Invitation to the press conference of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) at CeBIT 2012, Hannover, Germany, on Tuesday, 6 March at 3 pm at the Convention Center, room Hamburg

Duration of the press conference: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Language: English

Title / Topic:
"Linux Essentials": An introductory program on Linux and Open Source Software

The Linux Professional Institute will announce a "first-of-its-kind" program to support youth and others new to the world of Linux and Open Source

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier professional Linux certification organization ( will announce an innovative "first-of-its-kind" program for the academic sector, youth and others new to the world of Linux and Open Source technology.

This program will offer a "Certificate of Achievement" recognizing entry-level knowledge of the Free and Open Source Software ecosystem. The program has been developed in partnership with IT professionals, training organizations, qualification authorities, and academic organizations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will be available June 2012 in those regions.

"Linux Essentials" will prepare the next generation to fill increasing shortages of workers in today’s mixed IT environments and assist governments and educational authorities to bring Linux and Open Source to the classroom.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) will take part at CeBIT 2012 with an infostand at hall 26, stand no. C54.

Media Contact:
Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute