LPI Announces Online Resource for Linux Education
(Sacramento, CA, USA: June 5, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced an online "one-stop-shopping" solution for learning resources for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) program: http://www.lpimarketplace.com. This online resource will bring together the best in LPIC exam preparation materials, publishers, and courseware providers to assist IT professionals prepare for their career advancement in Linux and Open Source Software.
"LPI has a strong commitment to the workforce development of Linux and Open Source professionals. As such our certification program is vendor-neutral in that we don't favor one method of exam preparation over another nor do we create our own training materials--we leave the production of such educational resources open to the community. This new LPI Marketplace allows us to list a diversified set of high-quality and affordable exam preparation resources in one easy-to-access location," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.
The LPI Marketplace was created for LPI by mindhub(TM) of Pearson VUE and is an online resource center offering a wide variety of learning products designed to help individuals prepare for LPI's industry-recognized certification, enhance their existing skills set and achieve their professional goals. Products in the LPI Marketplace will include a full range of expert reference materials including books, flash cards, practice exams, and video training modules. Content providers presently participating in the LPI Marketplace include such widely-recognized companies as Axzo Press, Element K, ExamForce, MeasureUp, McGraw-Hill, Sybex, Transcender and uCertify.
The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000 LPIC certifications around the world.
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About the Linux Professional Institute:
The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI advances 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, HP and IDG.