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September 01, 2010

LinuxCertified Aids Development and Testing of Linux Device Drivers

LinuxCertified, Inc., a provider of Linux training and services, revealed the dates and venue of its next Linux Device Driver Development Course class. The class will be held from Sept. 20 - 22, 2010 in South Bay, Calif.

Providing support for Linux has become important for device vendors with the increasing use of Linux is a broad range of environments. A fast growing market is opened to these device vendors once they are able to provide support for Linux. The skill set to develop and maintain Linux drivers provides developers with a rewarding career option.

The overall objective of the class is to teach attendees on how to develop device drivers for Linux. The course provides extensive practice with the key steps in developing device drivers. It shows attendees how device drivers work with the Linux kernel, how to compile and load drivers, how to debug drivers, as well as other essential topics.

This three day course acquaints developers with the problems vital for the development of Linux device driver. The course advances through numerous topics. Every topic is presented together with a supporting laboratory exercise before going on to the next one. 

Around 50 percent of the class time, attendees will be gaining hands-on experience with these various topics.

Class attendees will develop a simple, complete driver that shows the process of building a Linux device driver. Key issues in Linux device drivers are covered in the course and numerous questions including how do I debug a driver, how do I develop a character device, and how do I use task queues are studied. This class allows developers and engineering managers to quickly point out issues critical to their project. It also provides them with comprehensive knowledge to add Linux support to their product lines.

Course details can be viewed at

An on-site class is also available across North America.



Vinti Vaid is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Vinti's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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