NewsForge: Linux Certifications, Part One: Linux Professional Institute Raises the Bar on Testing

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“The Linux Professional Intitute isn’t out to make money. That
could be the factor that sets this Linux certification agency apart
from the others–if nothing else, LPI can certainly claim to be the
only certification body with non-profit status. Not having to focus
on the bottom line provides certain benefits to people who want to
become Linux professionals.

“For example, LPI is known for giving free tests at LinuxWorld
conferences. ‘We’re going to be doing that at every LinuxWorld
Expo,’ says Evan Leibovitch, the president of LPI. And they don’t
put any limitations on the number of testees. ‘It is come one, come
all,’ he adds. ‘We do a number of certification labs around the
world where we give free or reduced rate exams. In Frankfurt we did
one and we gave the exams for no cost; There’ve been occasions
where we’ve been invited to paricipate in certain events and
provide testing. We’ve given them in China and in Vienna, and
Toronto. We really have been going all over the place and doing


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