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LinuxToday.com.au: Greg Wright - Linux Professional Institute [Interview]

Jun 21, 2000, 12:22 (0 Talkback[s])
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"...Q: How do you see the current status of open source certification in Australia and Worldwide?"

"A: Worldwide the certification is gaining momentum, the LPI (Linux Professional Institute) which is an International organisation with its head office in Canada has been doing great things, one notable thing that separates the LPI from anyone else is that it is a non profit organisation and vendor neutral, and that the community can have a voice in its direction & content. In Australia its only now starting to gain momentum, sure it's been available, but is not at the same stage as elsewhere. This is why I have decided to bring the Linux Professional Institute to the attention of the public in Australia. I have also known some of the key people behind the LPI for some time, and would like to see their efforts embraced and carried on here as well."

"...Q: Projects like the LDP (Linux Documentation Project) already offer a wealth of information aniline with a thriving community of editors. How do you see training certification courses building upon this and offering participants more than just a 'feather in the cap' on the CV?"

"A: That's true, there are so many good resources online, however it seems to me at times that people do not know exactly how to harness all this information and use it to their advantage, in this light I think training and certification are an excellent way to gain recognition of achieving a certain level of competence. The former is really wholly to the advantage of the person taking training, certification is to the advantage of both the end user and to prospective employers, unless you have written some content in the LDP, I doubt the LDP would be of any interest to most employers."

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