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Linux exams featured at Intel devcon

Aug 29, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Intel Developer Forum attendees can take Linux certification exams for half the usual price, the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has announced. The LPI will administer its two most basic and general-purpose exams for $75 apiece to pre-registered candidates at the event, set for Sept. 18-20 in San Francisco.

The LPI's exams are geared toward IT workers, but overlap much domain knowledge required of embedded Linux engineers — or anyone responsible for maintaining their own Linux PC or server, for that matter. LPI exams typically cost $150. However, a 50 percent discount will be offered to IDF attendees on LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams, the most basic and general among the LPI's exam portfolio.

To qualify for discounted pricing, candidates are asked to obtain an LPI ID here, and then pre-register here. Candidates should bring their LPI-ID number and photo ID to the exam location onsite at IDF.

LPI CEO Jim Lacey stated, “Following LPI's successful participation at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China in the spring we are pleased to have this opportunity to participate in this event in North America.”

According to Imad Sousou, director of Intel's open source technology center, “The Linux ecosystem is a major contributor to the growth of [Intel's] markets.”

In operation since 1999, LPI is located near Toronto, and registered with the Canadian government as a non-profit organization. LPI exams are available in multiple languages, and administered in 7,000 locations on five continents. In the last eight years, the LPI has administered 155,000 exams, and conferred about 47,000 certifications.

At IDF, the LPI also plans to demonstrate “pre-LPI exam assessment tools” from VCampus, describes as its North American affiliate.

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