Partnership between LPI and Arcitura Education offers new certification options
Arcitura Education, a global education and certification company, has just formed a partnership with Linux Professional Institute (LPI). Arcitura offers a broad portfolio of vendor-neutral training and accreditation programs in areas that complement LPI, such as digital transformation, DevOps, blockchain, machine learning, Internet-of-Things, cloud computing, Big Data, cybersecurity, and containerization.
Now, LPI members and LPI certification holders can receive discounts on Arcitura eLearning courses and printed study kits. LPI registered users receive a 10% discount, while LPI members receive a 25% discount. Furthermore, LPI members can use Arcitura training and certifications to gain Professional Development Units (PDUs) with LPI and its partners, and thus maintain the members’ LPI certifications and membership.
Arcitura and LPI have much in common, making it convenient for open source software professionals to benefit from this partnership. Both offer highly prized certifications, both use Pearson VUE and the online OnVUE service to run their exams, and both have a global reach. As it happens, both are also headquartered in Canada.
“We are excited about partnering with the Linux Professional Institute,” says Thomas Erl, Founder and CEO of Arcitura Education. “We are looking forward to supporting the LPI community by making high-quality, vendor-neutral training and certification available and accessible to all LPI professionals. While we are all still facing challenges imposed by the pandemic, being able to receive training, take online proctored exams, and become certified from home is something positive we can achieve to advance our self-development and our careers. Complementing LPI training and accreditation with industry-standard, vendor-neutral training and accreditation helps us prepare and become qualified for how the IT industry continues to evolve, advance, and innovate.”
G. Matthew Rice, Executive Director of LPI, is pleased about the new partnership: "The LPI partner program strengthens our work and the reach of the free software and open source community immensely. But we are particularly happy to bring Arcitura Education into our program because they are the first like-minded organization in that role. As a professional organization, we encourage our certification holders and members to broaden their skills and stay up to date with an incredibly fast-moving field through continuous learning. Therefore, we're continually reaching out to find quality partners and educators that can help open source professionals grow."