Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 22:25:03 -0500
Subject: LPI News - November 27th 2000
Welcome to the November issue of the LPI News.
Comments, concerns or ideas for the newsletter are always
appreciated. Please contact me at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's what's happening at LPI these days.
COMDEX AND THE LINUX BUSINESS EXPO - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.
What a huge show! LBE was double the size of last years show! We
had a booth, thanks to Linuxmall.com which was well attended.
Thankyou all for stopping by and saying hello.
Thanks to Ray Ferrari, LPI's supporter and friend for all his
work at the booth, and also to Marc Torres of Atipa for pitching in
and working at the booth.
We had wonderful feedback from the attendees who came by - from
various states in the US and various countries around the
We were so encouraged to hear how many people had already heard
of LPI, how many had already taken exams, how many had invested
time and money in taking training leading to the LPI certification,
and how many were interested in helping out, wanting to be a part
of what we are doing.
JAPANESE TRANSLATIONS OF OUR EXAMS.
An exciting new addition to our exam line up, is the Japanese
Translations of exam 101 and 102.
We are pleased and proud to announce Japanese exam 101 went Live
on Nov 13th and exam 102 will be Live at the beginning of
We would like to thank LPI-Japan for their efforts on our behalf
to create this exam, and also thanks to Linuxcare for their
assistance to ensure everything was completed correctly.
Scott Murray, exam development director, says this is the
beginning of something that will grow, as other parts of the world
look for exams in their own language.
JOB ANALYSIS SURVEY.
We are in the final stages of preparing to launch our Level 2
job analysis survey which is how we will determine the objectives
for the Level 2 exams. (See http://www.lpi.org/p-development.html
if you would like to better understand our process.) We're just
finishing up some tests of the interface and should be launching
the survey soon. Please watch for that announcement as we'll need
your help with the survey!
Every LPI-News that has been sent out recently, has included
thanks to our many volunteers. This one is no exception - as
without our volunteers we could not be so effective.
Thank you to Deshuang Tang in California who helps with the
website management, along with Jerry Crick from the U.K. - and also
to Ralf Spenneberg from Germany, who updates the news on the
website to keep our events and news pages up-to-date.
We would also like to thank Linux Journal for their advertisment
space, (see the latest Linux Journal) and thanks to J.J. Sheeran
for designing the ad.
And to the many, many more who participate in some way to make
LPI work a great big THANKS!
AMSTERDAM AND PARIS.
We will be represented at the Skyevents expo in Amsterdam in
January and Paris in February - and also at the New York Linux
World expo Jan 30th to Feb 2nd. 2001.
Please have a look at our events page to see where we are going
to be and if you would like to assist, please let me know (email@example.com). or just come and visit
the booth, we'd love to see you there! Its always the place to come
to talk about what's happening in the Linux world.
Our website has evolved over the past year from an English only
site to a multi-language site that we can be very proud of.
We have a co-ordinator who works hard to ensure this comes
together, and is still looking at various languages yet to be
posted. If you would like to assist, or if you would like to
contact our co-ordinator he will be pleased to let you know what is
happening. Duane Dunston - firstname.lastname@example.org
For candidates who are studying for their LPI certification, or
if you know someone who has passed his exams - a great gift for the
holiday season would be one of our adorable LPI plush penguins.
They are available through Linuxmall.com and a portion of the sale
is donated back to LPI to continue their work...thanks
Linuxmall.com. This is the URL to purchase our ELPIK. http://www.LinuxMall.com/shop/02033
May I take this opportunity to thank our candidates who have
waited for results or certificates as we brought the only truly
open and neutral certification together. You have our sincere
appreciation for your co-operation, and support.