Linux Professional Institute Hosts First Exam Labs in Poland and Greece

Posted by scottl on Mar 11, 2011 4:42 AM EDT
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(Sacramento, CA, USA: March 10, 2011) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) in Poland and Greece. LPI exams have long been available in these countries through online vendors Prometric and VUE, however this is the first time that local events and affiliate partners have offered public LPI testing events in Poland and Greece.

The exam lab in Warsaw, Poland will be hosted by the 4Developers conference (, the largest programming event in Poland on April 4, 2011. LPI affiliate, LPI-Greece ( will host their exam lab on March 31, 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

"These new events demonstrate the recognition by local organizations and IT professionals to further promote LPI certification as the need for a globally-recognized Linux certification grows in value. The workforce development of Linux professionals is fundamental to the adoption of Linux and Free and Open Source Software and LPI welcomes these new partners to this worldwide effort," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

The examlab at the 4developers conference in Warsaw, Poland will take place at 14:25 on Monday, April 4, Room F406, High School of Managers (Wyzsza Szkola Menadzerska), Kaw?czy?ska 36, 03-772 Warsaw. The following exams will be available at the promotional price of 80 €: LPI-101, 102, 201, 202, 302 and 303. The LPIC-3 exam (LPI-301) will be available at 100 €. Due to the limited amount of seats available for the LPI exams candidates are asked to register in advance at:

For more information on the exam lab at the 4developers conference or to obtain a discount code for 4developers conference admission please contact Elzbieta Godlewska at

The recently translated LPIC-1 exam LPI-101 will be available in Greek (LPI-102 has also being translated) at an exam lab hosted by LPI-Greece ( at the GreekLUG GNU/Linux Laboratory, Papanastasiou 18 str. Thessaloniki, Greece at 19:00 on March 31, 2011. The exam is available at 80 €--however members of the GreekLUG will receive a 50% discount. Payment can be made in cash or by direct deposit/electronic transfer to the GreekLUG account (a receipt of this transaction must be produced at the exam lab). Candidates should register in advance at

GreekLUG also offer exam preparation courses at a total of 100 €.

Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Participants are advised to arrive at the exam lab 15 minutes before the beginning of the exam. Candidates must bring their LPI ID and a government issued photo identification to the exam lab. To participate in the exam labs you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area:

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 280,000 exams and 95,000 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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