[lpi-discuss] Linux Professional Institute Announces Two New Approved Training Materials

Scott Lamberton scottl at lpi.org
Tue Nov 16 20:10:21 EST 2004

Linux Professional Institute Announces Two New Approved Training Materials

(Toronto, ON: November 16, 2004) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification organization worldwide (http://www.lpi.org/), announced today two new providers of LPI Approved Training Materials (LATM): LinuxCertified from California and German-based Linup Front.

Recent certification of the LinuxCertified and Linup Front courseware in the Linux Professional Institute's (LPI) Approved Training Materials (LATM) program substantiates its proven level of excellence.

The LATM program is a quality assurance process designed to identify training materials that accurately support LPI certifications. Products designated as LATM have passed stringent quality assurance testing to assure all LPI test objectives are covered within the content.

"LPI is delighted to welcome the public release of the LinuxCertified and Linup Front courseware," said LPI President Evan Leibovitch. "These companies are valuable members of the LPI community and have worked with us extensively in their commitment to quality education."

With the increased adoption of Linux and Open-Source Software, finding effective Linux training is critical for today's IT professional. Linux training is an increasingly important component of the educational portfolios of professional training organizations.

"Our instructors have painstakingly created and improved our courseware over the years," said Chander Kant, President of LinuxCertified Inc. "Now this courseware will be available for IT training centers and continuing education centers throughout the world."

Based on a program of easy-to-use instructional slides, and a series of lab-work recipes, LinuxCertified's modular courseware is popular with both corporate and academic trainers.

?The Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC) added LinuxCertified's courses to its schedule to meet student demand for focused, hands-on training and we have been very happy with the results," said Elisa van Dam, BUCEC's Director, IT Programs. "Student feedback about the courseware and instructors has been very positive. It's a great complement to our other programs."

Details on the LinuxCertified courseware are available at: http://linuxcertified.com/linux-courseware.html_

A significant resource of Linux-trainers in Europe, German-based Linup Front, who provides trainers who are LPI certified and LPI approved (LATM) course materials to Linux training centres, organizations and educational facilities, has recently translated their popular LPI approved (LATM) German language course materials into English.

Linup Front's materials are utilized by some of the major training centers in Europe. Their courseware is sold at half-price to Linux job creation program-providers and is free of charge to schools and universities (when used for non-commercial purposes).

"It is the goal of Linup Front to promote the continued growth and integrity of the Linux community with high-quality training that leads to LPI certification," said Oliver Michel, President of Linup Front. "By making our courseware affordable to Linux-focused educational institutions and job creation programs, world-wide, we promote the continued training and development of well educated Linux LPI certified professionals, everywhere."

"For additional information on Linup Front: http://www.linupfront.de

Globally, LPI's certification program has delivered over 60,000 exams since the program's inception in 1999.

LPI supports affiliate networks on all five continents, worldwide, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Jamaica, United States, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia, China and South Africa.

To learn more, contact Linux Professional Institute at http://www.lpi.org, LinuxCertified Inc. at 1-877-800-6873 (U.S.) or http://www.linuxcertified.com, or Linup Front at 49-6151-9067-0 (Germany) or http://www.linupfront.de

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Media contact:

Linux Professional Institute:
Scott Lamberton, Director of Community Relations
Telephone: +1-416-666-1574
Email: scottl at lpi.org <mailto:scottl at lpi.org>

About Linux PTrofessional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the global standard in Linux certification. LPI develops professional certification for the Linux operating system that is trusted, accessible and independent. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI's internationally-recognized certification programs have earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators.  LPI's multi-level program of exams are available in seven languages, and are administered globally through Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers. LPI's activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active public involvement through mailing lists and its website at www.lpi.org. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM (NYSE:IBM), Maxspeed, SGI (NYSE:SGI), SuSE Linux AG and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP) 
 , Wave Technologies and Linux Magazine.

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