[LPI-News] LPI Offers Discounted Certification Exams and Linux Competition at CeBIT 2007

Scott Lamberton scottl at lpi.org
Thu Feb 22 12:58:45 EST 2007

LPI Offers Discounted Certification Exams and
Linux Competition at CeBIT 2007

(Kassel, Germany and Toronto, Canada: February 22, 2007)
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux
certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), will host discounted
certification exams and a competitive Linux computer game at CeBIT 2007 in
Hannover, Germany, March 15-21, 2007.  CeBIT 2007 will also be the first
that the new LPIC-3 certification exams (301 and 302) will be offered
at a conference in Germany.

The computer game tests a person's knowledge of Linux and will be
available at the LPI booth in hall 5, booth G 64/5, in the Linux Park
(http://www.cebit.de/linuxpark_e). Game competitors will be able to win
a number of attractive prizes which have an overall value of
approximately 10.000 EUR. Linux Front GmbH (http://www.linupfront.de), an
LPI Approved Training Material provider is a sponsor and developer of
the game.

Winning competitors in the Linux game will be eligible for the following

First prize: a one-week LPIC-2 training at Heinlein Akademie in Berlin
with accommodation, catering and evening program all inclusive (see

Second prize: an LPIC-1 preparation course with hotel, full board, and
supporting program provided by the Linuxhotel (see

Third prize: two free tickets for the samba eXPerience 2007 conference
(see http://sambaxp.org ) in Göttingen which includes hotel and a
tutorial provided by Sernet.

Forth prize: a Business PC "Hetis 945" with monitor, sponsored by
Thomas-Krenn.AG (see http://www.thomas-krenn.com).

Additional prizes include: LPI exam vouchers provided daily during CeBIT
2007 by Thomson Prometric (see
http://www.prometric.com/LPI/default.htm); Open
Source Press will award daily LPIC-2 reference books (see
Linux New Media AG ( http://www.linuxnewmedia.de ) will award
five annual subscriptions (prize winners will have a choice of
subscriptions to either Linux-Magazin, LinuxUser or EasyLinux).

"With it's independent international certification the Linux Professional
Institute (LPI) provides a challenging standard that IT professionals must
adhere to," said Peer Heinlein. "Heinlein Support promotes LPI because in
professional Linux Support LPI certification is essential for our
consultants--and for safeguarding our clients."

Reinhard Wiesemann, owner of the Linuxhotel, also noted the importance
of the distribution-neutral focus of LPI's certification exams: "If you
seek medical attention from someone who has learnt medicine from a
specific pharmaceutical company you may not get a good doctor.
Similarly, with key IT staff: they much be trained on a wide selection
of Linux distributions. That is why we recommend LPI certification
supported by our training program at Linuxhotel."

LPI will offer discounted certification exams to attendees of CeBIT on
Saturday, March 17th at 10:00, 12:30 and 15:00 in the Convention Center
(CC) in the "München" room. Candidates should arrive 15 minutes before
exam start times. Beside the new LPIC-3 certification exams (301 and 302,
in English) all LPIC-1 (101 and 102) and LPIC-2 (201 und 202) exams will be
offered (in both German and English), both MySQL 5.0 exams
(administrator and
developer) and the Ubuntu Professional Certification (in English only).

CeBIT attendees will pay 60,- EUR for the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams
and 80,- EUR for LPIC-3 exams--a 50% discount off the regular price.
The Ubuntu Professional exam will be available at a discounted fee of
75,- EUR
for UBUNTU community members and 85,- EUR to all other CeBIT participants.
The MySQL exams are offered at a 50% discount to all participants at
85,- EUR. All
candidates can pay for their exams at the exam room by cash.

Due to limited seating at the event candidates for all exams are advised
to pre-register at http://lpievent.lpi-german.de . All LPI and Ubuntu
Professional candidates must pre-register at the LPI website for an LPI
ID number at
http://www.lpi.org/en/lpi/english/certification/register_now. Exam
candidates must bring valid photo identification and their LPI ID number
to the exam lab. Exam candidates for MySQL exams must also obtain a
MySQL certification ID from the MySQL website at
http://www.mysql.com/certification/signup and must also bring valid
photo identification and their MySQL certification ID number to the exam
events. For further information on LPI's exams at CeBIT 2007 please
contact LPI e.V., E-Mail: lpievent at lpi-german.de.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is globally supported by the IT
industry, enterprise and professionals and within government and the
educational community. LPI's certification program is delivered
worldwide in multiple languages at over 7,000 testing locations and is
supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents. Since the
program's inception, LPI has delivered over 135,000+ exams and 40,000+
LPIC certifications around the world.

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About 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 seeks to become recognized as the global
leader in the certification of Linux professionals while advancing 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,
Hewlett-Packard and IDG.

Media contacts:

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
Email: scottl_at_lpi.org
Web: http://www.lpi.org
Telephone: +1-416-666-1574

Klaus Behrla
Director of Communications LPI e.V.
Email: behrla_at_lpi-german.de
Telephone: +49 (0)2156 951680

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