[LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute Announces Academic Training Partners in Malaysia

Scott Lamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Tue Oct 11 11:38:10 EDT 2011

LPI Announces Academic Training Partners in Malaysia

(Sacramento, CA, USA: October 11, 2011) The Linux Professional Institute 
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), and its affiliate, LPI-Asia Pacific
(http://www.lpi-apac.org/) announced new LPI-Approved Academic Partners
in Malaysia: Faculty of Information Technology, Multimedia University
(MMU) and the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains
Malaysia  (USM).

"Malaysia has long been a leader in the adoption of Open Source
technology within their public sector and LPI is pleased to be part of
that effort.  In particular, these two new LPI training partners from
Malaysia's leading academic institutions is indicative of the efforts of 
our affiliate in the region, LPI-APAC, to reach out to that country's IT 
training organizations," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.  Mr. 
Lacey pointed out that LPI first announced a partnership program for 
Malaysia's IT training organizations in February (see:

Ibrahim Yusof of the MMU noted that Faculty of Information Technology
chose to align with the LPI certification program so as to ensure that
their students had the highest level of technical skills possible:
"Linux is an important tool for every IT or Engineering graduate. Linux
is popular in Malaysia, especially with developers and system
administrators. Therefore, if you are LPI certified as Linux-proficient, 
your career choices are that much wider."

MMU is Malaysia’s first private university and since 1997 has produced
over 26,000 graduates. MMU is focused in the fields of Engineering,
Information Technology, Business and Management, Creative Multimedia,
Accounting, Law, Medical IT and Bio-Informatics. The Faculty of
Information Technology (FIST) at Melaka (http://fist.mmu.edu.my) and the 
Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) at Cyberjaya
(http://fit.mmu.edu.my) will be providing Linux training courses towards 
the LPI certification program.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) through the Advanced Medical and
Dental Institute (AMDI: http://www.amdi.usm.edu.my/) also offers 
training programs towards all three levels of LPI certification (LPIC-1, 
LPIC-2 and LPIC-3).  USM was established in 1969 and has offered courses 
at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 20,000 
students.  Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, the 
Vice-Chancellor of USM noted the growing importance of Open Source 
Software in Malaysia as one of the reasons that the USM adopted an LPI 
training program: "“Open source means that anyone can and has the right 
to obtain access to the technology. It is not commodity-based and is not 
just accessible to those who can afford it.  This means that we can 
share any technologies that have been developed for the people and 
everyone has the same rights to use the technology."

Other LPI training partners in Malaysia include LPI Approved Training
Parter (LPI-ATP) CBT-TECHNOLOGY.COM (http://www.cbt-technology.com/) and 
LPI-ATP Asia Talk (http://www.asiatalk.com.my/).

For more information on LPI's training partner program please see:

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.

Media Contacts:

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

Ibrahim Yusof
Linux Academy, Faculty of Information Science and Technology
Multi-Media University
Telephone: +606-252 3422
Email: ibrahim.yusof at mmu.edu.my

Adnan bin Hamid
Bio-ICT Manager
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Email: adnanh at amdi.usm.edu.my
Telephone: 604-5622241
Mobile: 6012-4560356

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

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