(Sacramento, CA, USA: January 27, 2011) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) at SCALE 9x (Los Angeles, California: February 27, 2011) and Indiana Linux Fest (Indianapolis, Indiana: March 27, 2011).
Registration for LPI exams at SCALE 9x (http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/) and Indiana Linux Fest (http://www.indianalinux.org/) is available by emailing LPI at events_at_lpi.org.
Please indicate preferred exam(s) and time slot(s) when registering for exam events. To participate in the exam labs you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area: https://www.lpi.org/caf/Xamman/register
On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams onsite 15 minutes prior to the exam lab by cheque. Exams may also be paid for in advance by PayPal or credit card with LPI. Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.
In addition, along with their exam payment, candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government issued photo identification to the exam lab.
All three levels of LPI certification (LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3) will be offered at these events. The promotional price for all exams will be $99 US (regularly $173), except for LPI-301 (the LPIC-3 certification exam) which will be $219 US (regularly $260).
LPI exams will be proctored by Dru Lavigne of The BSD Certification Group. Ms.Lavigne will be offering BSD Certification exams at these events. For more information on their program please visit their website at: http://www.bsdcertification.org/
SCALE 9x: Southern California Linux Expo
This is the 9th consecutive year of the Southern California Linux Expo and will be held on February 25 - 27, 2011 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Blvd., Lost Angeles, California. Location and times of LPI exam labs T.B.A.
The event features over 80 exhibitors, 60 speakers and six special events including Open Source Software In Education, FOSS Mentoring, DevOps Day Los Angeles, Los Angeles PostgreSQL Day, SCALE University and Fedora Activity Day. Registration for the event is available at: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/reg7/
Indiana Linux Fest: March 25-27, 2011
This is the inaugural Indiana Linux Fest and is organized by The Indiana F/oss Society. LPI exam labs will held on March 27 at 11:00 a.m. and 13:00 p.m. at the Wyndam Indianapolis West Hotel (room # T.B.A.).
Conference keynotes include Tarus Balog of OpenNMS.org and Bradley M. Kuhn, Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy. Registration for the conference is free and is available at: http://www.indianalinux.org/cms/catalog/3
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 270,000 exams and 90,000 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.