Linux Gazette: Creating a Linux Certification Program: Part 11 - Inviting the World to ParticipateDec 16, 2000, 21:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ray Ferrari)
"It has been a very busy year for the Linux Professional Institute. At shows and convention halls around the world, people are interested in Linux*, and people want to know more about where Linux is headed and the demands that will be placed upon the administrators of these systems. The spectrum of the interested Linux participant runs the full scale. From the outright beginner who doesn't have a clue what all the buzz is over this new operating system, to the down and dirty hands on faster than a speeding bullet kind of person; everyone wants to be a player in the Linux game."
"The Linux Professional Institute invites all Linux enthusiasts and professionals to participate in their certification exams and become known as an LPI -1, LPI -2 or LPI -3 Professional. This certification is currently being recognized by IBM, SGI, HP, SuSE, and TurboLinux, a partial list. Since the first exam was taken; just a few months ago in June; there have been exams taken in almost every part of the globe. The top five countries (for most tests taken, in descending order) were the U.S, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, and Japan. But, there were participants from Taiwan, Switzerland, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador and many more."
"Come join the Linux Professional Institute and all their sponsors in challenging yourself as a Linux enthusiast. We invite you to participate in our testing procedure which leads to certification. Certification of professional Linux administrators. Be part of a world-wide organization where you can make a difference. Join our many discussions through mailing lists or help staff booths in different parts of the world. The Linux Professional Institute invites anyone interested in helping the organization through its next year of progress, to log on to www.lpi.org and click on "Getting Involved". We're looking forward to another great year, and we hope you will be with us for the ride."