Linux Professional Institute offers "beta" Security exams at LinuxWorld Utrecht

(Sacramento, USA: October 30, 2008) The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), will offer discounted certification exams at LinuxWorld Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 12 - 13, 2008 for their popular LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 certification programs.  In addition "beta" exams for the new LPIC-3 "Security" elective will be offered free to participating LPIC alumni interested in assisting with the development of this enterprise-level speciality exam.

During LinuxWorld exam labs will be held at "Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Zaal 13" on November 12 -13th at 10:00 a.m. and 14:00 p.m. LPI exams 101, 102, 201, 202, and 302 will be available at 70,- EUR (a 50% discount) and LPI 301 (LPIC-3 Certification exam) will be available at 90,- EUR. All exams are in English.

LPI also invites interested Linux professionals to volunteer to write the "beta" exam for the new LPIC-3 "Security" elective (LPI-303) presently under development.  These "beta" exams are available free of charge. As with the "beta" exam process during the development of the LPIC-3 certification exam (LPI-301) and the LPIC-3 "Mixed Environment" speciality elective (LPI-302) this volunteer effort will enable LPI to test this new high level "Security" elective exam for quality, accuracy and relevancy.  The LPI-303 exam is scheduled for release in February 2009. Similar "beta" exam labs are being planned for events around the world and will involve approximately 200 Linux professionals. Details on the LPI-303 "Security" elective for the LPIC-3 certification program can be found at LPI's public twiki (please see:
group.lpi.org/publicwiki/bin/view/Examdev/LPIC-303 ).  LPI also
invites Linux professionals and industry representatives to provide
input on the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the LPI-303 "Security" elective https://www.lpi.org/caf/Xamdev/jta .


LPI exam candidates must obtain an LPI ID number at www.lpi.org/caf/Xamman/register and bring valid photo identification and their LPI ID number to the exam lab. Due to limited seating at the event candidates for all exams including the "beta" LPI-303 exam are advised to pre-register at: http://lpievent.lpice.eu
All exams must be paid for in cash.

LPI-Central Europe will also host an information booth during LinuxWorld
Utrecht at "Jaarbeurs Utrecht", Hall 9, Booth # A007.  Klaus Behrla will
also speak at the LinuxWorld "Open Source Pavilion"
(http://sites.vnuexhibitions.com/sites/acquisitie_linux-world_nl/en/page.asp?
module=pages&type=item&id=20667) on the new partner program for LPI-Central Europe: "LPI Certified Solution Provider". For more information on this program please see:
http://www.lpi-solution.eu/index.php?id=20&L=1

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 more than 195,000 exams and
62,000 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.

Media Contact:

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
Email: slamberton@lpi.org
Web: www.lpi.org
Telephone: +1-905-269-0862