[LPI-News] LPI Expands Training Partner Program to include 44 nations

slamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Thu Dec 10 12:21:04 EST 2009


LPI Expands Training Partner Program to include 44 nations

(Sacramento, USA: December 10, 2009) The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), announced that it had expanded its training
partner program to include 44 nations--up from 33 a year ago.  In
addition the organization has increased the number of LPI-Approved
Training Partners (LPI-ATP) and LPI-Approved Academic Partners (LPI-AAP)
to a total of 242 partners -- up 10% from this time last year.

Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI credited the continuing growth to
the increased participation of post-secondary institutions in LPI's
training program: "In the last year we have made substantial efforts to
reach out to the academic community and describe to them the benefits of
our training program. Many have participated in LPI in the past by
providing insight and input into our exam development process.  However,
the academic community's renewed and increased participation at LPI
demonstrates that our vendor-neutral Linux certifications add to their
educational programs while providing additional benefits to their
students who will be pursuing IT careers in the future."

Notable milestones in LPI's training partner program in 2009 include the
following:

* Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (http://www.esp.sn): first LPI-AAP in
Senegal
Nouvelle Universite' Bulgare (http://www.nbu.bg/index.php?l=322&lang=1):
first LPI-AAP in Bulgaria
* Association DNT (http://www.netacad.dnt.md/en.html): first LPI-AAP in
Moldova
* General Computech (http://www.general-computech.com): first LPI-ATP in
Mali
* CNTG (Centro de Novas Tecnoloxias de Galicia:
http://cntg.xunta.es/web/cnt/home) and IES D'RAN
(http://www.iesaran.com/): first LPI-AAPs in Spain
* University of Lancaster, ICT Focus (www.lancaster.ac.uk/ictfocus):
first LPI-AAP in the UK
* Howe Systems (http://www.howesystems.com/): first LPI-ATP in Ireland
* Liga Distribution ApS	(www.liga.dk) is LPI's first training partner in
Denmark
* Linagora (www.linagora.com/LINAGORA-Belgium) of Belgium, Brussels is
the first LPI-ATP in that country
* VVR Tecnologia em Software (www.linuxnewmedia.com.br) of Sao Paulo,
Brazil, a new training partner, has also published recent LPI books for
Linux Magazine Brazil for both LPIC-1 and LPIC-2
* a long time developer of LPI courseware materials, Guru Labs
(www.gurulabs.com) has become an LPI-ATP and is now hosting several exam
labs for local LPI candidates in Utah, USA.

For more information on the benefits of becoming an LPI training partner
please contact your local LPI Master Affiliate or Area Operations
Manager: http://www.lpi.org/affiliates

Additional information on the LPI's training partner program can be
found at: http://www.lpi.org/training

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 over 230,000 exams and 75,000
LPIC certifications around the world.

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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 September 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.

Media contact:

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
http://www.lpi.org
slamberton at lpi.org
+1-905-269-0862



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