I am Babar Zahoor, owner and maintainer of this site ( LinuxUrduCBTs.com). I am working in IT field since 1997. I am certified under RHCE program, from RedHat.
The idea of creating UrduCBTs is actually derived from Kamran sb (Muhammad Kamran Azeem, from WBITT). Originally I was, (and still am), a member of WBITT team. After some exchange of ideas, and discussion with Kamran bhai, I decided to start a separate web site especially for CBTs in Urdu. The idea was to target those, who want to learn Linux & Open Source Technologies, and those, who want to contribute CBTs to the community.
We observed, that our IT companies are using proprietary software (windows), just because they had Fears, Uncertainty and Doubts about Open-Source technologies, mainly Linux. They are systematically pushed into such kind of thinking. They were not sure, e.g, How to introduce Linux, to their particular environments? How would the software be used and how will it behave? And, Who would support it?
To address these fears, we decided to show how Linux looks like, how it works. And when enough people are trained, there won’t be any problem of providing support too. We are very concerned, about the amount of money going out of our country, in the form of software license costs. We want our companies, and decision makers to recognize this, and switch to Secure, Cost Efficient and Secure technologies. That is nothing else, but Open-Source Technologies, including, but not limited to, Linux operating system.
The idea of creating Computer Based Training is not new, but very popular, and effective. In present times, many universities around the globe, are offering distance education, using Computer Based Training, or Training Videos. This (CBT concept) is what we adopted, to achieve the awareness and training goals of our mission.
So far, we have been seeing a positive impact of the CBTs we created from the platforms of both http://www.LinuxUrduCBTs.com and http://www.wbitt.com. Over past few years, we have received letters from individuals, to company IT directors, who have successfully migrated from Closed-Source environment, to a more secure, efficient and cost effective, Open-Source environment. We have seen a significant increase in the level of confidence of the IT people, all over Pakistan, for using Linux operating system. We also have a significant increase in the number of IT professionals who are providing technical support for Open-Source technologies, such as Linux.
I think this all credit goes to Muhammad Kamran Azeem who started this idea for Pakistani's. I am grateful to ALLAH that I am part of it.
I hope, that we keep on doing what we are doing. And we hope to see a better Pakistan, and in-turn, a better world.