(Sacramento, CA, USA) – The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization, announced that they are joining the Information Technology Certification Council’s (ITCC: http://www.itcertcouncil.org/) “TechCertRegistry”. This service is a first-of-its-kind Web-based credential registry for the IT industry and allows IT candidates, certification program managers and employers, to aggregate, validate and verify IT credentials from participating members. The ITCC “TechCertRegistry” (http://www.itcertcouncil.org/ITCCTechCertRegistry.aspx) is a voluntary program for both participating certification providers and IT professionals. The “TechCertRegistry” permits IT professionals to manage all of their certifications using a single account and unique ID which works for all participating certifications and testing providers. As such, IT professionals can easily aggregate certifications from multiple organizations in a single, secure report and present a full credential portfolio to employers and other parties. “LPI has always been interested in any forward-looking initiative that increases the value of certification for our professionals. This initiative will enable our alumni to showcase their Linux credentials along with other IT skills and certifications. In addition, we are pleased about the voluntary aspect of this initiative–our certification holders will be able to decide for themselves their level of participation. We believe this new service will greatly assist Linux professionals in demonstrating their skills and knowledge to both employers and prospective clients,” said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute. The ITCC “TechCertRegistry” also offers numerous benefits to administrators of certification programs and to employers of IT professionals: certification programs can reduce verification costs through the elimination of manual processes and increase the value of their program through association with other credentials and reduce fraud; whereas employers will be able to instantly verify a candidate’s credentials, making it easier and more cost-effective to find and hire qualified candidates. “I’m thrilled that LPI has made the decision to join the “TechCertRegistry” and I welcome them to this program. The “TechCertRegistry” as a service becomes even more valuable as additional certification providers, like LPI, join. Now Citrix, Novell, HP, IBM, and LPI certificants will be able to aggregate, view, and publish one portfolio that reflects all of these credentials,” said Julieann Scalisi, ITCC Chair and Managing Director of Global Education for Citrix. For more information on ITCC’s credential “TechCertRegistry” please see: http://www.itcertcouncil.org/ITCCTechCertRegistry.aspx LPI alumni who are interested in participating in the “TechCertRegistry” initiative may go to http://www.lpi.org/tcr 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 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 290,000 exams and 95,000 LPIC certifications around the world.
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 the ITCC
The Information Technology Certification Council (ITCC) was established in 2007 by leading industry organizations focused on IT certifications committed to growing professional certifications, recognizing the need for a qualified workforce to support the world’s technology needs. The ITCC is a resource for employers, government officials, academia, and individuals seeking information about the many benefits of IT certification. The council establishes industry best practices, markets the value of certification, exam security and other certification issues the Council identifies. Members of the ITCC include: Certiport, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Inc., EXIN International, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kaplan, LPI (Linux Professional Institute), Microsoft, Novell, Prometric, Pearson VUE.