[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2009

slamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Thu Aug 27 14:44:21 EDT 2009


LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2009

(Sacramento, CA, USA: August 27, 2009) - The Linux Professional
Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), announced that they will offer LPIC-1
and LPIC-2 exams at the Ohio LinuxFest 2009 (Columbus, Ohio) on Sunday,
September 27, 2009.  This is the fourth year that LPI has been
certification sponsor for Ohio LinuxFest and the event this year will be
celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Unix operating system.

"During LPI's decade long history we have always made an effort to
participate in community-based Linux events in order to promote Linux
and Open Source professionalism.  We are happy to once again participate
in the ongoing success of the Ohio LinuxFest.  We invite aspiring IT
professionals to take advantage of our promotional exam labs. Recent
studies and reports have indicated the growing adoption of Open Source
Software within enterprise. Our certification is an excellent means
of demonstrating to potential employers and customers your familiarity
with open source solutions and your in-depth professional knowledge of
Linux," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

LPI will offer paper-based tests at the Ohio LinuxFest on
Sunday September 27th at 11:00 and 14:00 hrs.  Room location at the
Hyatt Regency Columbus TBA. All LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams
(http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification/the_lpic_program) will be offered
at the promotional price of $99 each--a savings of over $60 per exam.
Since seating is limited exam candidates should reserve their preferred
time slot for taking exams at events at lpi.org and indicate which exams
they intend to take.

Participating exam candidates are asked to obtain an LPI registration
number prior to the event at https://www.lpi.org/caf/Xamman/register.
Candidates should bring both their LPI ID and a government issued photo
ID to the exam lab.

To assist exam candidates in preparing for the exam OLFU will be
offering a full day "LPI Level 1 ExamCram" with Stephen Pritchard on
Friday September 25, 2009.  Stephen is a long time volunteer with LPI
and one of the original authors of the popular O'Reilly book "LPI in a
Nutshell".  "Professional Package" registration is available for only
$350 and includes the "LPI Level 1 ExamCram" sessions and full Ohio
LinuxFest conference registration.  Registration for the 'Professional
Pass' is limited so register today at: https://www.ohiolinux.org/register

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 at more than 7,000 testing
locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 200,000 exams and
65,000 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.

About the Ohio LinuxFest:

Come join us in Columbus Ohio for the Ohio LinuxFest - 40 Years of UNIX
celebration. Free registration is on our website: http://www.ohiolinux.org

Media Contacts:

Robert Ball
Ohio LinuxFest
Phone: 1-888-OH-LINUX ext.502
Email: rball at ohiolinux.org

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
http://www.lpi.org
slamberton at lpi.org
+1-905-269-0862



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