LinuxCertified.com: An interview with Dan York on Linux Certification and LPIAug 12, 2000, 12:39 (0 Talkback[s])
"We caught up with Dan York, President, board of directors of Linux Professional Institute (LPI), at O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention at Monterey, California on July 20th, 2000. Over the past few years Dan has contributed significantly towards the development of an independent Linux certification program. He was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to share following thoughts with us."
"[LC] Do you have any guesstimate of how many people have attempted Linux certification exams?
DY I don't know how many have attempted the other programs, but LPI has had about 500 people take our exams so far since they came out earlier this year (2000)."
"[LC] Any advice for our students, who are working hard to get their LPI certification?
DY Yes, I would encourage them to get as much hands-on experience with Linux as possible before they take the exams. I'd suggest that they should install several different distributions to understand how things are done the same and differently from distro to distro. If they can find a couple of systems and set up a little Linux network, that will be ideal."