Linux Professional Institute Offers Linux Exams at Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference

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LPI offers Linux Essentials at HECC 2012

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"...We are certain our Linux Essentials program will be a valuable academic resource for teachers who want to prepare their students for a career in Open Source software," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, will offer all LPIC exams and the new Linux Essentials exam at the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference (HECC) November 16, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza, Union Station in Indianapolis, Indiana ( During the HECC State Conference, LPI will also offer its popular full day LPIC-1 Exam Cram workshop on Thursday, November 14 (

"LPI is pleased to be participating in the HECC State Conference, a leading regional event for technology educators and IT resource staff within the school system in Indiana. During the conference we will be promoting our regular LPIC certification program for IT professionals and introducing our Linux Essentials program to local educators. Given the growing widespread adoption of Linux and Open Source, we are certain our Linux Essentials program will be a valuable academic resource for teachers who want to prepare their students for a career in Open Source software,"said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

LPI is offering LPIC exams at a promotional rate of $99 per exam--except for LPI-301 which will be $219. Details about the different exams are available on the LPI certification web page ( In addition, LPI will be offering its Linux Essentials exam at the promotional price of $65. For more information on the Linux Essentials program please see:

Exams will be offered at 1:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Wabash Room (Union Station) on Friday November 16th. LPIC exams take approximately 90 minutes to complete and 60 minutes is allocated for the Linux Essentials exam. To ensure exam availability please register in advance at events(at)lpi(dot)org and indicate preferred exam. To participate in the exam lab you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area:

On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams by cheque, cash or credit card. Payment may also be made in advance via Paypal. Exam candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government issued photo identification to the exam lab.

Prior to the exam labs, exam candidates may prepare for the tests through an LPIC-1 Exam Cram workshop by D.L. Corbet & Associates commencing at 9:30 a.m. in the Union Station-Southern Room. The LPIC-1 Exam Cram workshop assists candidates in preparing for the LPIC-101 and 102 exams. The workshop presenter, Don Corbet, has offered this exam preparation workshop for several years at a variety of Linux conferences and events.

Conference participants are also invited to visit LPI staff at their booth (#168) in the Vendor Exhibit Hall to obtain additional information on Linux and Open Source training and certification.

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 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000 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.

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