[LPI-News] LPI at LinuxWorld Johannesburg: Free Certification Exams for Conference Delegates

Arlene MacFarlane arlene at lpi.org
Tue May 17 16:14:15 EDT 2005

LPI at LinuxWorld Johannesburg: Free Certification Exams for Conference 

Toronto, May 17, 2005 – The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), 
(http://www.lpi.org), the premier professional certification program for 
the Linux community, worldwide, announced today that it will offer free 
LPI 101 and 201 certification testing at LinuxWorld Johannesburg, May 17 
- 20, 2005 at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa.

The exams, usually $601 ZAD, will be free for conference delegates. 
Trade show attendees will pay a reduced fee of 240 Rand to write an exam 
during the event. On Tuesday, May 17, Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, 
May 19, exam labs will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All 
candidates must pre-register on the LPI website at 
https://www.lpi.org/en/register.html to receive an identification 
number. Exam candidates should bring valid photo identification and 
their LPI ID number to the exam lab.

Exhibitions for Africa , in cooperation with IDG World Expo, will 
organize and host LinuxWorld in Johannesburg. The conference offers 
educational programming, dynamic keynote sessions, case studies, 
tutorials and hands-on labs. The trade show will feature products and 
live demonstrations.

LinuxWorld has remained the world's leading event series for open source 
professionals since its debut in 1999. At present, thirteen shows are 
held in ten countries (two each year in the US, Japan and China, and one 
each year in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and the 
Netherlands). South Africa will become the eleventh country to host the 
exhibition and conference.

“LPI's sponsorship of LinuxWorld Johannesburg is a further indication of 
our commitment to the Linux and the Open Source community. Together we 
are working to promote Linux, Open Source Software and the importance of 
recognized professional standards and distribution-neutral certification 
of Linux professionals,” said Evan Leibovitch, President, LPI, adding, 
“LinuxWorld exam labs provide an excellent opportunity for those who 
want to begin the certification process and they demonstrate LPI's 
commitment to the Linux community to provide accessible, high-quality 

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized, 
vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting the 
professional use of Linux, Open Source and free software, and actively 
promoting distribution-neutral certification of Linux professionals. 
Established as a non-profit organization in 1999, LPI is community based 
and supported.

LPI’s certification program is delivered worldwide in seven languages. 
It has delivered over 75,000 Level One and Level Two certification 
exams, globally, since the program’s inception.

LPI supports affiliates on five continents, including Brazil, Bulgaria, 
Jamaica, United States, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia, China, 
France, the UK and South Africa.

For additional information, contact: The Linux Professional Institute 
(LPI) (http://www.lpi.org) or LinuxWorld Johannesburg 

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About Linux Professional Institute:
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional 
certification for the Linux operating system, independent of software 
vendors or training providers. Established as an international 
non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops 
accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have 
earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators. LPI's 
activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout 
the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active 
public involvement through mailing lists and its website at www.lpi.org. 
LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally through 
Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers. LPI's major financial 
sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM (NYSE:IBM), Bradford Learning, Linux 
Journal, Linux Magazine, Maxspeed, Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL), SGI 
(NYSE:SGI), and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, Hewlett-Packard 
(NYSE:HWP) and Wave Technologies. Contact: Arlene MacFarlane, Media 
Relations Officer, LPI, arlene at lpi.org

About Exhibitions for Africa:
Exhibitions for Africa (EFA) is a leading organizer of 
business-to-business exhibitions in South Africa and offers a full range 
of services required to launch, organize and manage these events. With a 
portfolio of over 20 shows, EFA is committed to a mission of “delivering 
business contacts that create value for corporate customers”. Contact: 
Aldean Prior, Exhibitions For Africa, (011) 886-3734, 
aldeanp at exhibitafrica.co.za

About IDG:
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, 
research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes 
more than 300 magazines and newspapers including /Bio-IT World, CIO, 
CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World/. 
The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web 
sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading 
producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including 
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and 
IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through 
offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at 
http://www*.*idg.com.Contact: * * Mike Sponseller, IDG World Expo, 
+1.508.424.4837 mike_sponseller at idg.com

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