LPI delivers its 10,000th certification

Posted by dave on Jan 23, 2004 11:22 AM EDT
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LPI Reaches Significant Milestone in Just Four Years

NEW YORK, January 22, 2004 -- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), (www.lpi.org), the premier professional certification program for the Linux community worldwide, has announced at LinuxWorld Expo & Conference in New York, that it has reached a significant milestone in the certification industry by delivering its 10,000th certificate to Herr Dirk Ebner, of Efringen-Kirchen, Germany.

"Being able to accomplish this within our first four years of testing is a major industry landmark because it now means there is a considerable worldwide certified body of Linux professionals to support integration of a Linux platform within an enterprise environment," says LPI president Evan Leibovitch. "It demonstrates that LPI has increased its industry reputation as the leader in providing standardized, vendor-independent Linux certification worldwide."

LPI started in 1999 as a grassroots organization aimed at removing obstacles to Open Source adoption and increasing the skill level of its community. LPI has since delivered 40,000 exams in almost every country and has gained the support of vendors, trainers, employers and governments.

"Our success is turning the world of IT certification on its ear, just as Linux itself has disrupted the conventional software world," adds Leibovitch. "The industry and the Linux community are now recognizing that our quality and validated, psychometric standards have become the benchmark and certification of choice for many IT professionals as well as the organizations that hire them."

"I am thrilled to be the 10,000th Linux professional to earn my LPIC certification," says Dirk Ebner, System Engineer, LC openX AG -- a Switzerland-based, leading service provider for complete IT solutions on the Linux platform. "I have found the LPI program goes far beyond other certifications and provides a clear way for me test my knowledge of Linux and open source. I look forward to taking my LPI certification to the next level to demonstrate my professionalism."

LPI now supports affiliate networks on all five continents worldwide including Brazil, Bulgaria, the Caribbean, Middle-East, United States, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia and China, with additional affiliates being developed in Africa.


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 (NYSE:IBM), Linuxcare, Maxspeed, SGI (NYSE:SGI), SuSE Linux AG and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP) and Wave Technologies.

About LC openX AG LC openX is one of the leading service providers for complete IT solutions on the Linux platform. Based on Linux LC openX, the company offers professional and efficient services in consulting, system engineering, integration and infrastructure services, whereas its customers take advantage of its deep know-how in the areas of high availability, security, backup/restore, system and change management. Strategic partnerships to market leaders enable LC openX to offer high quality, innovative IT solutions that ensure comprehensive support within all company wide areas of IT. Visit www.openx.ch

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