New Linux Online Training: Linux New Media AG Launches English Language LPI Training Portal with Video Streaming

(Munich and Kassel, Germany: October 4, 2010)  The Linux New Media learning portal, Linux Magazine Academy, offers online training courses in English to prepare candidates for the LPI certification exams: http://academy.linux-magazine.com. Completely new for the English language videos, the double-screen streaming solution shows the trainers simultaneously with their presentation material.

Available Since March 2009 for the German Language Market

Since March 2009, the Linux New Media publishers have successfully presented the LPI certification online training  for the German language market. Several hundred participants have already taken advantage of the online training, so the publishers decided to extend the unique learning platform to the English language market.

The coursework will be in the form of two concurrent video screens -- one screen shows the trainer, and a second screen shows the presentation monitor on which the trainer is working. This allows participants to see the trainer's Linux command-line entries while also following along with exercises and examples.

Brian Osborn, chairman of Linux New Media AG, says, "As the world's largest content provider for Linux and open source, we provide an exceptional opportunity to disseminate knowledge about our core subject via our online training. The more Linux is used in IT systems across the globe, the more important professional Linux know-how becomes, and the LPIC certification is a vital prerequisite for career success. With online training from the Linux Magazine Academy, students can prepare for the LPIC exams in a fast, flexible and affordable manner." 

LPIC-1 Course with Author and Trainer Ross Brunson

The Linux New Media portal launches with two preparatory courses for the LPI-101 and LPI-102 exams. Passing the exams is a prerequisite for the worldwide accepted qualification for the Linux Professional Institute Certificate 1, or LPIC-1. The instructor for both courses is professional trainer Ross Brunson. Among his many achievements, Ross Brunson has been director for Unix and Linux training at Training Camp and senior enablement engineer for Novell/SUSE, Inc. In the U.S., he has been a frequent Linux instructor over the years and shares his knowledge in his book for the LPIC-1. Highly rated by participants and LPI alike, Ross Brunson presents the material competently and with flair.

The Linux Magazine Academy online training consists of clearly defined modules specified by LPI, which helps participants learn the expected material step by step so they can pass the exams.  Linux Magazine Academy's trainer provides certification candidates with a free video introduction about how to best prepare for the certification exams. 

Linux Magazine Academy with Comprehensive Supplementary Material

In addition to the online training, the Linux Magazine Academy provides further important relevant material. Participants will find supplementary exercises and examples of exam content. They can also profit from the many publications and other resources in the field. The international Linux Magazine provides free articles and links to relevant videos and other content in its worldwide commitment to the open source community.

Timely and Cost-Saving

Participants can call up LPIC training on global Web platforms, which makes the training timely and location-independent. The only prerequisite is a browser with Flash Player installed.

Each course is available for the special price of 199 Euro (currently 169 British pounds or 269 US dollars) until November 15, 2010. After November 15, courses cost 299 Euro (currently 249 pounds or 399 dollars), tax included. The course package for LPIC-1 consists of the LPI-101 and LPI-102 courses, for which an additional cost savings is available at the rate of 399 Euros (currently 339 GBP or 539 USD) until November 15, 2010. After November 15, courses cost 499 Euros (currently 419 GBP or 659 USD).

"At LPI Central Europe we are thrilled about the highly interesting extension of the course material spectrum for the LPI exam preparation that Linux New Media AG is addressing," says Reiner Brandt, managing director of LPI Central Europe. "LPI essentially leaves it up to the candidates to select the most suitable training courses. Without a doubt, many candidates who expect flexible, modern preparation methods will opt for the new learning portal. Our LPI Approved Training Partners will thereby be able to provide their customers with useful extensions to their training materials as found in the training portal's blended learning methodology," Brandt goes on to say.


About Linux New Media AG:
Linux New Media AG, founded 1999, is the world's largest and most successful Linux and open source content provider. The company, with offices located around the world, publishes more than 30 magazines and online portals focusing on open source. The publications range from the German Linux-Magazin, Technical Review, LinuxUser and EasyLinux to separate issues in Spain, Poland and Brazil. Printed and online magazines in English include Linux Magazine – known in the USA as Linux Pro Magazine --, Ubuntu User and ADMIN Magazine. Linux New Media provides live streaming from industry events and organizes the Open Source Forum at CeBIT and LinuxCon in Brazil.

Contact:
Linux New Media AG
Britta Wuelfing
Putzbrunner Str. 71
81379 Munich
GERMANY
Phone: +49 89 99 34 11 18
Fax: +49 89 99 34 11 99
academy(at)linux-magazine.com
bwuelfing(at)linux-magazine.com


About LPI Central Europe:
As a Master Affiliate LPI Central Europe represents the Linux Professional Institute in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland and Switzerland. 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 September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. 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 260,000 exams and 87,000 LPIC certifications around the world. 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.
For further information on the web please visit http://www.lpice.eu

Contact:
LPI Central Europe
Klaus Behrla
Karthaeuserstr. 8
34117 Kassel
GERMANY
Phone: +49 561 80700-50
Fax: +49 561 80700-20
behrla(at)lpice.eu
www.lpice.eu