(Sacramento, USA: December 18, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced that in 2012 they grew their training partner program to include 322 participating organizations (up more than 5% from just over 300 partners in 2011). Most significant was that LPI added seven new training organizations in North America in 2012. LPI has training partners in over 50 countries around the world.
"LPI has experienced ongoing expansion of our training partner program this year. We are particularly pleased with the addition of new partners in North America. LPI's programs have always had representation within large IT enterprises in North America, but this year we added a number of training partners that serve the SMB and academic markets in the region," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. Mr. Lacey credited the regional growth of training partners in North America to the increased demand for IT professionals skilled in Linux and Open Source software.
Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology recently joined Linux Professional Institute’s (LPI) training partner program as an LPI Approved Academic Partner (LPI-AAP: http://www.lpi.org/training-partnerships). The information technology program at Georgia Southern provides specializations in information management, networking and data center management, as well as web and multimedia. The University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology both on campus and fully online and a Master of Science degree in Applied Engineering with an IT concentration. The computer science and information technology degree programs at Georgia Southern are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. For further information, visit: http://ceit.georgiasouthern.edu/it
Dr. Christopher Kadlec, Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Georgia Southern University, noted the value of LPI certification in preparing his students for their IT careers: "Students majoring in Information Technology here at Georgia Southern University specialize in Network and Datacenter Administration, Information Management, or Web and Multimedia Foundations. All of these areas can trace their roots to Linux or Unix. Pursuing LPI certification is a great opportunity for our students to strengthen their academic knowledge and career-readiness."
Other new LPI training partners from North America in 2012 include the following:
* FORTIS College, Centerville, Ohio (LPI-AAP): FORTIS College provides a variety of Information Technology programs both online and at local colleges within 15 states. FORTIS College Centerville, located near Wright-Patterson AFB, offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Cyber Security and Forensics in a hands-on, certification-based curriculum. In addition to Linux+ Powered by LPI, students have the opportunity to earn CompTIA, Microsoft and EC-Council certifications, and must earn two certifications as a graduation requirement.
To complement its degree program, FORTIS College Centerville offers weekend certification prep courses, including Linux Essentials. These instructor-led courses allow IT professional to brush up on certification material without interfering with the traditional work week. For more information please see: http://www.fortis.edu/continue-education/comptia-authorized-...
* Funutation Tekademy, Cleveland, Ohio (LPI-ATP): Funutation Tekademy LLC was founded by Ted Jordan, an IT consultant and worldwide computer trainer. The curriculum team consists of graduates from top-tier four-year institutions such as the University of California at Berkeley, John Carroll University, Pennsylvania State University, and the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Programs for youth are Funutation's speciality: from teaching kids to write computer games or building battle robots. Funutation is excited to add LPI's Linux Essentials program as part of its curriculum. "When kids work with Linux as a middle or high schooler, the workplace of the future is better for knowing that these students will not be tied down with closed-source solutions", said Ted Jordan, President of Funutation Tekademy LLC. For more information see: http://www.funutation.com/
* Ohlone College, Fremont, California (LPI-AAP): Ohlone's Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree and Certificates prepare students for employment in the field of computers, networking, and emerging fields in technology as a computer programmer, database administrator, systems administrator, support specialist, network technician, computer engineer, web developer, or related positions. Students may also prepare for a variety of professional IT certifications including CISCO, Microsoft, Oracle, VMWare, Citrix, and LPI certifications. For more information see Ohlone College's Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology (CNET) Department: http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/cnet or contact CS Professor Richard Grotegut at firstname.lastname@example.org
* One Course Source, San Diego, California (LPI-ATP): Drawing on years of courseware design, One Course Source (OCS) has developed and distributed courseware to training sites and classrooms with a major focus on Open Source technologies, including Linux, UNIX, Perl, Python, Shell Scripting and Tcl/TK. After years of successful courseware development, One Course Source branched out to provide other products and services related to training, including IT consulting. OCS's courseware development experience has led to the creation of a new series of classes designed to assist students in obtaining their LPI certification.
Having provided highly successful instructor-led classroom-based training world-side, OCS is expanding its offerings in 2013 to online classes. These online classes are led by highly trained instructors and provide students with a more flexible means to learning. Online classes will include LPI certification training. For more information please see: http://www.OneCourseSource.com/
* Security University, Herndon, Virginia (LPI-ATP): Powered by Linux + and CompTIA's Security+ Certification, Security University's Q/ISP® Qualified/ Information Security Professional C3 CyberSecurity Certificate Program - Q/EH®, Q/SA®-Q/PTL®, Q/FE®, Q/ND® provides the only means of identifying and certifying "qualified persons" who subscribe to a rigorous requirement for maintaining their knowledge and proficiency with validated security skills and hands-on practical security experience. Since 1999: WORLD CLASS CyberSecurity Graduate or Master Certificate/ Q/ISP - CyberSecurity, ACCET Accredited / NSA CNSS 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4015 and 4016A Approved. GI Bill Approved. For more information telephone 1-877-357-7744 or please see: http://www.securityuniversity.net/
* Vertical Sysadmin Inc., Los Angeles, California (LPI-ATP): Vertical Sysadmin Inc. delivers high quality, hands-on training on system administration basics. The following courses are taught by senior system administrators:
- Linux Essentials (concluding with the LPI "Linux Essentials" exam)
- Basic Linux System Administration (concluding with the LPIC-1 certification exams)
- Editing with vi
- Automating System Administration with CFEngine
- PostgreSQL Database Server Administration Basics
- Time Management for System Administrators
For more information please see: http://VerticalSysadmin.com/
A listing of LPI training partners may be found at: https://cs.lpi.org/caf/Xamman/partner
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 350,000+ exams and 120,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.
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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.