Sacramento, CA, USA: July 31, 2013 - The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI: http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier Linux certification
organization, announced a Corporate Membership Program for partner
organizations interested in promoting growth opportunities in Linux and
Open Source Software. The program enables partner organizations to
directly develop and recruit Linux and Open Source talent through
targeted multi-media, product promotions and other educational resources
provided to LPI alumni and other Open Source professionals.
Organizations such as Cloudera (http://wwww.cloudera.com), Dice
(http://www.dice.com), Medialinx IT-Academy
(http://www.medialinx-academy.de), oDesk (http://www.oDesk.com), Open Source Software Institute (http://oss-institute.org), Rackspace
(http://www.rackspace.com) and uCertify (http://www.ucertify.com) have
recently joined this new initiative.
"LPI is the market leader in Linux Certification having delivered over
350,000 exams worldwide with 125,000+ LPI certified professionals. We
maintain a global framework of offices to support Open Source adoption
through 25 Master Affiliates and 350 global training partners. As such,
LPI is in an ideal position to promote like-minded businesses and
organizations who share our commitment to the further advancement of
Linux and Open Source Software. This technology is driving growth in IT
careers and innovation and we welcome all partners who embrace the
ideals of co-operation and mutual effort in continuing this momentum,"
said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.
The Corporate Membership program has a number of features including
product promotions, services to recruit IT professionals, executive
webinars and panels, access to global marketing channels, and networking
opportunities with leaders and experts in Open Source technology. Please
note that at present, the Corporate Membership Program is only available
in the North American Region (US and Canada), but other global regions
will be added as interest and participation grows.
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Recent members of LPI's Corporate Membership program had the following
to say about the new program and their work with LPI:
"At Cloudera, we're focused on building a data platform around open
standards and 100% open-source technology. Linux really paved the way
for Hadoop in proving the value of open standards and open source.
Similarly, LPI has been at the forefront of the certification space,
proving out the value of certification to the open-source community and
driving demand in the market for IT professionals certified on these
technologies. Partnering with LPI gives Cloudera the opportunity to
communicate its message and value proposition to a well-established,
global, and receptive audience," said Brad Johnson, Certification
Medialinx IT Academy:
"The LPIC preparation courses form the core of our online
training portfolio. We are delighted to become an LPI Corporate
Member and to take the opportunity to develop the Linux training
market further in cooperation with LPI and all the other partners,"
said Hans-Jörg Ehren, Manager, Events & Learning, Medialinx IT-Academy
"oDesk is excited to partner with LPI in order to continue driving
growth in the Open Source community," said Matt Gniadek, oDesk Head of
Business Development. "Our partnership helps businesses make better
hiring decisions by connecting them with certified professionals on
oDesk. For these professionals, their certifications help them stand out
when applying to the thousands of Open Source jobs available on our
Open Source Software Institute:
"One of the greatest benefits of open source software is the user's
right to access and manage the code base," said Carl Livesay, Chief
Operating Officer of the Open Source Software Institute. "Without a
competent, well trained workforce, this value is not only lost but can
become a liability for those implementing or managing technology systems."
"The Open Source Software Institute focuses on promoting the use of open
source software within Federal government and Defense systems. Solid
training and certification of administrative staff, such as LPI offers,
is critical within this market," Livesay said. "This is one of the
reasons why we are partnered with the Linux Professional Institute."
“Rackspace is looking forward to collaborating with LPI to enrich the Open Source community, which is helping to set the pace of innovation within the cloud computing market. As the founder of OpenStack, Rackspace has a shared emphasis on open source technology and we see an opportunity to initiate talent growth in this area by aligning efforts with LPI's thriving and expanding community," said said Tony Campbell, Director of Training and Certification, Rackspace.
"We at uCertify are very excited about this partnership. uCertify's
course and test delivery platform fits very well with LPI's mission. We
are looking forward to working with LPI, its master affiliates and
global training partners," said Manish Gupta, CEO, uCertify.
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
125,000+ 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