Bluepoint is a non-profit Open Source education and development center. It is the first organization in the Philippines to focus on Linux and Open Source training.
I took up Bluepoint's Total Linux course last 2002 and time and again, what I've learned are still relevant today. Why? The course was developed with security and performance in mind.

In less than two months, I was able to learn the best practices in setting up Linux as a server: installing Linux at a bare minimum; removing standard and unnecessary programs, files and folders; protecting critical files and folders; compiling server software and the Linux kernel from scratch with optimized settings and necessary features only; installing servers in a jailed environment; designing and implementing a paranoid firewall.

Aside from the hands on lecture, we also had the toughest practical and written exams.

This quality training helped me obtain a score of 100% in my RHCE exam last March 2005. The first person I thanked was of course, my instructor, Engels Antonio of Bluepoint Institute.

- Chivas Sicam
Senior Science Research Specialist
Linux 10
Saturday, Aug 25, 2001, 11:00 PM
The Philippine Linux community united today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Linux operating system. Linux10, a series of free lectures about Linux and Linux-related stuff organized by PLUG as part of a worldwide celebration, was held at the Asia Pacific College in Makati City. The event was made possible through the support of ACENT, APC, Bluepoint, IBM, Progressive Ideas, PSSI, Q-Linux, QSR, Sun Microsystems, and SuSE.