[LPI-News] LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Flourish and Southeast LinuxFest

Scott Lamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Thu Mar 24 09:56:33 EDT 2011

Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at Flourish and Southeast 

(Sacramento, CA, USA: March 24, 2011) - The Linux Professional Institute 
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization 
(http://www.lpi.org), announced promotional exam labs for their Linux 
Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) at the Flourish Conference, 
April 1-3 - Chicago, Illinois (http://www.flourishconf.com/) and the 
Southeast LinuxFest, June 10-12 - Spartanburg, South Carolina 

Registration for LPI exams at both events is available by emailing LPI 
at events_at_lpi.org. Please indicate preferred exam(s) and time slot(s) 
when registering for exam events. To participate in the exam labs you 
must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area: 

On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams 
onsite 15 minutes prior to the exam lab by cheque. Exams may also be 
paid for in advance by PayPal or credit card with LPI. Each exam takes 
approximately 90 minutes to complete.

In addition, along with their exam payment, candidates should bring 
their LPI ID and a government issued photo identification to the exam lab.

All three levels of LPI certification (LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3) will 
be offered at these events. The promotional price for all exams will be 
$99 US (regularly $173), except for LPI-301 (the LPIC-3 certification 
exam) which will be $219 US (regularly $260).

LPI exams will be proctored by Dru Lavigne of The BSD Certification 
Group. Ms. Lavigne will be offering BSD Certification exams at these 
events. For more information on their program please visit their website 
at: http://www.bsdcertification.org/

Flourish 2011 - April 1-3 - Chicago, Illinois

Flourish is a FREE conference hosted by the University of Illinois at 
Chicago Association for Computing Machinery (UIC-ACM) and the University 
of Illinois at Chicago Linux User Group (UIC-LUG). Conference speakers 
include Italo Vignoli (Founder of the Document Foundation/LibreOffice), 
Chris Palmer of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Chris McAvoy (VP 
of Technology at Threadless and founder of the Chicago Python Users 
Group) and many others. The conference also includes panel discussions, 
"Lightning Talks", a mini-expo and a Python Sprint. For more information 
and registration visit http://www.flourishconf.com/

For more information on LPI and BSD exams at Flourish see: 

Southeast LinuxFest, June 10-12, Spartanburg, South Carolina

The third annual Southeast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who 
wants to learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is 
part educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux 
itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate 
tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source 
Software. LinuxFest is the place to learn, to make new friends, to 
network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun! 
For more information, visit www.southeastlinuxfest.org

For more information on LPI exams at Southeast LinuxFest see: 

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT 
industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government 
entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is 
supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is 
distributed worldwide in multiple languages in more than 7,000 testing 
locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 280,000 exams and 95,000 
LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills 
on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of 
comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an 
international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux 
community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate 
recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux 
professionals. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through 
strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community 
development activities. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum 
Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux 
as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

Media Contacts:

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
slamberton at lpi.org

Phil Gomes
Flourish Conference 2011
phil at flourishconf.com

Jeremy Sands
Southeast LinuxFest
info at southeastlinuxfest.org

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