|| ||Wilma Silbermann <wilma-AT-lpi.org>|
|| ||LPI-News April 2004|
|| ||Wed, 19 May 2004 09:17:50 -0400|
Welcome to the Newsletter for April 2004.
Here are some of the things happening at the Linux Professional Institute;
1; Level 1 Exams now available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
2; Continuing to look for input for the LPI exams from the Linux Community.
2a; An Item Writing Workshop in St Louis, Mo. USA
3; New Resources for Training
4; Affiliate updates from Jamaica China and the US.
5; Where LPI will be in the next few weeks;
Plans for attending Cebit-America in New York and OSCON in Portland,
5a; Where we've been in the last few weeks..
Real World Linux in Toronto, Ludex in London and the Desktop Linux
Summit in San Diego.
6; Exam Lab in St Louis, USA
1; Exam Translations Completed
LPI is proud to announce the Level 1 exams are now published in French,
Spanish Portuguese, Chinese and German
LPI is offering the French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and
exams at a 25% off discount through Prometric until July 31st, 2004.
Please use the code "25beta" when registering at www.prometric.com for
In the translated exams, you will be able to access the English versions
of the questions.
When you take the exam, please include any feedback that will improve
These exams are valid for certification.
Once again, we would like to thank the volunteers who helped translate
Dimitrios Bogiatzoules from Germany - Marcel Henselin from Germany
Enrique Verdes from Uruguay -Alvaro Aguilera from Uruguay Bruno Gomes
Fernando Lauzon from Brazil Yann Forget from France - Laurent Crosnier
Nicolas Ouedraogo from Switzerland
Chouanyi Dou from China - Ms Li from China
Please help us develop the LPI exams by going to the LPI website and
logging on to the link here; https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/index.html
We encourage everyone to participate and add items and jobs tasks for
all exam levels;
The Linux Professional Institute was created by the Linux Community
and we encourage you to continue to do so.
Our Director of Exam Development, Kara Pritchard, is putting together
an item writing workshop and is also looking for assistance, please read
through her open letter, and if you can help, please let us know.
' Looking for Input' - from Kara Pritchard, Director of Exam Development.
I am announcing an invitation to participate in a 3 day item-writing
for our current Level 1 Objectives, June 16, 17, and 18, 2004.
Item writers should have a minimum of 4 years Linux experience.
Technical writing and/or exam development experience preferred, but not
You should complete your Level 1 exams (if you wish to do so) prior to
participating in this event. Participants will not be eligible to sit
for LPI exams until
the next major exam release (or 12months, whichever comes first).
This is a compensated event. You will need to make arrangements to
arrive in St Louis, Illinois
no later than June 15, and return no earlier than June 19 to allow for
three full work days.
Please contact me directly if you are interested in participating in
Resumes will be reviewed and participants will be selected by May 22, 2004.
Six participants will be selected for the LPI paid positions.
Sponsored or company paid participants are also welcome.
Kara Pritchard Phone: 618-398-7360
Director of Exam Development http://www.lpi.org/"
3; New Resources for Preparation for the LPI Exams.....
From Peer Heinlein, a technical author from Germany we have received
information on the publication of a book in German.
LPIC-1 Vorbereitung auf die Prüfung des Linux Professional Institute
For details (description, TOC, sample chapter), click here:
At present the book is available in German only.
From Bradford Learning, we have a new e-learning resource;
Here are Bradford's details for your information;
Online LPI Courses
LPI 101, 102 and 201 Classes are Available through Insider
Classes include Bradford Learning LPI Courseware, headset, Top instructors
All courses are taught in 2 hour LIVE sessions/2X per week so no time
off work is necessary.
These courses include:
16 Hours of Live InstructionAccess to all individual, indexed, and
interactive replays- 24/7
Access to 14 hours of self paced simulations and interactives-24/7Access
to 6 hours of Live Labs
Over 200+ Practice test questions E-mail mentoring with the
instructorClass Discussion Boards.
Discounted pricing is available to the Linux community by contacting;
One of our LPI volunteers has prepared a listing to help candidates
train for the LPI-101.
He plans to create the same for LPI-102.
Please see the attachment here;
Thank-you, Trevor Roskewich for your hard work on this.
Trevor is a 'Support Lead' at Novell
We really appreciate all our volunteers for their input into this kind
This shows true community spirit.
Please note LPI takes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any
of the resources provided - LPI is a neutral certification body.
_LPI-Jamaica_ is our newest affiliate, under the leadership of Donavon
If anyone is interested in helping Donavon to create a strong LPI in
the "Caribbean' please contact him at; Caribbean Linux Open Source
Mr Dou of _LPI-China_ sent a report on what has happened in April at
"Mr Leibovitch of LPI had a short visit to LPI China -Beijing.
Mr Leibovitch introduced the new developments in LPI certifications and had
meetings with representatives from well-known international and national
In the visit Evan had a meeting with Mr Wang Song from HP Shanghai in
of CESI. As an LPI sponsor - HP China is planning to adapt LPI
Linux OS administrative training.
Mr Leibovitch, with Ms Li Yunqin, manager of LPI China, visited
Red Flag Software Co. Ltd, which is a well-known Linux national vender
Co-operation between LPI and Red Flag is investigated.
Two parties agree to have more communications in the future.
During the MOE-IBM conference in XIAN Jiaotong University Mr Leibovitch
had an informal meeting with the teachers and students from the Software
He provided a detailed instruction of LPIC, and answered questions
raised from the attendees."
Wesley Duffee-Braun is the contact for LPI in the US and he is looking for
assistance to grow LPI in the US. Please contact him here;
Wesley will be available to discuss his plans at Cebit-America -
please come to the LPI booth #3819 at Cebit-America .
See paragraph 5 below.
You can see a listing of the official affiliates that have been created
LPI will attend Cebit-America (Booth 3819) on May 25, 26 and 27th and
an exam lab at 10AM and 2PM each day.
We will be offering exam 101 and 201 at $25,00 per exam. (Room 2DL04)
Please ensure you bring your LPI ID and some photo ID to the exam.
You can register here for an LPI ID number;
LPI will also be at OSCON in Portland Oregon on July.
Arrangements for an exam lab are being finalized and we will
post details to the LPI website very soon.
LPI was at Real World Linux in Toronto Canada in April and also at
the Linux Desktop Conference in SanDiego USA and at the Linux User
and Developer Expo in London England.
At each conference we hosted exam labs and met interested candidates.
We thank the organizers of each event for their support, and encouragement.
6; Exam Lab in St Louis USA
Location: Four Points Convention Center (pending)
Fairview Heights, IL (IL-64, exit 12)
Time: LPI 101 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LPI 102 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Price: Each exam will cost $25 (regularly $100ea).
Must be paid on-site in cash.
You must have an LPI ID prior to taking your exams.
This ID registration is free. Please bring the LPI ID
and some photo ID to the testing event.
You can obtain your ID by registering at
Please let us know if you would like to participate;
And finally.....an article on LPI training at a boot-camp
site in the US.
Thanks for all your support.
Please let me know if you see any errors, or omissions.
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