LPI delivers first computer based Linux Essentials exams in Germany

(Kassel, Germany: July 3, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), delivered the first Linux Essentials exams on a computer-based system in Germany. The first electronic exams had been delivered at a beta test at the LPI ATP training partner Linuxhotel in Essen (http://www.linuxhotel.de/) and at the LPI AAP school partner Elektronikschule in Tettnang (http://www.elektronikschule.de/). The software internet based exams (IBT) had been developed in cooperation between LPI and Yardstick Software Inc. (http://getyardstick.com/) from Edmonton, Canada. Therefore, the new Linux Essentials exams can be delivered on work stations under a Linux Operating system and under a Open Source software stack.

The new Linux Essentials test center locations will be accredited by LPI. The application form for registering a new test center can be downloaded as PDF file from LPI Central Europe's website under: http://www.lpice.eu/de/downloads.html  

Linuxhotel in Essen will offer the Linux Essentials exams continuously on the computer based system. During the current test phase, the next four exams at Linuxhotel can still be delivered free of charge. Interested candidates can contact Linuxhotel directly via e-mail at info@linuxhotel.de. Usually the Linux Essentials exam will cost 65 EUR.

Many LPI AAP school partner like Elektronikschule in Tettnang will include the required objectives into their classes and students will be able to take the test directly at the school. More than 200 Linux Essentials paper-based beta exams have been delivered in Switzerland and Germany in May and June.

About LPI Central Europe:
LPI Central Europe represents the Linux Professional Institute as a Master Affiliate in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

About Linux Professional Institute:
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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