How Linux changed my life: Sam "Si" Wachira

21 April, 2023 - by Sam “Si” Wachira

I've been a computer tinkerer and enthusiast for free and open source software (FOSS) from a young age. When I started out, I had no idea where Linux and FOSS would take me professionally, or that it would play a major part in every day of mine. This posting explains how I got to be a Red Hat staffer, and how Linux Professional Institute (LPI) helped.... Read more

Antonio Perpinan: Open Source Proponent in the Spanish-Speaking World

19 April, 2023 - by Andrew Oram

In the early years of free and open source software–according to Hernán Pachas Magallanes, LPI Account Executives Team Leader–documentation was almost exclusively in English. Because open source is no longer for developers and hackers, and is being promoted widely among populations ranging from elementary schools to the elderly, documentation in each group's native language is desperately needed. Spanish documentation is improving, according to Pachas.... Read more

Become an LPI Member and Set Our Future Direction

5 April, 2023 - by Andrew Oram

As a global organization offering certifications in more than 180 countries, and as a non-profit, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) seeks broad diversity on its Board of Directors. If you have obtained a professional level certification through LPI, you can become an LPI Member and vote for the Board or and even run in the Board elections.... Read more

A Tech Trainer Discovers the Security Essentials Certificate

20 March, 2023 - by David Clinton

More than a decade ago, while preparing to take my very first technology certification exam (the LPIC-1, as it happened), I learned something new about the entire certification process. Now, I was no stranger to the education world at that point: I'd been a high school teacher and administrator for the previous twenty years.... Read more

Stepping up to Your Personal Security Role

13 March, 2023 - by Jay LaCroix

Close your eyes and try to conjure an image or scenario in your mind around the phrase "cybersecurity incident". When you do so, what picture starts to form in your mind? Depending on your background and level of expertise, the image generated by your frontal cortex could very well be completely different from what's imagined by someone else. Yet security is a responsibility that we all share, even though opinions may differ from one person to the next.... Read more