[LPI-News] LPI Offers Certification Exams at São Paulo and Shanghai LinuxWorld Events

Scott Lamberton scottl at lpi.org
Fri May 19 13:58:40 EDT 2006

Linux Professional Institute Offers Certification Exams at São Paulo and
Shanghai LinuxWorld Events

(São Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China: May 19, 2006) – The Linux
Professional Institute (LPI), (http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier
Linux certification organization will provide certification testing on
two continents on May 24-25, 2006 at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
events in Shanghai, China and São Paulo, Brazil.  LPI affiliates in
China and Brazil will be hosting these exam testing events, as well as
exhibition booths and other conference information sessions.

Jim Lacey, President and CEO of LPI, welcomed these initiatives and made
note of LPI's recent global initiative: "These simultaneous high profile
exam labs on opposite sides of the globe are a testament to the
effectiveness of our recent Regional Enablement Initiative: find
effective regional partners, provide them with the right tools, and let
them lead the adoption of Linux certification in their respective

Exams at LinuxWorld Shanghai will be at the Imperial Hall of the
Shanghai Hotel Equatorial on May 24, 2006 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Exam
candidates will be able to take the LPIC 101 exam free of charge (a $150
US value) if they are paid conference delegates.  For those attending
the exhibition only there will be a RMB 750 exam fee.  Representatives
of LPI-China will also host an information booth at the exhibition from
May 23 -25, 2006.  All those interested in learning more about the LPI
certification program are invited to meet with LPI representatives at
Booth #10 of the exhibit area.

Exams at LinuxWorld São Paulo will be offered on May 24, 2006 from 3:00
- 4:30 p.m. and on May 25, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Room locations of the exam labs will be announced at
LinuxWorld--alternatively exam candidates can inquire of LPI
representatives at booth #34 of the Exhibition area as to the room
location.  Both LPIC 101 and 102 exams will be offered to the conference
delegates and to the trade show attendees.  As a special promotion, exam
candidates who wish to take both the 101 and 102 exam will only have to
pay fees for one exam, R$ 170,00.

Exam candidates must pre-register on the LPI website at
https://www.lpi.org/en/register.html or
https://www.lpi.org/pt_br/register.html (Brazilian Portuguese) to
receive a LPI identification number and must bring valid photo
identification and their LPI ID number to the exam events.

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, through the
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. The
organization has delivered over 100,000 LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams and
30,000 certifications, globally, since the program’s inception.

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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, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine,
Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, Hewlett-Packard
and IDG.

Media Contacts:

Candy Yang
Marketing Communications, LPI-China

Jose Carlos Gouveia
Area Operations Manager-Latin America
Linux Professional Institute
Email: gouveia_at_lpi.org
Telephone: +55 11 8133-4177

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