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Linux Professional Institute News for September 6th 2000

Sep 06, 2000, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wilma Silbermann)

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 14:57:30 -0400
From: lpi-announce-bounce@lpi.org
To: lpi-announce@lpi.org
Subject: LPI News - September 6th 2000

Welcome to the another edition of our LPI Newsletter.

If you have any comments, concerns or ideas for the newsletter, please contact me at: wilma@lpi.org

Here are some of the exciting things that happened or are happening with LPI.

_____________LINUXWORLD BOOTH - SAN JOSE______________________

Our booth at the San Jose, California show (Linux World) was busy! We had wonderful assistance from volunteers like; Ray Ferrari, John Scroggins, and Robert Downey. Thanks guys for your support and time at the booth.

We had a drawing for a VA Linux system, and some books, Tshirts, fuzzy Elpiks (penguins with graduating cap and LPI shirt) and some exam vouchers, it was quite exciting and everyone was involved and having fun, and also learning a bit more about LPI.

Thanks to the sponsors who made this all happen: VA Linux Systems, Turbolinux, SGI, Motorola, Linux Journal, Linuxcare, IBM, Enhanced Software Tech. and Caldera.

________________LPI STUFFED PENGUINS_________________________

If you are interested in purchasing one of the fuzzy Elpiks mentioned
above, from LinuxMall.com - please look at their web site at:
http://www.LinuxMall.com/shop/02033 A portion of the proceeds goes to the Linux Professional Institute.

_____________________EXAM 102________________________________

We are now able to report that exam 102 is out of beta, with exam results being sent out within the next few days.

Due to some technical arrangements, anyone taking 102 after this time will still get their results by snail mail - for the next few weeks, but we are almost at the point of having live results when the exam is taken! (More to come on that issue very soon!!!)

____________________INTERNATIONAL NEWS__________________________

On the international front:
LPI Japan, is now official - we have a Japanese affiliate - we look forward to working with LPI-Japan and would like to thank the many companies and individuals who helped make this work.
SGI Japan
Neonagy Inc.
Turbolinux Japan
IBM Japan
Linuxcare (Asia Pacific Ops)
Fujitsu - Hitachi - NEC - Keio University - Tokyo Win Support - Yokogawa engineering,Otuka shokai, 10Art Ni, Kanematso Computers.

There are many more affiliations - China and Australia for example, who are anxious to have a more official arrangement with us.

To that end we are putting together an international mail list and are asking for help to establish some guidelines for the international community. If you are interested, please let us know so that we can add you to our international list.

_______________________IBM CONFERENCE____________________________

IBM is running a conference in Dallas in September (Sept 11th to 15th)
- they will be offering exams for IBM courses, and also will be offering LPI Exams (both 101 and 102) at a discount ($75.00 per exam). If you are at the show in Dallas, perhaps you would like to take the opportunity, if you haven't already, to take our exams - at the reduced price.

____________________NEW COMMITTEES FORMING_________________________

Due to the mountain of issues, ideas and discussion that came up at the advisory council meeting in San Jose last month, it was thought it would be a good idea to set up various mail lists to discuss some of these ideas and issues:

1. Job Matrix - for evaluating where LPI certification would be most valuable - in the work force.

2. Sponsorships - to help look for sponsors, and how we can be of mutual assistance to each other.

3. Finance - to look at financing and budgets required for level 2 and 3.

4. Web based testing - to look at the possibility of doing testing on non NT equipment.

If you are interested in any of the above mail lists, please let me know - we need all the help we can find to ensure LPI remains viable, and part of the Linux community as a whole.
Contact - wilma@lpi.org

________________________UPCOMING SHOWS__________________________

Finally, we will have a booth and a presence at the following upcoming shows:
September 26th to 28th ( http://www.linuxbizexpo.com ) Atlanta, Ga.USA
September 7th to 9th ( http://www.linuxworld-taipei.com.tw ) Taipei

If you have any time to help out or just want to drop by and say hello, we would be pleased to see you. Let me know if you can give me some of your time as a volunteer. Thanks!

Thanks for your support!!!!

Wilma Silbermann
905 874 4822
Executive Administrator