Linux Gazette: Creating A Linux Certification Program: Part 10 – Around The World In Less Than Two Years

The Linux Professional Institute(LPI) has been very busy.
With the help of volunteers from around the world, an advisory
council which includes individuals from the top Linux related
companies, and sponsors which help promote their agenda, LPI is
poised for global recognition.
Since it’s inception two years
ago, the mission has been simple and straightforward; to deliver “a
standardized, multi-national, and respected program to certify
levels of individual expertise in Linux.”

“In less than two short years, the dream has become a reality
for the founders of LPI. With a Linux Professional Institute
Certification(LPIC) now positioned to become the de-facto
certification worldwide, the hard work and sponsorships are having
their desired effect. Much work must yet be done; volunteers and
sponsors are always needed; as the non-profit organization plans to
make their certification available to anyone around the world.”

“Already, their web site http://www.lpi.org/ has been translated
into Japanese and German, with French and Chinese to closely
follow. Other languages are in the process of being added, with
many volunteers assisting in the endeavor. Anyone wanting to
volunteer to help the translation team is asked to contact Duane
Dunstan by e-mailing him at [email protected] An LPI-Japan has
been established with directors from Turbolinux Japan, IBM Japan,
Linuxcare, and assistance from Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Keio
University and others.”