|| ||Wilma Silbermann <wilma-AT-lpi.org>|
|| ||LPI News-letter January 2004|
|| ||Thu, 05 Feb 2004 21:50:42 -0500|
The Linux Professional Institute newsletter is an informal way of
informing you of what is going on at LPI and if anyone has any
comments, thoughts or ideas on what we should be adding to the news
letter - please let me know.
This month the items on the News-letter are;
1. Evan Leibovitch's article about the United Nations conference
'WSIS' (World Summit on the Information Society).
2. LPI starts to look at Level 3 tasks.
3. Translating the exams.
4. Linux World - New York
5. Brussels Open Source Event
6. Linux Documentation Project
7. Some interesting articles
8. More Website Translations; Hindi and Romanian
9 Registering for an Exam
10. An open letter from LPI-USA
WSIS in Geneva.
LPI attended the World Summit on the Information Society in
Geneva last December. Evan Leibovitch, president of LPI, wrote a
brief synopsis of the event as he saw it;
Building Level 3 and updating Level 2.
LPI appreciates the support they have received from the Linux Community.
We now need your help again to build the Level 3 exams and the Level 2
We're working really hard to put together a system to enable community
development on a wide, ongoing scale. The first step of this has been
opening up our Job Task Analysis collection system. We're now accepting
new tasks for TWO Level 3 exam candidate subjects, Security and Samba.
We're also looking for any new tasks or items for Level 2.
Please stop in and submit your ideas and comments.
The LPI exams are being translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese,
Chinese and German.
We are delighted to be able to let you know that the process is being
put in place to ensure quality translations of the LPI exams. We
hope to have this rolled out in the next few months.
We will post more details on this exciting project as it nears
Linux World - New York
LPI once again attended Linux World in New York as the certification
We had a very popular exam lab where 200 candidates took the exams.
Our booth was very successful, and many interested attendees learned
We were ably assisted by some wonderful volunteers who took time out
to lend a hand.
Our thanks to;
Faber Fedor, Jason Lim, Duffy Fron, James Stanger and the LPI-US guys
who came from Mississippi to help out; Wesley, Matthew, Jake and John.
Thanks very much for all your help, we couldn't have managed without
Glenn McKnight, our director of program development, will attend the
FOSDEM conference in Brussels on February 21 and 22.
This conference is the third Free and Open source Software Developers'
European Meeting which is organized by volunteers to promote the
widespread use of Free and Open Source software in Europe.
Glenn will be offering exam 101 in an exam lab during his trip to
if you are interested in taking the LPI exam, please contact him for
further details; email@example.com
The exam lab will be held here;
Campus of Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Sat Feb. 21, 2004
Cost per exam will be 20 Euros.
The Linux Documentation Project (LDP)works on developing good,
reliable documentation for the Linux operating system.
LPI created a document for use by the community to provide useful
information on how to generate positive public relations and news
media coverage for Linux. This guide has been accepted by the LDP
and we are proud to announce our contribution to the community.
Some interesting articles;
Evan's comments on the Mydoom Virus plaguing the internet.
A piece about a training camp leading to LPI certification.
The development of the translated website has been a tremendous
success. We have many translations of the site, and we are now
announcing our newest languages; Romanian and Hindi.
If anyone would like to help in these translations (or any others on
the site), please contact us or go to this site and sign up;
Registering for an exam......
Please note that you must register at the LPI website for an LPI ID
number and create a members account before you register for your exam
at Vue or Prometric.
Please go to this site to register;
Ensure you have your LPI ID number when you go to take your LPI exam.
An open letter from the LPI-USA affiliate;
LPI-US is launching several new initiatives to boost the visibility of
the LPI Certification program within the US marketplace. Our goal is to
substantially increase the number of LPI exams taken and certifications
awarded, and to develop a network of approved Training Partners and LPI
Linux User Groups (LPI-LUGs) affiliated with LPI and LPI-US.
The first initiative is to establish a network of LUGs that affiliate
with LPI-US. To accomplish this task, we have developed the LPI-LUG web
site - http://www.LPI-LUG.org
LPI-LUG.org is designed to serve as a forum and informational center
that provides news, updated LPI and LUG information and interactive
job placement opportunities to participating LUG's around the
LPI-US is also signing up new LPI Approved Training Partners (LATPs)
throughout the US. By increasing the number of LATPs, LPI-US will help
to increase the number of LPI training classes being offered and grow
the number of exams proctored.
Our third initiative for this new year is to market the LPI
Certification program to colleges and universities around the country.
At the University of Southern Mississippi the Computer Science
department is offering an Advanced Linux class, which is being based
around the Level I LPIC objectives. Students are encouraged to use the
material and class as training for the LPI 101 and 102 exams. The
training material and structure of this class will be used as a template
for other secondary education institutions to begin integrating the LPIC
program into their computer and technology based curricula.
We look forward to the 2004 year as the new LPI-US Affiliate, and will
work with LPI, Inc. and all the other Affiliates to nurture and grow the
LPIC program in the United States to new heights and numbers this year.
If you would like to help and create a strong affiliate in the US
Open Source Software Institute
If you have any comments or thoughts on the above items, please let
Thanks for your support.
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