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Become an LPI Member and Set Our Future Direction

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 … Weiterlesen

A Tech Trainer Discovers the Security Essentials Certificate

More than a decade ago, while preparing to take my very first technology certificate exam (the LPIC-1, as it happened), I learned something new about the entire certificate process. Now, I was no stranger to the education world at that … Weiterlesen

Stepping up to Your Personal Security Role

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 … Weiterlesen

Open Source Myth: That It Has a Higher Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

This myth has been long-standing. Proprietary vendors would acknowledge that there were license fees associated with their software, but would point to the costs of migrating, re-training users, and higher wages and scarcity of comparable software support due to fewer … Weiterlesen

Why Seek an LPI Security Essentials Certificate?

IT security is more important than ever. We are all, as individuals and as organizations, exposed to IT security threats. Therefore, every computer user needs information about protecting computers and data. This goal prompted LPI to create the Security Essentials … Weiterlesen

Community Event Creates a Vision for Empowerment

Jumping Bean, a computer consulting firm located in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, received an unusual phone call in late 2022. Parents of students at a local high school, consisting predominantly of previously disadvantaged students, asked the organization to … Weiterlesen

Open Source Myth: That Intruders Can More Easily Find Flaws

People who think that open source suffers from poor quality often air this myth as well. It seems superficially to make sense, because malicious attackers can read open code and find bugs they can exploit. These bugs are often called … Weiterlesen

A Sysadmin Takes the LPI Security Essentials Exam

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) officially launched its newest certificate, Security Essentials. As an official training partner, I had the opportunity to participate in the beta phase of the exam, and thus get to know it better and contribute my impressions. … Weiterlesen

Why Everyone Should Know Security Essentials

LPI has just released the Security Essentials certificate. Our interest in this topic is not arbitrary: These days, IT security news is ubiquitous. Every day, someone’s data is encrypted for ransom, personal information is copied, and new security vulnerabilities are … Weiterlesen

Open Source Myth: That It Will Be Incompatible With the Software Colleagues Use

People who spread fear through this myth are enforcing a software monoculture, which is just as bad for organizations as crop monocultures are for agriculture. Most companies nowadays use open formats, so colleagues won’t even notice if you’re using an … Weiterlesen

Open Source Myth: That Open Source Has Poor Quality

This myth assumes that proprietary companies invest a lot of effort in ensuring that their code is correct and secure, whereas open source projects don’t. But bugs and security flaws turn up in both proprietary and open source code. In … Weiterlesen

Examining Myths That Hold People Back From Open Source Software

What’s making you hesitate to take advantage of free and open source software? Advocates for free software praise the ability of GNU/Linux to extend the life of old hardware and support an enormous range of systems; the customizations offered by … Weiterlesen