Toronto, May 25, 2005 - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), (http://www.lpi.org), the premier professional certification program for the Linux community, worldwide, will offer reduced price certification testing during LinuxWorld Italy on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Milan Linate Hotel, in San Donato Milanese (Milan, Italy).
Italy's second LinuxWorld Expo will take place in Milan, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, 2005, finishing with an Education Day on May 26 dedicated to training and LPI certification exams. Registered conference delegates can write the exams free of charge. Trade show attendees will pay the reduced fee of 60 Euros to write the exams during the conference, rather than the regular price of 124 Euros.
LPI is an official sponsor of LinuxWorld, internationally, and will be participating in the LinuxWorld Italy Conference & Expo where LPI's staff will meet attendees at Booth number E7. During the May 26 exam labs, LPI will offer 101 and 201 exams, along with 102 and 202 exams for those who qualify and request the advanced-level testing. All exams will be offered at 10 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 2:30 p.m., and 3:30-5 p.m., in the Borromeo Room. Candidates must pre-register on the LPI website at [HYPERLINK@www.lpi.org] to receive an identification number. All exam candidates should bring valid photo identification and their LPI ID number to the exam lab.
"LinuxWorld is a great venue to promote Linux, Open Source Software and the importance of recognized professional standards and distribution-neutral certification of Linux professionals," said Evan Leibovitch, President, LPI, adding, "LPI exam labs at LinuxWorld provide an excellent opportunity for those who want to participate in the certification process. We're also demonstrating LPI's commitment to provide accessible, high-quality certification to the Linux community."
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. Established as a non-profit organization in 1999, LPI is community based and supported.
LPI's certification program is delivered worldwide in seven languages. The organization has delivered over 75,000 Level One and Level Two certification exams, globally, since the program's inception.
LPI supports affiliates on five continents, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Jamaica, United States, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia, China, France, the UK and South Africa.
For additional information, contact: The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) ([HYPERLINK@www.lpi.org]) or LinuxWorld Italy at [HYPERLINK@www.linuxworldexpo.it.]
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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 [HYPERLINK@www.lpi.org.] 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.