|| ||Scott Lamberton <scottl-AT-lpi.org>|
|| ||[LPI] LPI Offers Certification Exams at LinuxWorld Mexico|
|| ||Wed, 01 Feb 2006 15:03:29 -0500|
Linux Professional Institute Offers Certification Exams at LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo--Mexico
(Toronto, Ontario, February 1, 2006) The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), (http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier Linux certification
organization will provide certification testing to registered conference
delegates during LinuxWorld Conference & Expo - Mexico City, Mexico
February 14 - 17, 2006. Conference delegates will receive their
certification testing as part of their conference fee (a $1,050 MXN
value) while those attending the trade show will be offered a 50%
discount ($525 MXN) to take the exams.
"This is the first time LPI has attended a Linux conference in Mexico
and we are delighted to be participating. We have noted a growing
interest in Linux certification in Mexico and since over 23,000 people
attended a similar event last year we expect this to be an excellent
venue in which to promote Linux professionalism," said José Carlos
Gouveia, Area Operations Manager of Latin America for LPI. José Carlos
also noted that, that given LPI's appreciation of this important event,
he had also been assisting conference organizers in identifying
potential speakers and presenters.
LPI exams will be offered on Wednesday February 15 and Thursday February
16, 2006 in the Palacio de la Canal 3, Centro Banamex, Mexico City at
2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Both LPIC-1 exams will be offered in Spanish and
English so that candidates will have the opportunity of earning their
first LPI Professional certification. LPI will also host an information
booth in the exhibition area during the conference. Conference
delegates and trade show attendees are invited to meet with LPI
representatives at Booth # 2918.
Exam candidates must pre-register on the LPI website at
https://www.lpi.org/en/register.html) to receive a LPI identification
number and must bring valid photo identification and their LPI ID number
to the exam events.
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of open source
professionals in Mexico and provides exceptional educational and
networking opportunities for those involved in the open source market
and who must rely upon the latest tools and technologies.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized,
vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting the
professional use of Linux, Open Source and Free Software, through the
certification of Linux professionals. Established as a non-profit
organization in 1999, LPI is community based and supported. LPIs
certification program is delivered worldwide in seven languages. The
organization has delivered over 100,000 Level One and Level Two
certification exams, globally, since the programs inception.
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About Linux Professional Institute:
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional
certification for the Linux operating system, independent of software
vendors or training providers. Established as an international
non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops
accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have
earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators. LPI's
activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout
the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active
public involvement through mailing lists and its website at www.lpi.org.
LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally through
Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers. LPI's major financial
sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine,
Maxspeed, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors,
Hewlett-Packard and IDG.
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