LPI Hosts Exam Labs at SUSECon 2013

(Sacramento, CA, USA: October 23, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, will offer its popular LPIC-1 certification exams at SUSECon 2013, November 12-15, 2013, at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (http://www.susecon.com/). Both LPIC-1 exams will be available free of charge to paid conference attendees through the SUSECon scholarship program.

"Building upon our successful experience at SUSECon last year, LPI is pleased to be a silver sponsor of this year's event. The global demand for IT professionals with proven skills in Linux and Open Source Software is growing and has even accelerated as these skills are fundamental to the rapidly developing technology environments of Cloud and Big Data. The SUSECon scholarship program enables conference attendees to earn the certifications that demonstrate those skills at no cost while also participating in any number of state-of-the-art educational sessions," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. Mr. Lacey added that exam candidates that successfully complete both exams (LPI-101 and LPI-102) of the LPIC-1 certification are also automatically eligible to receive their SUSE CLA certification.

For more information on the LPIC-1/SUSE CLA partnership program see: http://www.lpi.org/cla

Exam labs for the LPIC-1 exams will be available at SUSECon 2013 as follows:

  • Thursday, Nov 14, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thursday, Nov 14, 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Friday, Nov 15, 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Exam labs will be held at the SUSECon testing center at the Coronado Springs Resort (Room Coronado "M"). To participate in the exam labs candidates must bring valid photo ID and obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area: http://www.lpi.org/register

Each of the LPIC-1 exams (LPI-101 and LPI-102) takes 90 minutes to complete and exam candidates may choose to take one or both of the exams during any of the exam lab sessions. Details on the LPIC-1 exams are available at: http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/programs/lpic-1

"As Linux continues to gain momentum in the enterprise there is a growing demand for in-house Linux skills. Certifications from the Linux Professional Institute are an ideal way for IT professionals to demonstrate those highly demanded skills," said Michael Miller, VP of global alliances and marketing, SUSE. "This is the second year that LPI is participating in SUSECon and we are pleased to make their exams available free of charge to registered conference attendees through our SUSECon scholarship program."

LPI will also host an exam cram session during SUSECon to assist conference attendees in preparing for the LPI-101 exam: "LPI EXAMCRAM - Preparing for the LPI 101 Exam" is on Wednesday, Nov 13, from 1:00 PM - 5:15 in Room Coronado "T" of the Coronado Springs Resort. Ross Brunson, LPI Director of Member Services and author of the popular "LPIC-1 Exam Cram" book (QUE Publishing) will be leading the session. Mr. Brunson is also a former Linux Solutions Specialist with Novell.

Conference attendees are invited to obtain additional information on LPI's programs from LPI staff at booth #105 in the exhibition hall during SUSECon 2013.

LPI alumni and friends are also eligible for $100 discount when registering for SUSECon by entering registration code LPISC13 during registration at: https://event.susecon.com/

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 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 370,000+ exams and 135,000+ 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.

About SUSE:

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit http://www.suse.com.

About SUSECon 2013:

SUSECon 2013 (http://www.susecon.com/) is four days of everything Linux plus the latest open source technologies such as cloud computing, big data and Linux-based data center platforms. SUSECon 2013 will feature keynotes by SUSE and partner executives, along with technical sessions, technology showcases and opportunities to interact with other enterprise Linux users and providers.

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