(Sacramento, CA, USA: August 25, 2011) - The Linux Professional
Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), will offer all LPIC exams at the Ohio LinuxFest
2011 (Columbus, Ohio: http://www.ohiolinux.org/) on Sunday, September
11, 2011. This is the sixth year that LPI has been certification sponsor
for Ohio LinuxFest.
LPI is offering the exams at a discounted rate of $99 per exam--except
for LPI-301 which will be $219. Details about the different exams are
available on the LPI certification web page (http://www.lpi.org/lpic).
Exams will be offered at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Hyatt Hotel (Columbus, Ohio). To ensure exam availability please register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate preferred exam and time slot.
To participate in the exam labs you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's
registration area: http://www.lpi.org/register
On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams by
cheque 15 minutes prior to the exam lab. Otherwise payment can be made
in advance via Paypal. Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to
complete. Candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government issued
photo identification to the exam lab.
In addition, as part of their OLF Institute, the Ohio LinuxFest is proud
to again offer the popular LPIC cram session by D.L. Corbet &
Associates. The LPIC cram session assists candidates in preparing for
the LPIC 101 and 102 exams and is available on Friday, September 9,
2011. Registration for the OLF Institute is available with the OLF
"Professional Package," which costs $350. This includes the day of
classes on Friday, September 9, 2011, admission to the Ohio LinuxFest
main conference on Saturday, September 10, lunch on both days, and an
official conference t-shirt. The "Professional Package" does not include
Other OLF institute courses include "FreeBSD for Linux System
Administrators", "VIM: From Essentials to Mastery", Linux Basics and
half day sessions on Apache, databases, Python and other subjects. For
additional information on the OLF institute course offerings see:
Immediately following the LPIC exam cram session, G.Matthew Rice,
Director of Product Development for LPI will host an item writing
workshop for all interested Linux users. The item writing workshop will
review questions for LPIC exams that have been submitted by volunteers
to LPI. The workshop will focus on what questions are appropriate for
Linux certification exams and how others might be improved for use in exams. LPI
regularly employs such item writing workshops to obtain insight from
Linux professionals on the development of LPI's certification program.
If you are interested in participating and would like additional
information on this workshop please send LPI an email at email@example.com
Jon 'maddog' Hall will be the keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2011. If you
are an existing LPIC holder please feel free to share with "maddog"
stories on how Linux certification has assisted your career as he is
always looking for material for his LPI blog: "Community Corner"
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 290,000 exams and 95,000
LPIC certifications around the world.
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About the Linux Professional Institute:
The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry
leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong
professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established
as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the
Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to
demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards
for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. 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