LPI und Canonical starten Special Promotion für Zertifizierungen

(Sacramento, CA, USA: May 19, 2009) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, and Canonical (http://www.canonical.com), sponsor of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, announced a new discounted voucher program for the LPIC-1 and Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) exams. The promotional program enables candidates to purchase a voucher bundle for the LPI-101, LPI-102 and the LPI-199 exams at USD $120 each--a savings of over 20%.

"This is an excellent opportunity for candidates to earn both their LPIC-1 and Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) certifications. Furthermore as we now have new LPIC-1 exams this combined certification status will enable successful candidates to demonstrate that they have in-demand skills and knowledge in today's competitive employment environment," said Jim Lacey, President and CEO of LPI.

"This combined effort from LPI and Canonical demonstrates the strength of the cooperative efforts of Open Source technology organizations. Together we can advance the cause of Open Source professionalism while providing real benefits to our respective communities," said Billy Cina, Canonical's Training Programme Manager.

To obtain the UCP certification a Linux professional must pass three exams, each costing approximately USD $160 (depending on regional exam pricing and exchange rates to local currencies). These three exams include LPI-101 and LPI-102, for the LPIC-1 certification, and LPI-199 for the UCP certification. However Canonical and the Linux Professional Institute have joined together to create a promotional "bundle" whereby the exams are available to candidates at the special price of USD $120 per exam if they are purchased together.

Exam candidates wishing to participate in this special promotional program are invited to contact local LPI affiliates (see www.lpi.org/eng/global_partners/local_lpi_organizations) or the Ubuntu Training Team (see: http://www.ubuntu.com/training/exams). Information on prepratory training for the exams is also available from LPI affiliates and the Ubuntu Training Team. For information on how to take the UCP or LPIC exams please see: http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification/faq/


For more information on the Ubuntu Certified Professional or LPIC-1 certifications, refer to: www.ubuntu.com/training or www.lpi.org/eng/certification/the_lpic_program

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 in more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered close to 200,000 exams and over 65,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. 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 Canonical Ltd:

Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24x7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world.

Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com.