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ShowMeLinux.com: Words with Evan Leibovitch [of LPI]

Jul 11, 2000, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"ShowMeLinux (SML): What is the Linux Professional Institute?

Evan: LPI is an international, non-profit body formed to develop a distribution-neutral, vendor-independent program of Linux certification. LPI was incorporated in Canada in early 1999, having been formed out of a grassroots movement of people who foresaw the need for a respected certification program for Linux. The organization now has a board of Directors, staff and participants around the world."

"SML: What separates LPI from other certifications?

Evan: True vendor-neutrality, meaning that LPI does not play favorites or select 'official' training programs linked to its certification. The intention is to allow the certification (which is more of a standards-creation function than anything else) to be a community effort while encouraging the Linux marketplace to provide the support materials (books, training, etc.) to prepare people for that certification. ..."

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