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LinuxPR: Linux Training Attains A New Standard

Oct 11, 2004, 19:15 (0 Talkback[s])

At the Linux World Expo in London on 6th Oct, Evan Leibovitch, President of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) announced the launch of the LPI Approved Training Partner (LATP) program in the UK. This will be the only training program covering all versions of Linux, and complementing the LPI's existing internationally accepted certification standard. The program will be run in the UK by new LPI affiliates Open Forum Europe.

At the program launch, the ITS Group were announced as the first LATP partner in the UK. Already well known for over a decade of vendor certified training and IT services to the public sector, the ITS Group have now added the world's latest major Operating System to it's training portfolio. This reflects the recent strong interest in Linux and Open Source shown by its customers in the public and private sectors alike.

Part of the growing maturity of Linux is the increasing compatibility of the various distributions. In today's marketplace Linux skills need to be version independent and now Linux training is changing to reflect this. As part of the LATP's quality assurance requirement, partners like the ITS Group must use approved training materials and LPI certified trainers. The program will be a benchmark for the industry, helping Linux to achieve it's full potential as one of the world's leading operating systems.

The ITS Group is offering the LPI 101 and 102 courses at its training centres in Bristol and Edinburgh and on customer sites. For more information visit www.itservices.org.uk or www.lpi.org

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