Historically, LPI has the world’s largest customer base of FOSS skilled IT professionals, and we know the knowledge level of each of the 700,000+ candidates who have taken a certification exam with us. According to our core mission, we are supposed to assist our certification holders, candidates, members and other IT professionals to ascend in their IT careers.
Considering all that, it was a natural movement to create a partner program that could bridge the gap between the individuals we certify and companies who are using open source and looking for competence acquisition in that area. Thus, the Hiring Partner Program was born! Its mission is to fix the shortage of FOSS skilled labor in organizations, both by offering expert job candidates and by training and certifying existing staff in their IT departments.