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NewsForge: Linux Certifications, Part One: Linux Professional Institute Raises the Bar on Testing

Nov 21, 2002, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The Linux Professional Intitute isn't out to make money. That could be the factor that sets this Linux certification agency apart from the others--if nothing else, LPI can certainly claim to be the only certification body with non-profit status. Not having to focus on the bottom line provides certain benefits to people who want to become Linux professionals.

"For example, LPI is known for giving free tests at LinuxWorld conferences. 'We're going to be doing that at every LinuxWorld Expo,' says Evan Leibovitch, the president of LPI. And they don't put any limitations on the number of testees. 'It is come one, come all,' he adds. 'We do a number of certification labs around the world where we give free or reduced rate exams. In Frankfurt we did one and we gave the exams for no cost; There've been occasions where we've been invited to paricipate in certain events and provide testing. We've given them in China and in Vienna, and Toronto. We really have been going all over the place and doing this...'"

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