"At the beginning of the Linux revolution, Linux entered many
enterprises through the back door with experienced users just
managing it on their own. As Linux has matured, so too have the
demands of the enterprise and the demands on IT professionals that
manage Linux systems.
"How does an enterprise ensure that its staff has the skills
necessary for Linux? One answer is skills certification. That's
where the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) comes in. LPI, founded
in 1999, is a non-profit entity that runs a core Linux
certification program called the LPIC (Linux Professional Institute
Certification), which is offered around the globe..."