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The Linux Foundation has joined forces with the FinOps Foundation to advance the discipline of FinOps through best practices, education, and standards.

The FinOps community said it is defining cloud financial management standards and is increasing access to education and certification for this discipline across industries. As part of this effort, the Linux Foundation has announced a new, free edX course, Introduction to FinOps. The course is aimed at advancing education and knowledge in this emerging area and to cultivate a growing community of professionals.

This introductory course will cover the basics of FinOps and how it can positively impact an organization by building a culture of accountability around cloud use that helps companies make good, timely, data-backed decisions in the cloud. The course is open for enrollment now, and content will be available to begin on the edX platform July 21.

The FinOps Foundation is also now offering the FinOps Certified Practitioner Exam (FOCP) through the Linux Foundation.

More training and certification programs are expected later this year, including the FinOps Certified Platform (FCP), FinOps Certified Service Providers (FCSP) and FinOps Training Providers (FTP).

The FinOps Foundation includes 1,500 individual members across the globe, representing more than 500 companies with more than $1 billion in revenue each.

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