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LinuxWorld: Certifiable community - Community efforts in Linux certification

Jun 01, 2000, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux certification is an idea that has been around for a long time and is now coming to fruition. There are two primary entities working to provide Linux professionals with credentials. The first is SAIR; the second is LPI, the Linux Professional Institute...."

"The goals of the two primary groups are very similar. The primary difference is that SAIR is a for-profit corporation offering both testing and training, while LPI is a nonprofit organization focusing exclusively on testing. Wave Technologies, which recently purchased SAIR, is in fact a major provider of IT training."

"Both LPI and SAIR seek to advance Linux in the enterprise. Each has impeccable credentials of its own. Some of the brightest lights in the open source world serve on SAIR's advisory board. LPI is simply a part of the Linux community doing something that needs to be done."

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