LPI-Newsletter February 2004

Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 12:31 PM EDT
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The month of February 2004 was another busy month for the Linux Professional Institute.


The month of February 2004 was another busy month for the Linux Professional Institute.

  1. LPI-Brazil
  2. Linux Professional Institute Approved Training Material - LATM
  3. LPI around the world
  4. LPI-US
  5. Linux Approved Training Partner Program - LATP
  6. LPI in Brussels and Bulgaria
  7. Looking for input
  8. Linux Magazine - Gold Sponsor
  9. Samba training

1; LPI-Brazil

LPI-Brazil is one of LPI's affiliates and they have tried to create a strong presence in Brazil to ensure LPI becomes well known in Government, Academia and the Corporate world. They have been very successful - and you can participate on their lpi-brasil mailing list by registering here; http://www.lpi.org/en/maillists.html

They have recently attracted a new sponsor; EFTI We welcome EFTI to the Linux Professional Institute. For details on EFTI please contact Mr. Avel de Alencar - http://www.efti.com.br/


LPI Approved Training Material can be found on the web site here; http://www.lpi.org/en/latm

IBM and Bradford Learning have had their courseware approved by the process shown on the LPI web site in the above web page for some time and most recently a new offering of LATM is available from Linux Certified. http://www.linuxcertified.com

Anyone interested in purchasing LATM should contact the courseware developer.

3; LPI will travel to various locations over the next few weeks.

a....Cebit, Hannover, Germany March 18th - 24th
with the assistance of LPI-German, LPI will be at LinuxPark and will offer an exam lab.

b....Real World Linux, Toronto Canada April 13th -15th
with the assistance of LPI-Canada, LPI will be at this conference in Toronto and will offer an exam lab.

c....Linux User and Developer, London England April 20th - 21st

d....Novell's Brainshare, Salt Lake City, Utah USA March 21st to 26th

e....Open Source Weekend - Ottawa, Canada March 27th
LPI-Canada will again offer an exam lab and create a presence at this event.

Discount exam labs will be available at all the above conferences. Details will soon be posted to the web site, in the exam lab section.

One further location that LPI will have a presence;

f.... N-TEN Non-profit Technology Enterprise Network March 25th-27th Philadelphia, PA. USA

Scott Lamberton (Director of Communication) is part of a panel on Saturday on "Sustaining and Supporting Open Source Software: A Dive into Open Source Support Models" (http://www.nten.org/conferences-2004-ntc-osssupport)

He and Stacy Gildenston (Director of Certification) and are part of a number of panels during "Penguin Day" on Sunday, March 28 sponsored in part by the Non-Profit Open Source Initiative (NOSI). See http://www.penguinday.org/

This conferences is an opportunity for non-profit organizations from across the U.S. and around the world to discuss how technology may better serve the mission of their organizations.


Our affiliate in the US has built a web site and hopes to encourage input from the community to build a strong LPI presence in the US. Wesley Duffee-Braun of LPI-US commented that the site is not fully built but he looked forward to discussions on the contents and the LPI program in general.

Please have a look at these new web sites, and let Wesley know if you have any comments, ideas or thoughts on his efforts here;


The LPI-LUG web site prepared by LPI-US is also available for your comments and Wesley would like to hear from any LUG interested in participating;


Wesley Duffee-Braun


The Training Partner program is a program where we encourage training centres to use LPI graduates and approved training material and also follow a common code of ethics to become a training partner.


We now have 2 training partners who we would like to welcome to LPI;

Lien Cheng Training Centre in Taiwan
Digilog Training in Italy

You will find these training partners here; http://lintraining.com/

If anyone is interested in training partner details, please contact Glenn McKnight - [e-mail:glenn@lpi.org]

6; LPI in Brussels and Bulgaria

Glenn McKnight, our business director, met with many interested French speaking contacts when he flew to Brussels to attend the Fossdem and Freeedem conferences last month.

He was able to let them know that LPI is at present translating the exams into French as well as Portuguese, Chinese, German and Spanish. We will provide details as soon as these exams are published at Vue and Prometric within the next few weeks.

He then went on to Bulgaria to do the first LPI exam lab in that country - and met with many groups interested in supporting LPI in Eastern Europe.

7; Once again LPI is looking for input from the community.

In the next 2 weeks we will have an interface ready to accept new items to keep the exams uptodate. Please watch the web site and mailing lists for details on this process which will ensure LPI remains a valid and quality worldwide certification.

We are also looking for input on Level 2 and 3 (Samba and Security) job tasks, please give us some of your ideas on the job tasks for these levels;


8; Linux Magazine is our newest Gold sponsor and have been supporting LPI for the past few years. http://www.lpi.org/en/sponsors.html

They are helping our efforts at Cebit and we would encourage anyone going to Cebit to go to the LinuxPark as there will be various discussions, speakers and general Linux information available.

Linux Magazine offers the following print magazines;
Linux Magazine (English)
Linux-Magazin (German)

LinuxUser (German)
EasyLinux (German)
Linux Magazin (Romanian)
Linux Magazine Poland

9. Samba Training

Finally, Jon Terpstra, one of the Samba team members (who has been a supporter of LPI for many years ) will host a Samba training day in Toronto on April 16th following the Real World Linux Show (see above). The event will be held at the Strathcona Hotel, Toronto.

Mr Terpstra will offer the course;
'Windows NT4 Migration to Samba 3'

For details please contact;

866 643 3733
8650 352 5353
or http://www.freedomtechnologycenter.org

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on any of the above.

Thanks for your support and interest in LPI.


Wilma Silbermann
VP Operations

905 874 4822

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