Linux Professional Institute Expands Training Partner Program to Include 44 nations

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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.

"...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 th

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: first LPI-AAP in Senegal
  • Nouvelle Universite' Bulgare: first LPI-AAP in Bulgaria
  • Association DNT: first LPI-AAP in Moldova
  • General Computech: first LPI-ATP in Mali
  • CNTG (Centro de Novas Tecnoloxias de Galicia) and IES D'RAN: first LPI-AAPs in Spain
  • University of Lancaster, ICT Focus: first LPI-AAP in the UK
  • Howe Systems: first LPI-ATP in Ireland
  • Liga Distribution ApS is LPI's first training partner in Denmark
  • Linagora of Belgium, Brussels is the first LPI-ATP in that country
  • VVR Tecnologia em Software 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 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.

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.

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