LPI-News September 2002
evan at lpi.org
Wed Oct 2 15:41:43 EDT 2002
Welcome to the LPI News for September.
1. LPI IN JAPAN AND IN GERMANY
2. BETA Testing the Level 1 Revision
3. New Resources
4. Where to find LPI Training
5. T shirts
6. Your comments and assistance on the look of the LPI website
7. Your assistance with marketing and PR around the world.
1. LPI- In Japan
The Linux Conference 2002 took place in central Tokyo this past week;
Here I am with some of our LPI-Japan test takers (see attachment).
Thanks to LPI Japan, I was able to travel to Tokyo to participate in
the first LPI-Japanese paper exams.
We offered these exams in Japanese and in English and many people took
advantage of the discounted price.
LPI-Japan is a vibrant well organized team who professionally represent
LPI in Japan.
If you would like to contact LPI-Japan, please write to Ninomiya Mizue.
Ninomiya at lpi.or.jp or check the LPI Japan website;
I found it interesting that the Suruga Bank of Japan offers better
rates for those graduates who show successful completion of the LPI
Their website is in Japanese; http://www.surugabank.co.jp
1. LPI in Germany - http://www.linuxworldexpo.de
Evan Leibovitch (President of LPI) will attend the Linux World show in
Frankfurt Germany at the end of October. If you are planning to
attend, please visit us at the LPI booth, where you will find our
friend and associate, Torsten Scheck along with Evan - discussing
Linux and benefits of a certification.
LinuxWorld Frankfurt: LPI offers free exams
LPI will be holding a special certification event at LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo in Frankfurt, Germany where candidates may take exam
101 (Beta Release 2) and 201 free of charge.
The examinations take place in room "Good Will"
in 4.1 (hall 4, level 1) on October, 30. and 31. 2002 at 10am and 2pm.
Only candidates with a valid LPI ID number will be allowed to take the
exam. Get your LPI ID here:
Furthermore you must present a valid Photo ID to be admitted.
To become LPIC-1 you have to pass exam 101 and 102. For LPIC-2
you have to pass 201 and 202 additionally.
Please check our homepage:
and the exam objectives before the exam:
Please understand that this offer is subject to seating availability.
We greatly appreciate the assistance of IBM and LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo Frankfurt in helping this offer happen.
***Evan and Torsten would like to speak to anyone interested in
re-starting the LPI-affiliate to be organized in Germany.
Please stop in at their booth and become involved.
2. Revised Level 1 Exams;
As you know, LPI has rewritten the Level 1 exams and these are in
beta at present.
We are hoping some of you will take the beta exam, to help us reach our
goal of releasing the exams from beta by November 2002.
If you take the Level 1 beta exams, you will be scored as you take the
exam, and the exam will count for the certification. If you take 1 old
exam and 1 beta exam and pass both, you will still receive the
With the release of the new revision of Level 1 there are a few
different objectives which should be studied.
Please ensure you go through the objectives thoroughly;
Please note there is a new resource set up by some friends of LPI in
They would like to offer this to help those studying for the new
revision of the L1 exams.
Please have a look and our thanks to the Gloucester LUG for this hard
Also the site mentioned in last months news letter http://www.lpic.org
might be of intereast to some candidates.
For those of you still looking for courseware, books, classes, or
on-line information please check these two sites;
If anyone has information on new courseware or assistance for LPI
candidates, please let me know so we can let everyone know.
We'd also like to remind you to purchase an LPI Tshirt from Linux
Central. A portion of the cost of the T-shirt is retuned to LPI to
continue to build the program.
6. LPI- Website update.
Updating the website is one of our plans for the near future, and if
anyone has any ideas or suggestions to make the site more easily
navigated or more interesting - please let us know by either joining
the mailing lists; http://www.lpi.org/i-maillists.html or contacting
me directly; wilma at lpi.org
LPI is built with direct assistance from the Linux Community, and we
need your help to go forward.
7. Public Relations and Marketing
We are also looking for Public Relations and Marketing help around
the world. If anyone has any ideas to get the LPI information out at
various shows, conferences or advertising of any kind in any country -
again, please advise;
wilma at lpi.org
Thanks to all participants who took the LPI exams at the Linux World
show in San Francisco scoring is completed and if anyone has any
questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thanks for your support domo aregato to our friends in Japan :)
wilma at lpi.org
905 874 4822
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