LPI Launches Linux Essentials at "Tech Learning Day" in Spain

(Sacramento, CA, USA: April 16, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that its affiliate LPI-Spain (http://www.lpi.org.es/) will be participating in the first “Tech Learning Day“ hosted by PUE (Proyecto Universidad Empresa/University Enterprise Project: http://www.pue.es/lpi), May 7th in Madrid, Spain at the NH Eurobuilding Hotel.

PUE is Spain's leading agency in the development of IT training and certification. LPI-Spain will be announcing the launch of LPI's Linux Essentials program in that country during "Tech Learning Day".

"PUE has demonstrated exemplary leadership in just a few short years in promoting Linux education and LPI certification. During that time PUE, in cooperation with LPI-Spain, has added over 20 training partners to LPI's global partnership network. PUE's adoption of Linux Essentials throughout their academic program will ensure that Linux and Open Source Software is accessible by an even larger community of students and the general public in Spain," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. Mr. Lacey also noted that PUE has a network of over 300 academic institutions within Spain.

"Tech Learning Day" will present the latest developments in ICT educational solutions within the field of training and certification and will bring together top-ranking experts in IT certification including representatives of Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, LPI, VMware, Comptia, Zentyal and Scrum. Speakers at the event will present on such subjects as Networking, Virtualization, Operating System Management, Application Development, Database Management and a variety of educational solutions for providing internationally recognized training programs and certifications.

Featured participants of the event include Mr.Francisco José Martínez, Rector of the University of Huelva (www.uhu.es) and President at Certiuni, the University Certification Platform (http://www.certiuni-crue.org/contents/events/ ) and Ms. María de los Reyes Zatarin, Director-General of the State Employment Public Service (SEPE: http://www.sepe.es/) of the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security.

Further information and event registration is available at: http://events.pue.es/

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 120,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

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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.

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