Singapore Government Accredits and Endorses LPI Training and Certification

Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:02 AM EDT
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The Linux Professional Institute today announced its official accreditation and endorsement by The National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) of Singapore.

Toronto, May 11, 2005 - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), ([]), the premier professional certification program for the Linux community, worldwide, today announced its official accreditation and endorsement by The National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) of Singapore.

"The NICC accreditation is a significant step for LPI and the Linux Community. It is another indication of the growing recognition of the importance of vendor-independent and distribution-neutral certification for Linux professionals, and it's increasing value in the workplace," said Evan Leibovitch, President, LPI.

LPI's Singapore LATP (LPI Approved Training Partner), nex-G Training, a division of nex-G - a global company headquartered in Singapore which designs, develops and manufactures broadband wireless solutions, ([] ), was instrumental in working with NICC, the governing body for training and certifications in Singapore, to acquire this prestigious certification and official recognition of LPI.

Singapore's CITREP (Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme) Programme ([]) is a training incentive program designed to equip Singapore Infocomm professionals with critical, emerging, and specialized skills, and to help them gain recognition for their competency within the workforce.

CITREP supports up to 50% of net payable course fees (capped at SGD 2,500), and 50% of the net payable certification exam fees (capped at SGD 500).

"This is great news for Singapore's Open Source community, which is growing substantially every day. It is an indication of the developing recognition of the ever-escalating value of Open Source and Linux professionalism, as we see increasing numbers of people and organizations becoming more receptive, daily," says Nick Lim, Manager for Training Solutions, nex-G Training.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized, vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting the professional use of Linux, Open Source and free software, and actively promoting distribution-neutral certification of Linux professionals, globally. Established as a non-profit organization in 1999, LPI is community based and supported.

LPI's certification program is delivered worldwide in seven languages. Globally, it has delivered more than 75,000 Level One and Level Two certification exams since the program's inception, in 1999.

LPI supports affiliate networks on all five continents worldwide, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Jamaica, United States, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia and China, France, the UK and South Africa.

To learn more, see the Linux Professional Institute website at [] or nex-G Training at [] -- 30 --

About Linux Professional Institute: The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional certification for the Linux operating system, independent of software vendors or training providers. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators. LPI's activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active public involvement through mailing lists and its website at [] LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally through Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM (NYSE:IBM), Bradford Learning, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Maxspeed, Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL), SGI (NYSE:SGI), and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP) and Wave Technologies.

About nex-G Training: nex-G Training Centre is a division of nex-G, a global provider of carrier-class wireless broadband solutions, and a principal member of the WiMAX Forum.

nex-G Training, through a group of dynamic individuals with extensive experience in Linux, Security and Wireless technologies, strives to be a leader in Open Source training solutions by providing high quality, effective training for individual and corporate development. It offers training which empowers Technology Professionals with transferable, critical skillsets and knowledge on Linux and its technology offerings.

With many years of Open Source utilization and consultancy experience, nex-G Training develops and implements both application and distribution-specific training solutions.

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