"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?
DYYes, 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
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