LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2011

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, will offer all LPIC exams at the Ohio LinuxFest 2011 (Columbus, Ohio) on Sunday, September 11, 2011. This is the sixth year that LPI has been certification sponsor for Ohio LinuxFest.

LPI is offering the exams at a promotional rate of $99 per exam--except for LPI-301 which will be $219. Details about the different exams are available on the LPI certification web page. Exams will be offered at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Hyatt Hotel (Columbus, Ohio). To ensure exam availability please register in advance via email and indicate preferred exam and time slot.

To participate in the exam labs you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area: http://www.lpi.org/register

On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams by cheque 15 minutes prior to the exam lab. Otherwise payment can be made in advance via Paypal. Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government issued photo identification to the exam lab.

In addition, as part of their OLF Institute, the Ohio LinuxFest is proud to again offer the popular LPIC cram session by D.L. Corbet & Associates. The LPIC cram session assists candidates in preparing for the LPIC 101 and 102 exams and is available on Friday, September 9, 2011. Registration for the OLF Institute is available with the OLF "Professional Package," which costs $350. This includes the day of classes on Friday, September 9, 2011, admission to the Ohio LinuxFest main conference on Saturday, September 10, lunch on both days, and an official conference t-shirt. The "Professional Package" does not include exam fees.

Other OLF institute courses include "FreeBSD for Linux System Administrators", "VIM: From Essentials to Mastery", Linux Basics and half day sessions on Apache, databases, Python and other subjects. For additional information on the OLF institute course offerings see: http://www.ohiolinux.org/olfi

Immediately following the LPIC exam cram session, G.Matthew Rice, Director of Product Development for LPI will host an item writing workshop for all interested Linux users. The item writing workshop will review questions for LPIC exams that have been submitted by volunteers to LPI. The workshop will focus on what questions are appropriate for Linux certification exams and how others might be improved for use in exams. LPI regularly employs such item writing workshops to obtain insight from Linux professionals on the development of LPI's certification program. If you are interested in participating and would like additional information on this workshop please send LPI an email.

Jon 'maddog' Hall will be the keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2011. If you are an existing LPIC holder please feel free to share with "maddog" stories on how Linux certification has assisted your career as he is always looking for material for his LPI blog: "Community Corner".

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 290,000 exams and 95,000 LPIC certifications around the world.


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.

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