Linux Professional Institute Hosts Exam Labs at SUSECon 2012

Posted by scottl on Aug 24, 2012 1:45 AM EDT
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(Sacramento, CA, USA: August 23, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, will offer all of its popular LPIC certification exams at SUSECon, September 18-21, 2012, at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida ( SUSECon is the first annual global conference for SUSE customers, partners and community enthusiasts. LPI will also participate in the openSUSE Summit ( directly following SUSECon.

"LPI has a long history of co-operation and partnership with SUSE and we are pleased to support both SUSECon 2012 and the openSUSE Summits in Florida--both the first of their kind in North America. SUSE has been a frequent supporter of our Linux certification program such that IT professionals who earn our LPIC-1 certification are also eligible for their SUSE Certified Linux Administrator certification," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

LPI is offering the exams at a promotional 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 ( Exam labs will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 21 at SUSECon and at 2 p.m. during the openSUSE Summit. Both exam labs will be in the Grand Sierra Ballroom, Room F of the Caribe Royale Hotel and each LPI exam takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. To ensure exam availability please register in advance at and indicate preferred exam and time slot.

Exam candidates that successfully complete both exams (LPI-101 and LPI-102) of the LPIC-1 certification are automatically eligible to receive their SUSE CLA certification. For details please see:

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 by cheque 15 minutes prior to the exam lab. Otherwise payment can be made in advance via Paypal. Exam candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government issued photo identification to the exam lab.

Michael Miller, vice president of Global Alliances and Marketing for SUSE, noted the upcoming opportunities for Linux professionals in the future and the value of attaining LPI certification: "For people with well-honed Linux skills and up-to-date training, the job market is thriving — and the opportunities put Linux professionals directly in the center of disruptive and exciting innovations that are changing the way we work and live. SUSECon and openSUSE Summit are designed so attendees can get the most value from their experience, which includes improving their careers via the testing made available from the Linux Professional Institute."

Other LPI activities during SUSECon 2012 and openSUSE Summit include the following:

- a presentation on "Catching the Wave of Open Source Careers" by Ross Brunson, LPI's Director of Member Services. This presentation will provide examples from around the world of the growing demand for Linux/OSS professionals, tips for enhancing your career prospects, and a surf board/tool kit that will enable you to ride the "big wave" of Linux/Open Source adoption

- G.Matthew Rice, LPI's Director of Product Development will provide an information session and overview of LPI's certification program

- LPI Exam Cram 101: a half day event designed to help prepare an experienced Linux user to take the LPI-101 exam towards their LPIC-1 certification

- LPI exhibitor and information booth: Booth 105 in Hall D and E, Exhibit Hall, Grand Caribe Convention Center

- an information session and informal discussion during the openSUSE Summit on the importance of community involvement and certification in advancing professional IT careers

For detailed information on LPI's participation at SUSECon 2012 and the openSUSE Summit please 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 at more than 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000 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 and IDG.

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