Linux Professional Institute Affiliate for Western Balkans Region Adds New Kosovo Sub-Affiliate

(Thessaloniki, Greece - Pristina, Kosovo: February 14, 2014) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that its Master Affiliate for the Western Balkans Region LPI-Greece ( recently appointed CACTTUS Sh.a. ( as the LPI Sub-Affiliate Kosovo. CACTTUS Sh.a., one of the leading Kosovar companies in the field of ICT services and solutions, offers educational programs within the Free Software / Open Source Software industry.

"We are pleased to support CACTTUS Sh.a. in their efforts to grow the Linux and FOSS communities in Kosovo. With the support from LPI-Greece we are confident that their efforts will be successful,” said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

"This is a continuation of our commitment to offering and facilitating internationally recognized training and certification programs. We are determined to create a skilled Kosovan workforce in the field of ICT for both the domestic and international labor markets. Knowing the importance of Linux worldwide, our agreement with the Linux Professional Institute will greatly aid us and our students in achieving this goal. We are confident that Linux adoption will rise in Kosovo, and we are laying the groundwork by training and qualifying people who will create, manage, and support Linux in various domestic infrastructures," added Shpend Bytyqi, business development manager at CACTTUA Sh.a.

Konstantinos Boukouvalas, operations manager of LPI-Greece had the following comment on the new partnership: "Commencing immediately, working with CACTTUS will strengthen the LPI growth in the Balkans region. CACTTUS, apart from its IT corporate support profile, is a leader in free software education in Kosovo and we believe that by offering LPI programs and partnerships, will play a significant role in the area. Being a PV Testing Center makes CACTTUS a perfect choice for an LPI Affiliate."

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is dedicated to providing a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. LPI's leading vendor-independent Linux certification program is supported by a global affiliate network that has helped deliver over 350,000 certification exams worldwide. Established as a non-profit in 1999, LPI is supported by the IT and educational communities, enterprise customers, and government entities.

About CACTTUS Sh.a.:

CACTTUS Sh.a. is one of the leading Kosovar companies in the field of ICT services and solutions. Its portfolio of services includes ICT consulting, system integration, implementation, training and support. With highly skilled engineers, specialists and developers onboard, equipped with most reputable industry certifications, provides integrated turn-key ICT solutions to its customers. By designing and implementing modern and adaptable ICT infrastructure and solutions for the customers, helps them streamline their operations and grow their business.