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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
ASTI-DOST
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CodeFest 2008
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008, 3:00 PM
Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Information Systems & Computer Science (DISCS), CYWare, Trend Micro, and Bluepoint Foundation concluded the Software Freedom Day CodeFest 2008 today at Faura Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Bluepoint and CYWare awarded 35,000 pesos worth of training and cash to ultimate coder Galileo Lajara, a third-year college student from STI Marikina. Don Jomar Hombrebueno and Carlos John Sergio Paglinawan of TIP Manila were first and second runner-up, respectively.

Adamson UniversityTIP ManilaSTI MarikinaACSAT Alabang
Diane Pamela Baluyot
Jorelle Avendano
Joselito Ramon Navera
Julianne May Bithao
Robinson Ong
Ron Karlo Garcia
John Renato Salvio

Niña Pasia
Adviser
Carlos John Sergio Paglinawan
Don Jomar Hombrebueno
Jorel Rosario Canoy
Ralph Bryan Calonzo
Ricardo Eugenio

Grace Sicat
Adviser
Galileo Lajara
Donnie Ray Gianchand
Carlo Pantilano

Jack Salas
Adviser

Many thanks to Dr. Pablo Manalastas, Dr. John Paul Vergara, Mark Bautista, William Yu, Isagani Osio, Orly Andico, Carlos Yu, Michael Balcos, and Ryan Baclit for helping us make CodeFest 2008 a success.
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