LPI-News May and June 2004

Steve Poe skpoe at ucd.net
Mon Jun 28 14:12:09 EDT 2004


Wilma Silbermann wrote:

> 1;  New Courseware for LPI Level 2 certification exams.
> 2;  Re-write of the exams and new ventures
> 3;  LPI will attend events around the world
> 4;  Translated exams
> 5;  LPI Bulgaria
> 6;  LPI in India
> 7;  New approved training material (LATM)
>
>
>
>
> 1.
> http://snow.nl/l.html
> Here is a new resource for those of you preparing for the Level 2 
> certification.
>
> Snow.nl have been supporters of LPI for some time, and have created 
> this free resource
> over the past few months.  Joost Helberg helped to develop this 
> resource, and sends
> these comments;
>
> "  The resource published on our web-site, anyone can read it.
> http://snow.nl/dist/lpic2index.publicwebsite.html
> Snow sells Unix Services and wants to recruit the best Unix people in the
> Netherlands.  We've endorsed LPI since the very beginning and think that
> certifying LPIC-1 and 2 is a very good way to ensure quality of our 
> services as well
> as employees."
>
> LPI would like to thank Snow.nl for their continued support and 
> encouragement.
>
>
>
> 2.
> Ongoing re-write of the exams & looking for input on the new "Core 
> Linux" project.
>
>
> Please join the exam development mailing list if you have any technical
> knowledge and you would be interested in helping - ideas, exam items 
> or job tasks are
> requested on Level 1, 2 or 3 and we have a new project to be 
> developed  known as the
> Core Linux project, (this is shown on our site as Linux Concepts).
> https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/index.html
>
> LPI needs  a Project lead and editor for this new area of development 
> - please contact
> Kara Pritchard (our exam dev. director) for more details if you are 
> interested in helping out.
> kara at lpi.org
>
> These supporters of LPI came together during a weekend of exam 
> development in St Louis
> Missouri - and are helping to create new items and ideas for the LPI 
> exams. We thank them sincerely for their time and creativity.
>
>
> Bruno Gomes Pessanha from Rio de Janeiro
> D.Bogziatzoules (Taki) from Munich Germany
> Bryan Smith from California
> Steve Poe from Florida
> Richard Fifarek from Colorado
>
>
>
>
> 3. Here are some the events and locations that LPI will be attending 
> in the next
> few months;
>
>
> *In June LPI's president, Evan Leibovitch will be in Japan,
> http://lpi.or.jp/
>
> *Malaysia and Singapore and will visit some of  LPI's training partners;
> http://lintraining.com/module/database/viewby.php?uid=49&value=3
>
> *Linux World San Francisco - August 2004
> http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/events/12SFO04A
> Our annual attendance in San Francisco will see LPI staff actively
> engaged in conducting an Exam Lab, trade show booth  and an advisory 
> committee.
>
> *Portland, Oregon - July 2004
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2004/
>
> *Jamaica Linux Users Group - July 2004
> http://www.jalug.org/events/lpiexamjuly10
>
> If you are attending any of the above events, we would be pleased to 
> see you
> and encourage you to come and say hello to the LPI representatives at 
> each
> event.  Exam labs will be conducted in most of these locations.
>
> LPI -German also participated in the recent Linux Tag in Karlsruhe 
> Germany .
> http://www.linuxtag.org/2004/index.html
> http://www.lpi.org/da/news_item/72
>
>
>
>
>
> 4.
> Translated exams -
> A quick reminder.  LPI has recently translated the Level 1 exams into;
> French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and German.
> We are looking for candidates to take these translated exams at a 25% 
> discount
> until Sept 30th 2004 at any Prometric testing site around the world.
>
> Please use the code "25beta" when registering at www.prometric.com for 
> these
> exams in the above mentioned languages.
> When registering for the exam please read the payment information page 
> carefully,
> it will show you where to input the code to receive the 25% discount.
>
>
>
> In the translated exams, you will be able to access the English 
> versions of the questions.
> When you take the exam, please include any feedback that will improve 
> our translations.
>
> These exams are valid for certification.
>
>
>
> 5.
> LPI Bulgaria
>
> Under the umbrella organization of Free Software Association - LPI 
> Bulgaria is helping create awareness
> of LPI in Eastern Europe.
> Some interesting news from Bulgaria - regarding use of Linux in the 
> government arena.
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/48329
>
> _Bulgarian members of Parliament and Internet Society Bulgaria 
> chairman file a case
> at the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission in Sofia against 
> Microsoft Bulgaria
> and Microsoft Corp, USA._
>
> The members of the Bulgarian Parliament Ivan Ivanov and MP m.d.Stoicho 
> Katsarov
> signed today, June 16th, 2004 a letter to the Competition Protection 
> Commission in Sofia
> with 4 points questioning Microsoft practices and business behaviour.
> Letter is also signed by Veni Markovski, chairman of the Internet 
> Society in Bulgaria.
>
> For more information;
> In French - MP Ivan Ivanov - ivanov.in at box.bol.bt
> In English - Veni Markovski - veni at veni.com
>
>
>
> 6.  LPI goes to India in August 2004
>
> Passage to India
> Glenn McKnight will be traveling to three cities in India:
>
> Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore where he will participating with a 
> Novell/SUSE
> roadshow conducting proctor training, exam labs and seminars. This 
> will be LPI's first formal entry into the Indian subcontinent during 
> the height of
> Indian summer which is known to reach temperatures of over 45 degrees 
> centigrade. We hope to heat up the Linux market in India with a cost 
> effective exam labs.
>
> More information will be available next month as Novell and LPI create 
> a detailed
> itinerary of the roadshow.
>
>
>
> 7.   LPI Approved Training Material.
>
> LPI-German in co-operation with SerNet.de will offer the opportunity
> for courseware providers to have their product put through rigorous
> evaluation and approval.
>
> Recently one more company put their courseware through an approval 
> process through SerNet;
>
> We congratulate LinUpFront GmbH for having their product approved.
> http://www.linupfront.de haiko.mueller at linupfront.de
>
> Linupfront.de offers their courseware in German only at this point.
>
> LPI approved materials are available in English at this site;
> http://www.lpi.org/en/latm.html
>
>
> We thank you for your support of LPI.
> Let us know if you have comments or questions.
>
>
> Wilma Silbermann
> VP Operations
> wilma at lpi.org
> 905 874 4822
>
> Wilma,


While I would not have mind Florida, I am from California.
Brian is from Florida.

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