Linux Professional Institute develops Academic Program in Malaysia

Posted by scottl on Feb 14, 2011 8:22 PM EDT
Linux Professional Institute; By Scott Lamberton
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(Sacramento, CA, USA: February 14, 2011) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced a new initiative to promote Linux training within colleges and universities in Malaysia. This initiative by LPI affiliate, LPI-Asia Pacific (LPI-APAC:, will enable post-secondary academic programs in Malaysia to adopt LPI training as part of their regular IT curriculum. LPI-APAC is working with the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia ( in introducing this program to both private and public educational institutions within Malaysia.

"We congratulate our affiliate, LPI-APAC, in developing this novel approach to our regular LPI-Approved Academic Program. In addition, the support from the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education is particularly exciting and demonstrates LPI's longstanding efforts to work cooperatively with government, academia and industry in promoting Linux professionalism," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute.

LPI's training partner program which includes both private training organizations (LPI-ATP) and academia (LPI-AAP) has over 300 members worldwide and delivers Linux education and skills development to prepare students for their LPI certification. For more information on LPI's training partner program please see:

"The Department of Higher Education of Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education has reviewed the training and certification programs offered by the Linux Professional Institute and note it fulfills our present educational objectives. Furthermore, LPI's program has great potential to be of broad benefit to our nation's "Institutions of Higher Learning" particularly around LPI's activities in supporting academic and industry collaboration. We invite post-secondary institutions throughout Malaysia to contact LPI on their program," said Professor Madya Dr. Zarida Hambali, Director of Academic Development Management Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

For more information on LPI's training and certification program for "Institutions of Higher Learning" in Malaysia please contact

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.

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