LPI announces HP Hellas as a Training Partner

(Sacramento, CA, USA - Athens, Greece: July 23, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that its affiliate, LPI-Greece (http://www.lpi.org.gr/) recently signed HP Hellas (http://www8.hp.com/gr/el/home.html) as an LPI Approved Training Partner in Greece. HP Hellas is a subsidiary of HP in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

"LPI has a long history of working with HP worldwide, most notably in our Linux certification programs as an accepted requisite within some of their server certifications for IT professionals. This new initiative with HP Hellas is indicative both of the rapid growth of an HP subsidiary and the growing importance of Linux training and certification in Greece," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

For more information on LPI's Approved Training Partner program: http://www.lpi.org/partnerships/training-partners

For more information on LPI's certification standing within the HP Certified Professional Program: http://www2.lpi.org/eng/about_lpi/what_s_new/lpi_certification_approved_as_prerequisite_for_hp_certified_professional_program

"With the dominance of heterogeneous technologies today, IT professionals can derive benefits from education that offers them the necessary skills to work with many different platforms," said John Foutris, Education Consulting & Services Manager at HP Hellas. "We are very excited with this new partnership with LPI as it supports the further improvement of educational services offered by HP and allows us to continue to respond more effectively to the growing demands of the times," added Mr. Foutris.

Konstantinos Boukouvalas, Operations Manager of LPI-Greece had the following comment on the new partnership: "Commencing immediately, the cooperation with HP Hellas will enhance the already existing use of LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 as requisites in the HP Expert One programme. In addition, HP's Certified Training Instructors and the company's RAIL training platform will also play a significant role in the Linux educational process delivered by HP Hellas."

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 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and 125,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

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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 HP:

HP is developing new technology possibilities in order to create a positive impact for businesses, government agencies, consumers and society. HP, the largest technology company in the world, has a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure in order to provide answers to the needs of its customers. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

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