Both
have employee-id as common field. So, we can use join command to combine
the data from these two files using employee-id as shown below.

# cat name.txt
1 bob
2 john
3 sunil
4 jane
5 alice

# cat percentage.txt
1 80%
2 90%
3 69%
4 56%
5 89%

# join name.txt percentage.txt
1 bob 80%
2 john 90%
3 sunil 69%
4 jane 56%
5 alice 89%

Export Command Example

export command is used to export a variable or function to the environment of all the child processes running in the current shell.

#export variablename=value
#export -f functionname # exports a function in the current shell.

It exports a variable or function with a value. “env” command lists all the environment variables. In the following example, you can see that env displays the exported variable.

# export ipsr=redhat
# env

# echo $ipsr

“export -p” command also displays all the exported variable in the current shell.

hash Command Example

hash command maintains a hash table, which has the used command’s path names. When you execute a command, it searches for a command in the variable $PATH.
But if the command is available in the hash table, it picks up from there and executes it. Hash table maintains the number of hits encountered for each commands used so far in that shell.

# hash
hits command
1 /bin/egrep
18 /usr/bin/ac
3 /usr/bin/man
1 /usr/bin/clear

You can delete a particular command from a hash table using -d option, and -r option to reset the complete hash table.

#hash -d egrep
# hash
hits command
18 /usr/bin/ac
3 /usr/bin/man
1 /usr/bin/clear

readonly Command Example

readonly command is used to mark a variable or function as read-only, which can not be changed further.
# readonly computer=IT
#echo $computer
#read computer
bash: computer: readonly variable

test Command Example

test command evaluates the conditional expression and returns zero or one based on the evaluation. Refer the manual page of bash, for more test operators.
#! /bin/bash

if test -z $1
echo "The positional parameter \$1 is empty"
Note: Here ‘z’ option checks the length of STRING is zero

set Command Examples

set is a shell built-in command, which is used to set and modify the internal variables of the shell. set command without argument lists all the variables and it’s values. set command is also used to set the values for the positional parameters.
$ set +o history # To disable the history storing.
+o disables the given options.

$ set -o history
-o enables the history

$ cat
var="Welcome to ipsr"
set -- $var
echo "\$1=" $1
echo "\$2=" $2
echo "\$3=" $3

$ ./

Note: The args follwed by “–-” option is used to set the values to the positional parameter. If no arguments follow this option, then the positional parameters are unset.

unset Command Examples

unset built-in is used to set the shell variable to null. unset also used to delete an element of an array and to delete complete array.
$ cat
#Assign values and print it
var="welcome to ipsr"
echo $var

#unset the variable
unset var
echo $var

$ ./
welcome to ipsr
In the above example, after unset the variable “var” will be assigned with null string.

let Command Example

let commands is used to perform arithmetic operations on shell variables.
$ cat
#! /bin/bash

let arg1=12
let arg2=11

let add=$arg1+$arg2
let sub=$arg1-$arg2
let mul=$arg1*$arg2
let div=$arg1/$arg2
echo $add $sub $mul $div

$ ./
23 1 132 1

printf Command Example

Similar to printf in C language, bash printf built-in is used to format print operations.
In the above example, the script does arithmetic operation on two inputs. In that script instead of echo statement, you can use printf statement to print formatted output as shown below.
In, replace the echo statement with this printf statement.
printf "Addition=%d\nSubtraction=%d\nMultiplication=%d\nDivision=%f\n" $add $sub $mul $div

$ ./

Display total connect time of users

Ac command will display the statistics about the user’s connect time.
Connect time for the current logged in user
With the option –d, it will break down the output for the individual days. In
this example, I’ve been logged in to the system for more than 6 hours today.

On Dec 1st, I was logged in for about 1 hour.
$ ac –d
Dec 1 total 1.08
Dec 2 total 0.99
Dec 3 total 3.39
Dec 4 total 4.50
Today total 6.10

To display connect time for all the users use –p as shown below. Please note
that this indicates the cumulative connect time for the individual users.

$ ac -p
user1 3.64
root 229.12
user2 88.17
john 105.92
jane 111.42
total 538.27

To get a connect time report for a specific user, execute the following:

$ ac -d root
Aug 13 total 13.30
Aug 14 total 13.49
Aug 16 total 17.67
Aug 17 total 20.20
Aug 18 total 15.41
Aug 19 total 58.67
Aug 26 total 31.13
Aug 28 total 51.24
Today total 8.35

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