[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] LPI hosts events during LinuxWorld San Francisco 2007

scottl at eagle.ca scottl at eagle.ca
Thu Jul 12 11:34:48 EDT 2007


Linux Professional Institute hosts events during LinuxWorld San Francisco
2007

(Toronto, Canada: July 12, 2007) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI),
(http://www.lpi.org), will provide discounted certification testing during
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® San Francisco, August 6 - 9, 2007 at the
Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. LPI is the official
certification sponsor of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, offering a
standardized, multi-national, and respected program to certify
professional expertise in Linux.

Paid conference delegates will be able to take the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams
free as part of their conference fee (a $150 US value per exam) while
those attending the trade show will be able to take the exams at a
discounted fee of US $75 per exam. The LPI exam lab will be offered each
day at 1 p.m. (Room # 236, Moscone Center North). All candidates must
pre-register at the LPI web site for an LPI ID number at
https://www.lpi.org/en/register.html. Exam candidates must bring valid
photo identification and their LPI ID number to the exam lab.  The Ubuntu
Certified Professional exam will also be available to all conference and
trade show attendees at $75--a 50% discount off the regular price.

Dr. James Stanger, Chair of the LPI Advisory Council extended an
invitation to all Linux professionals to attend LPI events to be hosted
during the conference: "LinuxWorld San Francisco is a signature event for
LPI where we actively invite the input of Open Source opinion leaders and
Linux professionals to participate in the development of LPI certification
programs and other LPI initiatives.  The LinuxWorld San Francisco event is
a great venue for this purpose as there is a broad cross-section of global
business representatives interested in the development of Open Source
software which attend this event." Dr. Stanger invited those attending the
conference to attend the following LPI events:

* LPI "Wine and Cheese": Tuesday, August 7, 5 p.m. (following closing of
the Exhibit Hall), Room #236, Moscone Center North.  Back by popular
demand after last year's successful event this tasting of locally produced
California Wines is open to all LinuxWorld participants.  Dr. James
Stanger will be available at the event for book signing of his co-authored
"LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell (Second Edition)" published by
O'Reilly Media (see http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpicertnut2/).

* LPI Strategic Advisory Council meeting: Wednesday, August 8, 9:00 to
11:00 AM, Room 19201 (19th Floor) at IBM's Market Street Building (425
Market Street, San Francisco).  This meeting will include presentations
from senior LPI staff including Area Operations Managers who are
responsible for LPI's successful initiatives around the globe. 
Participation is limited due to seating and security and interested
participants are advised to contact jstanger_at_lpi.org for
pre-registration.

* LPI Technical Advisory Council meeting: Wednesday, August 8, 4 p.m. at
the LPI exam room in the Moscone Center North (Room # 236).  This meeting
is open to all participants interested in the development of LPI's
certification programs and will invite input on LPI's roadmap for the
development of existing and new certification products.

* Birds-of-a-Feather: "Linux Certification: The New Wave", Wednesday,
August 8, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  G.Matthew Rice, LPI Director of Product
Development will lead a discussion on the growing demands for enterprise
certification including testing for new job duties around Windows/Linux
integration.

* LPI Exhibit Hall Booth I436: all interested LPI professionals, training
providers and enterprise customers are invited to visit LPI staff from
around the world at the LPI booth at the Moscone Center Exhibit Hall.

For more information on these activities during LinuxWorld San Francisco
please contact Dr. James Stanger, Chairman, LPI Strategic Advisory Council
and lead representative for LPI-North America at jstanger_at_lpi.org.

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 programs
inception, LPI has delivered over 145,000 exams and 45,000+ 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 continues to demonstrate recognized global
leadership 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:

James Stanger, Ph.D
Chief Certification Architect
VCampus Corporation
E-mail: jstanger at vcampus.com
Office: +1 (888) 303-8694
Cell: +1 (360) 970-5357

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
scottl at lpi.org
1-416-666-1574





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