[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] GoDaddy.com adopts Linux Professional Institute Certification

Scott Lamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Tue Jun 28 13:58:28 EDT 2011

GoDaddy.com adopts Linux Professional Institute Certification

(Sacramento, CA, USA: June 28, 2011) The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), announced that GoDaddy.com, the world's largest
domain name registrar, has initiated a program of LPI training and
certification for their technical support staff. The program began this
past March and an initial group of IT professionals at GoDaddy.com have
successfully obtained their LPIC-1 certification.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Go Daddy and share 
their values on the importance of workforce development of IT
professionals in Linux and Open Source solutions. LPI will continue to
work with industry leaders such as Go Daddy to ensure a program that
measures the Linux skills needed for the enterprise environment," said
Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

GoDaddy.com approached the Linux Professional Institute earlier this
year and noted that LPI's exam objectives complemented Go Daddy’s skill 
requirements for their in-house staff responsible for Debian and CentOS
webservers.  In addition, the company sought a global standard in Linux
knowledge to use as an ongoing recruitment tool for anticipated needs in 
new IT staff.  Go Daddy has doubled in size in the last four years and 
is always looking to add employees skilled in Linux technologies to
support their growing operations.

"Continuing education is vital to the success of Go Daddy. Technology
changes so quickly, that employees need to have the opportunity to
access the most up-to-date information. LPI's vendor-neutral
certification gives Go Daddy the ability to have employees increase
their personal knowledge while helping the company," said Lane Jarvis,
Vice President - Human Resources of GoDaddy.com.

Jarvis also pointed out that an attractive element in their adoption of
LPI certification was a flexible training program that would enable the
company to develop in-house training aligned with LPI's exam objectives: 
"Working with Gurulabs has provided the necessary courseware and 
expertise for a 'train-the-trainer' program -  enabling Go Daddy to 
develop our own in-house solution for LPI certification training of our 

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 290,000 exams and 95,000
LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry
leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong
professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established
as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the
Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to
demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards
for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. 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.

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