From Arcade Games to High-End Linux Teaching: Jean Tomáz
August 22, 2023 – Greetings! I’m Jean Tomáz from Catalão in the state of Goiás, Brazil. My journey into the technological world began during my teenage years, fueled by a passion for arcade games. One fateful day, I stumbled upon a magazine promising to let me “play any arcade game on your computer.” Thrilled, I saved up to buy a computer for running game emulators. As I encountered challenges with the emulator, my curiosity led me to troubleshoot and delve deeper into the world of computers. Maybe I didn’t know yet, but it was the beginning of a long relationship that became a career.
–Jean Tomáz, Brazil, Web Development Essentials, LPIC-3
From USB Modems to FOSS: Roberto Guido’s Journey
June 18, 2023 – Hello everyone, Roberto here! My relationship with Linux started quite unexpectedly, all because of an ADSL USB modem. I was 16 years old when I got my first PC, and shortly after that, I learned about Linux from a magazine that came with a CD of Caldera Linux.
–Roberto Guido, Italy
How LPI’s Certifications Shaped My Career: Lilia Sfaxi
June 6, 2023 – As a passionate computer science teacher, I have always advocated for the use of Linux in the classroom. Its reliability, versatility, and widespread adoption in the industry make it an ideal choice for aspiring professionals. Little did I know that my enthusiasm for Linux would lead me on a transformative path toward obtaining certifications and discovering the value of my knowledge. In this blog post, I want to share my journey and the pivotal role that the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) played in shaping my career.
–Lilia Sfaxi, Tunisia, LPIC-2
A growing career in cybersecurity: Isabela Fedrigo
May 11, 2023 – Meet Isabela Fedrigo, who recently took the Linux Essentials certificate. Isabela is at the beginning of her career in cybersecurity, but her story with GNU/Linux and with free and open source software (FOSS) is already a long one: We could almost trace it to her DNA!
–Isabela Fedrigo, Brazil, Linux Essentials
How Linux changed my life: Sam "Si" Wachira
April 21, 2023 – 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.
–Sam “Si” Wachira, Scotland, LPIC-2
A Linux Learner and Teacher: Hamdy Abou El Anein
January 10, 2023 – Meet Hamdy Abou El Anein from Switzerland: Senior Linux System Engineer, writer, and fan and advocate for Linux and open source.
–Hamdy Abou El Anein, Switzerland, LPIC-2
Alex Muñoz Carmona: From LPI certificate to system administration
July 26, 2022 – Alex Muñoz Carmona did his compulsory studies at INS Guinovarda in Piera, Catalonia. After finishing school, he took the LPI exam that qualified him to receive the Linux Essentials certificate, which he gives credit for helping him win his first professional position as system administrator at the SEAT automobile company. The following interview explains the tools Alex uses in his work and the value of LPI certification.
19 Years, 13 IT Certifications: Meet Angel Sayani
July 19, 2022 – In searching for and sharing great stories from the Linux and Open Source worldwide community, we were delighted to come across Angel Sayani, a young–19 years old–IT professional with 13 certifications under her belt. among them Linux Essentials, with LPIC-1 on its way.
Ghassen Aouinti: Scaling IT skills through LPI’s certifications
July 7, 2022 – “I am Ghassen Aouinti, an IT engineer who spent many years managing my information system with traditional tools and then using software with monolithic architectures, sometimes quite complicated to implement.”
Six years from student to eLearning platform founder
March 15, 2021 – “… I wanted to give to my academy platform the same consistency. This is the reason why now Masterdemy is now an LPI Partner: to promote Linux and Open Source to people in my country. As everything in my career started with Linux, I want to create the same opportunity in Linux and open source to other people, providing them a chance to change their own lives.
Tola Leng, founder of Masterdemy, LPI Training Partner
Each level builds upon the foundation of Linux administration
October 7, 2020 – “I started my journey with the previous edition of the CompTIA Linux+ certification. If you passed that certification, you received the LPIC-1 certification too. I chose this route because I use Linux everyday at work and at home, and I would like to further my career into more Linux roles. Plus, LPI covers topics I either do daily or will need to do later. That’s why I continue through the LPIC path. Each level builds upon the foundation of Linux administration.”
–Brittany Gates, United States, LPIC-1
LPI has changed my life and helped me in pursuing my goals
August 14, 2020 – “I’m Mehdi Hamidi, a DevOps Specialist with 5 years of work experience in System Administration and DevOps. I believe my current position grew from of a change in direction I took early in my education. And I think I have been lucky in my life. … I am very happy to share my story about how LPI has changed my life and helped me in pursuing my goals.
–Mehdi Hamidi, Iran, LPIC-1
Within a week of getting my first Linux certification, I got a job as a Support Technician
“It took me approximately a year to complete all three exams (LPIC-1 [101 and 102] and Linux Essentials) but within a week of getting my first Linux certification, I got a job as a Support Technician, at Silicon Mechanics – where I currently work, but now as a Senior Support Technician.” Read Adam’s Full Story Here
— Adam, Washington, Senior Support Technician, LPIC-1
I definitely grew with the tasks
“Linux users are known to be very committed, going beyond just a job. And those who participate in community projects additionally gain valuable soft skills and management experience. My own contributions led me through the stages LPI alumni and LPI staff member to a seat in LPI’s Board of Directors. Working in the LPI team and communicating with interested parties is much fun, and I definitely grew with the tasks. Actually, my hobbyhorse silently became a second career path. So, voluntary work like this can be very rewarding. I’m sure personnel managers will appreciate it, too.”
–Torsten Scheck, Germany, Software Engineer, LPIC-1
A superb way to really get to know the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux
“I’m a software developer who has spent the majority of his career writing programs for Windows systems. I gained my LPI Level 1 certification through self-study, and found that working through the vsyllabus was a superb way for me to really get to know the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux. I would recommend the LPI certification to any developer who wants get up to speed quickly on GNU/Linux systems.”
-Dafydd Walters, United Kingdom, Sun Certified Java Developer and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
I needed a tool to differentiate myself and make me more reliable to our customers
“… Working in a crowded IT market, I needed a tool to differentiate myself and make me more reliable to our customers who customarily required certifications in other operating systems. In addition, every time it became more difficult (for them) to find professionals with good Linux knowledge….”
–Pablo Pessagno, Argentina, LPIC-1
I chose LPIC because of its vendor-neutrality
“…When I first wanted to certify my Linux skills I chose LPIC because of its vendor-neutrality. I felt that the Exam Objectives were very well thought out and the exams were very challenging in a practical sense….”
–Rahim Virani, Canada, Dipl. CSP, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, Comptia A+
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