LPI promotes Linux certification within Spanish public schools

Posted by scottl on Mar 12, 2010 2:38 AM EDT
Linux Professional Institute; By Scott Lamberton
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The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that its affiliate organization LPI-Spain ) had partnered with Proyecto Universidad Empresa (PUE) to promote LPI certification and training within Spain's public schools. PUE is Spain's leading agency in the development of IT training and certification and provides academic programs for such major IT organizations as Microsoft, Cisco and Sun.

"LPI endeavors to work with academic organizations and government agencies around the world to promote the adoption of Linux and Open Source. In particular we seek out the co-operation of such agencies as PUE which are actively developing IT curriculum within their country in response to wider government educational and employment policies. As Linux and Open Source technology adoption grows, the need for highly valued and recognized professional Linux certifications like LPI expands as well. We are pleased to work with the wider public sector to provide proven, respected Linux training and certification," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

Under this initiative with PUE, LPI-Spain will promote the LPI Approved Academic Partnership (LPI-AAP) program with public sector education programs in Spain to ensure high quality Linux training and certification. This will also include the provision of discounted LPI exam labs throughout the country at public academic institutions.

"Within our existing IT programs we have for some time lacked adequate representation for Linux, Open Source and Free Software training and certification. We are very pleased to work with LPI in this regard to ensure our public academic institutions have the highest quality in Linux training and certification," said Orlando Domínguez, Director General, PUE. For more information on PUE's program with LPI please see: [HYPERLINK@www.pue.es]

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 in more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 230,000 exams and 75,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. 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.

About Proyecto Universidad Empresa (PUE)

PUE has worked since since its foundation in 1998 on spreading official IT training and certification programs with all organizations involved in the progress and development of Spain. PUE promotes employment opportunities and workforce development with IT organizations such as LPI, Microsoft, Cisco, HP, IBM, and Oracle through their education and certification programs and is both a Prometric and VUE Select Authorized Testing Center.

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