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From: Scott Lamberton <slamberton-WHMkLBA7RDE <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: [NEWS] Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2012
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lpi.discuss
Date: Wednesday 5th September 2012 16:01:39 UTC (over 4 years ago)
LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2012

(Sacramento, CA, USA: September 5, 2012) The Linux Professional
Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), will offer all LPIC
exams at the Ohio LinuxFest
2012 (Columbus, Ohio) on Sunday, September 30, 2012 (OLF:
http://ohiolinux.org/certs). LPI will
also present on the subject of
"Catching the Wave of Open Source Careers" during OLF's Career Track

"Linux and Open Source jobs are rapidly growing around the world.  This
is due to the growing adoption of FOSS worldwide but also to the
human resource and technology needs of Big Data and the Cloud. This is
our seventh year of supporting OLF and we are once again happy to offer
our popular exam labs at this important community event. We will also
report on upcoming initiatives at LPI that will address the expanding
workforce development of Linux and Open Source professionals," 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, for the first
time in North America, 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 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 30th
at a location TBA. To ensure exam availability please register in
advance at [email protected] and indicate preferred
exam(s) and time slot(s).

To participate in the exam labs you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's
registration area: http://www.lpi.org/register

On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams by
cheque 15 minutes prior to the exam lab. Otherwise payment can be made
in advance via Paypal. Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to
complete. Exam candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government
issued photo identification to the exam lab.

In addition, as part of their OLF Institute, the Ohio LinuxFest is proud
to again offer the popular LPIC-1 cram session by D.L. Corbet &
Associates. The LPIC-1 cram session assists candidates in preparing for
the LPIC 101 and 102 exams and is available on Friday, September 28,
2012. Registration for the OLF Institute is available with the OLF
"Professional Package," which costs $350. The "Professional Package"
does not include exam fees. For additional information see:

Ross Brunson, LPI's Director of Member Services will present on the
subject of "Catching the Wave of Open Source Careers".  This
presentation will describe how Linux and other Open Source technologies
have clearly moved beyond the "Early Adopters" to the "Early Majority"
phase, leading to increased demand for IT professionals with these skill
sets. The information session will provide examples from around the
world of the growing demand for Linux/OSS professionals, tips for
enhancing career prospects, and a surf board/tool kit that will enable
IT professionals to ride the "big wave" of Linux/Open Source adoption.
For more information see: http://ohiolinux.org/careertrack

LPI will also host an information booth during OLF and Medina Dupuis,
LPI's Project Manager, will present on the subject of "Bringing
Linux Essentials to the Classroom" at OLF's Open Source Solutions Stage.

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.

Media Contact:

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

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