Linux Professional Announces New Affiliate for Asia Pacific

Posted by scottl on Sep 22, 2010 5:27 AM EDT
Linux Professional Institute; By Scott Lamberton
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(Sacramento, CA, USA: September 21, 2010) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced a new affiliate partner for the Asia Pacific region--LPI-APAC. LPI-APAC will include the following countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. LPI-APAC will be managed by Pacific Advantage International ( industry leader in outsourced business expansion services for technology companies in the Asia Pacific region.

"We look forward to working with Pacific Advantage to expand our network of supporters, training partners, and LPI alumni throughout the Asia Pacific region. Their history of leadership in assisting technology companies to grow these markets is important to LPI as we look to strengthen our service portfolio for Linux Professionals around the world. LPI-APAC is the right choice for new leadership in the region," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. Mr. Lacey added that Pacific Advantage had existing offices and representatives in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, India, Korea, Thailand and Australia which provides LPI-APAC an ideal "on-the-ground" foundation for the development of LPI activities in the region.

"We welcome this partnership from LPI as their global leadership in workplace development of Linux professionals is a delightful addition to our client network of over 120 technology companies in the Asia Pacific region. Our clients and partners recognize the value of LPI certification and we are most pleased to be part of LPI's growth and development in the region," said Wayne Merrick A. Merrick, CEO of Pacific Advantage International.

The new LPI-APAC affiliate will have its basis of operations in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Kuala Lumpur with branch offices throughout the region. LPI alumni, training partners, and other IT industry organizations are invited to contact LPI-APAC via email at:

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 at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 260,000 exams and 87,000 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.

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