Linux Essentials Update: SCALE11x, Birmingham City University-UK and Cebit 2013

Less than a year ago, LPI announced the launch of the Linux Essentials program at Cebit 2012 in Hannover, Germany.  The program has rapidly developed since that time and in anticipation of the one year anniversary of that announcement we are providing an update on some Linux Essentials' events happening in the next month.

SCALE 11x:

During SCALE 11x (Los Angeles, California, Feb.22-24) LPI Approved Training Partner (LPI-ATP) One Course Source will provide a one-day training program to prepare students to take the Linux Essentials exam.

Cost for the one day exam preparation program is included in the regular conference pass for SCALE.  At last year's SCALE 10x, One Course Source provided a highly popular "Linux Beginners" training program as part of ScaleU.  This year they they will up the ante in preparing participants in the training program to go on to take the Linux Essentials exam.

The Linux Essentials exam will be made available for conference attendees at an LPI exam lab on Sunday, February 24th.

Attendees at SCALE 11x are also invited to drop by LPI's booth (#83) and participate in video testimonials and interviews!!

Birmingham City University, UK:

The School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks, Birmingham City University (BCU) will host the first Linux Essentials "Train-the-Trainer" program in the UK.  This three day workshop (Wednesday, March 13 -15) will train instructors to prepare their students for the Linux Essentials program.  The training program will be offered at BCU's City Centre Campus (Millennium Point) and is open to all interested ICT teachers /lecturers.

Jon "maddog" Hall of Linux International and long time supporter of LPI will launch the training program with a presentation on the evening of Tuesday, March 12 (17:30 hrs).  The presentation is free to all members of the public and is entitled “Making and Saving Money with Free Software and Open Hardware”. Jon "maddog" Hall will also promote LPI and Linux Essentials at other academic events during that week of March at the University of Cambridge, Open University and Barnfield College.

<PHOTO (Right): Jon "maddog" Hall, fashionably sporting a Linux Essentials' T-Shirt, on the convention floor of a Campus Party event in Tunja, Colombia last week: Feb.6 - 10>

For more information on Linux Essentials activities in the UK please contact LPI-UK.

CeBIT 2013, Hannover, Germany:

During CeBIT 2013, LPI-Central Europe will host a Linux Essentials Exam Volunteer Item Creation Workshop on Friday March 8th 2013.

This event includes two half-day workshops providing volunteer instruction on the development of exam questions for the LPI Linux Essentials' program, refreshments and a light lunch.

CeBIT has a 20+ year history as one of the world's largest conferences and trade shows for IT and telecommunications solutions and LPI Central Europe is a proud sponsor of the "CeBIT Open Source Forum" this year.

Linux Essentials exams will also be available during LPI exam labs at CeBIT.  For more information on LPI activities during CeBIT 2013 see our recent news release.