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Certification on the Upswing Again

May 04, 2007, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"After several years of decline, the demand for certification and training in GNU/Linux and other free software areas is stronger than ever. That's the general opinion of experts in the field, as they discuss where certification has been, current course offerings, customer services, and trends for the future.

"GNU/Linux certification emerged in the late 1990s as recognition of the operating system first became widespread. However, Jim Lacey, CEO of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), notes that certification was 'overmarketed and oversold,' and its demand declined in the first years of the millennium..."

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