LPI Exams to be Offered at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007

Industry exams are half price to all conference delegates and show attendees

London, United Kingdom, August 19, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), (http://www.lpi.org), the premier professional certification programme for the worldwide Linux community, will offer reduced price certification testing during LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2007 in London. Registered conference delegates and trade show attendees will be able to enter the exams for half price –just £40 rather than the usual price of £80 per exam.

LPI will offer LPIC-1 exams (101 and 102), LPIC-2 (201 and 202) exams , the Ubuntu Certified Professional exam and the new LPIC-3 exams (LPI-301 and LPI-302 (Mixed Environment). Exam sessions will take place in the LPI Examination Rooms between 10.00–11.30am and 1.00–2.30pm during each day of the show. Candidates must obtain a LPI ID at http://www.lpi.org/en/lpi/english/certification/register_now . All exam candidates need to take valid photo identification and their official ID number to the exam lab.

Stephen Aitken of OpenForum Europe, LPI's Affiliate for UK and Ireland says:

“LinuxWorld is a great venue to promote Linux and Open Source Software as well as the importance of recognised professional standards and distribution-neutral certification of Linux professionals. LPI exam labs at LinuxWorld provide an excellent opportunity for those who want to participate in the certification process. This demonstrates LPI's commitment to providing accessible, high-quality certification to the Linux community.”

Laura Tythcott, event director, Early Action Group, who is organising the event, adds:

“As Linux becomes more and more mainstream, enterprises want the added reassurance that their Linux expert is qualified to industry standards – the LPI offer this recognition. Visitors and exhibitors alike will have the opportunity to gain a qualification at LinuxWorld 2007 whilst enjoying all that the show has to offer.”

To book a provisional place at the exam please email stephen.aitken@openforumeurope.org advising which exams you plan to sit.

LPI will also be exhibiting at the London event. LPI’s staff will meet attendees at the OFE stand number D15 to give advice on Linux and Open Source Software to business, government and education delegates.

LinuxWorld 2007 takes place on 23rd and 24th October at London Olympia 2. For more information, please see http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk


About Linux Professional Institute www.lpi.org
The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals while advancing the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, Hewlett-Packard and IDG.

About OpenForum Europe (OFE) www.openforumeurope.org
OpenForum Europe (OFE) is not-for-profit, independent of any organisation and was launched in March 2002 to accelerate, broaden and strengthen the use of OSS in business and government. OFE pursues the vision of an open, competitive European IT market by 2010 in line with the European Commission i2010 Strategy with the mission of facilitating open competitive choice for IT users. OFE is supported by major IT suppliers and works closely with the European Commission and National Governments both direct and via National Associates. It also undertakes contracts designed to strengthen the development and use of OSS in Europe and has built a comprehensive portal focused on UK Local Government and SME's in Denmark, Ireland and the UK.

About Linux World
LinuxWorld is held in 12 countries and there are 15 shows (2 per year in the US, Japan, and in China; 1 each in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and Netherlands.

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