[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] LPI Offers Discounted Certification Exams at FOSDEM 2007

Scott Lamberton scottl at lpi.org
Tue Feb 13 08:42:08 EST 2007

LPI Offers Discounted Certification Exams at FOSDEM 2007

(Toronto, Canada and Kassel, Germany: February 13, 2007) The Linux
Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification
organization worldwide (http:www.lpi.org), will offer discounted
certification exams to attendees of FOSDEM 2007 (February 24 -25) in
Brussels, Belgium (http://www.fosdem.org).  Exams will be in the English
language and include all LPIC-1 (101 and 102), LPIC-2 (201 and 202),
LPIC-3 (301, 302) and MySQL certification exams.  This will be the first
time in the world that paper versions of LPI's new LPIC-3 exams will be

"LPI participation in FOSDEM has grown since their first exam lab at our
conference in 2004.  We are very pleased to have LPI as a sponsor of
FOSDEM this year and that they will be offering all their certification
exams at five exam labs at our event, " said Pascal Bleser of the FOSDEM
planning committee.  Mr. Bleser also expressed gratitude to Belgian Open
Source solutions provider Think-Wize (http://www.think-wize.com/) for
offering to refund the cost of exams to the top 5 scoring exam
candidates at FOSDEM.  FOSDEM is one of the largest and most noteworthy
Free and Open Source Software events in Europe with around 200
presentations and 4000 visitors each year.

Exams will be offered in Room Lameere, U Building, ULB Campus Solbosh,
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50, 1050 Brussels, Belgium on February 24
- 25, 2007 at FOSDEM. Conference attendees will pay 60,- EUR for the
LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams -- a 50% discount off the regular price
for LPIC-1/LPIC-2 and more than a 60% discount off the price of LPIC-3
exams.  The MySQL exams (both administrator and developer) are offered
at a 50% discount to all conference participants at 85,- EUR. All
candidates can pay for their exams at the exam room by cash.

All LPI candidates must pre-register at the LPI website for an LPI ID
number at http://www.lpi.org/en/lpi/english/certification/register_now.
Exam candidates must bring valid photo identification and their LPI ID
number to the exam lab. Exam candidates for MySQL exams must also obtain
a MySQL certification ID from the MySQL website at
http://www.mysql.com/certification/signup and must also bring valid
photo identification and their MySQL certification ID number to the exam
events.  Due to limited seating at the event (50 candidates per session)
candidates for all exams are advised to pre-register at

Exam labs are scheduled as follows: Saturday, February 24 at 14:00 and
16:00 hrs and Sunday, February 25 at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00 hrs.

Klaus Behrla of LPI e.V. (LPI affiliate in Germany, Austria, Switzerland
and Netherlands) will also speak on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 13:00
in the Lameere Room on LPI's certification program and how to prepare
for LPI exams.  In particular, he will provide details on LPI's new
LPIC-3 program.  For more information on LPI's participation in FOSDEM
please see: http://fosdem.org/2007/lpi

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is globally supported by the IT
industry, enterprise and professionals and within government and the
educational community. LPI's certification program is delivered
worldwide in multiple languages at over 7,000 testing locations and is
supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents. Since the
program's inception, LPI has delivered over 135,000+ exams and 40,000+
LPIC certifications around the world.

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About 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 1999 by the Linux community,
the Linux Professional Institute seeks to become recognized as the
global leader in the certification of Linux professionals while
advancing 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,
Hewlett-Packard and IDG.

Media contacts:

Klaus Behrla
Director of Communications
LPI e.V.
Email: behrla_at_lpi-german.de
Web: http://www.lpi-german.de
Telephone: +49 (0)2156 951680

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
Email: scottl_at_lpi.org
Web: http://www.lpi.org
Telephone: +1-416-666-1574

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