[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] LPI and Canonical Offer Special Promotion on Exams

slamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Wed May 20 21:35:59 EDT 2009

Jorge Armando Medina wrote:
> What about printed exams for Mexico?, I have more than 10 customers
> (incluiding me) willing to take Ubuntu exams.

Jorge Armando Medina:

Please contact Jose Carlos Gouveia, Area Operations Manager for your
region.  I'll provide you additional info off list in a separate email.



> slamberton wrote:
>> Linux Professional Institute and Canonical Offer Special Promotion on Exams
>> (Sacramento, CA, USA: May 19, 2009) The Linux Professional Institute
>> (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
>> (http://www.lpi.org), and Canonical (http://www.canonical.com), sponsor
>> of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, announced a new discounted
>> voucher program for the LPIC-1 and Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP)
>> exams. The promotional program enables candidates to purchase a voucher
>> bundle for the LPI-101, LPI-102 and the LPI-199 exams at USD $120
>> each--a savings of over 20%.
>> "This is an excellent opportunity for candidates to earn both their
>> LPIC-1 and Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) certifications.
>> Furthermore as we now have new LPIC-1 exams this combined certification
>> status will enable successful candidates to demonstrate that they have
>> in-demand skills and knowledge in today's competitive employmentto
>> environment," said Jim Lacey, President and CEO of LPI.
>> "This combined effort from LPI and Canonical demonstrates the strength
>> of the cooperative efforts of Open Source technology organizations.
>> Together we can advance the cause of Open Source professionalism while
>> providing real benefits to our respective communities," said Billy Cina,
>> Canonical's Training Programme Manager.
>> To obtain the UCP certification a Linux professional must pass three
>> exams, each costing approximately USD $160 (depending on regional exam
>> pricing and exchange rates to local currencies). These three exams
>> include LPI-101 and LPI-102, for the LPIC-1 certification, and LPI-199
>> for the UCP certification. However Canonical and the Linux Professional
>> Institute have joined together to create a promotional "bundle" whereby
>> the exams are available to candidates at the special price of USD $120
>> per exam if they are purchased together.
>> Exam candidates wishing to participate in this special promotional
>> program are invited to contact local LPI affiliates (see
>> http://www.lpi.org/eng/global_partners/local_lpi_organizations) or the
>> Ubuntu Training Team (see: http://www.ubuntu.com/training/exams).
>> Information on prepratory training for the exams is also available from
>> LPI affiliates and the Ubuntu Training Team. For information on how to
>> take the UCP or LPIC exams please see:
>> http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification/faq/procedure_for_taking_exams
>> For more information on the Ubuntu Certified Professional or LPIC-1
>> certifications, refer to: http://www.ubuntu.com/training or
>> http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification/the_lpic_program
>> 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 in more than 7,000 testing
>> locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered close to 200,000 exams and over
>> 65,000 LPIC certifications around the world.
>> - 30 -
>> 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 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 Canonical Ltd:
>> Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global
>> organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development,
>> distribution and support of open source software products and
>> communities. World-class 24x7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available
>> through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch
>> in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux
>> distributions with millions of users around the world.
>> Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to
>> distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the
>> most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source
>> software ecosystem. For more information visit www.canonical.com or
>> www.ubuntu.com.
>> Media Contacts:
>> Billy Cina
>> Training Programmes Manager
>> Telephone: +44 780 938 9862
>> billy.cina at canonical.com
>> http://www.ubuntu.com
>> Scott Lamberton
>> Director of Communications
>> Linux Professional Institute
>> +1-905-269-0862
>> slamberton at lpi.org
>> http://www.lpi.org

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
slamberton at lpi.org

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