Freedom Technology Center To Open

New non-profit IT center to open with classes on e-mail security and Linux administration.

The Freedom Technology Center, a new non-profit IT training and education facility in Mountain View, California, will open on Saturday, November 22nd, with a free one-day class on e-mail security, "Protecting E-mail Users from Viruses, Spam and Other Threats."

(Disclaimer: Linux Journal editor in chief Don Marti is a cofounder of the Freedom Technology Center.)

The second and third scheduled classes at the center cover the material for the Linux Professional Institute's LPI 101 and LPI 102 certification exams. The LPI 101 class is scheduled for December 1-5, and the LPI 102 class is scheduled for December 8-12.

The instructor for all three classes, Jim Dennis, has conducted Linux training for such firms as Motorola, SGI, Cadence, Wells Fargo, and DTT. He is the co-author of Linux System Administration (New Riders, 2000) and numerous magazine and Web articles. "If you spend one day covering the latest software and filtering approaches, you can really lock out the majority of spam and virus threats", Dennis said. "I cover what works and what doesn't."

The class is intended for full or part-time system administrators who are responsible for the function and security of e-mail for a small company or group.

Whether or not you use an open-source mail server internally, the filtering techniques covered can keep users safe from e-mail attacks, and it is possible to do so without upgrading or reconfiguring the existing mail server or mail clients.

In the LPI classes beginning in December, the topics to be covered include everything from installation and command basics to network administration, security and advanced troubleshooting.