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From: Scott Lamberton <slamberton-WHMkLBA7RDE <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: [LPI-News] Linux Essentials Program Available Now
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lpi.discuss
Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012 15:34:32 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Linux Essentials Program Available Now

(Sacramento, CA, USA: June 27, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), announced that Linux
Essentials, which introduces
new users and youth to Linux and Open Source Software, is now available
at select LPI affiliate locations and IT events in Europe, Middle East
and Africa. The single Linux Essentials' exam leads to a "Certificate of

"LPI empowers its affiliate partners around the world to develop the
best means of promoting professional careers in Linux and Open Source
Our affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa will be spearheading
our efforts to implement the Linux Essentials program--they have
exceeded all expectations in the timely development of this new exam."
said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.  Mr. Lacey went on
to explain that LPI affiliates will begin to offer Linux Essentials'
exams at paper-based testing (PBT) events this summer and in some
instances will begin to offer the exam through LPI-affiliated
internet-based testing (IBT) locations.

Training services, schools, educational authorities and other
organization interested in offering the Linux Essentials' exam should
contact their local LPI Master Affiliate for further information:

The Linux Essentials program has been under development by LPI for
approximately two years and includes the participation of qualification
authorities, academic partners, private trainers, publishers, government
organizations, volunteer IT professionals and Linux and Open Source
experts. The single Linux Essentials' exam leading to a "Certificate of
Achievement" recognizes knowledge of the following subject matter:

     * The Linux Community and a Career in Open Source
     * Popular Operating Systems and Major Open Source Applications
     * Understanding Open Source Software and Licensing
     * Linux Command Line Basics, Files and Scripts

Other Program elements:

     * regional links to employment and apprenticeship programs
available to youth in Linux and Open Source careers (Fall 2012)
     * support for skills competitions such as Worldskills
International: http://www.worldskills.org/
     * support for teacher collaboration and sharing of learning
exercises for the Linux Essentials' knowledge base
     * commitments from major IT courseware and content publishers on
exam preparatory resources
     * a “low-stakes” exam available online either through LPI or
partner internet-based testing
     * a PDF “Certificate of Achievement”

A full description of Linux Essentials is available at:

The Linux Essentials' exam will be available at the following events
this summer:

* 13th Libre Software Meeting, July 7, Switzerland
* Haxogreen 2012, July 27, Luxembourg (http://haxogreen.lu/)
* Campus Party Berlin, August 21, Germany (http://www.campus-party.eu/2012/)
* FrOSCon, August 27, Germany (http://www.froscon.de/en/home/)

In addition, to traditional PBT events, LPI is also developing two new
methods of internet-based testing (IBT) through accredited testing
locations.  This method of test delivery requires a computer lab,
proctor, and a secure browser.  IBT solutions are being developed with
LPI and long time LPI affiliate L’Agence universitaire de la
Francophonie (AUF: http://www.lpi-francophonie.org/spip.php?article159)
and Yardstick Software Inc. of Edmonton, Canada (http://getyardstick.com/).

Individuals and organizations interested in participating in the Linux
Essentials program may email LPI at:
[email protected]

Relevant links:

* LPI announces Linux Essentials Program:
* Linux Essentials "beta" exams: Call for Volunteers:
* Community Corner: Be a Linux Essentials Hero:
* Linux Essentials Heroes Complete Beta Tests:

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 300,000 exams and 100,000
LPIC certifications around the world.

# # #

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 Contact:

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
[email protected]
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