Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at Flourish and Southeast LinuxFest

Posted by scottl on Mar 24, 2011 8:39 PM EDT
Linux Professional Institute; By Scott Lamberton
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(Sacramento, CA, USA: March 24, 2011) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) at the Flourish Conference, April 1-3 - Chicago, Illinois ( and the Southeast LinuxFest, June 10-12 - Spartanburg, South Carolina (

Registration for LPI exams at both events is available by emailing LPI at 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:

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:

Flourish 2011 - April 1-3 - Chicago, Illinois

Flourish is a FREE conference hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Association for Computing Machinery (UIC-ACM) and the University of Illinois at Chicago Linux User Group (UIC-LUG). Conference speakers include Italo Vignoli (Founder of the Document Foundation/LibreOffice), Chris Palmer of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Chris McAvoy (VP of Technology at Threadless and founder of the Chicago Python Users Group) and many others. The conference also includes panel discussions, "Lightning Talks", a mini-expo and a Python Sprint. For more information and registration visit

For more information on LPI and BSD exams at Flourish see:

Southeast LinuxFest, June 10-12, Spartanburg, South Carolina

The third annual Southeast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is part educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source Software. LinuxFest is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun! For more information, visit

For more information on LPI exams at Southeast LinuxFest see:

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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