Linux Professional Institute Expands Training Partner Program to over 300 organizations worldwide

(Sacramento, USA: December 13, 2010) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced that in 2010 they had grown their training partner program to include 303 participating organizations—up nearly 10% from this time last year. In addition, LPI added partners in 11 additional countries in 2010: LPI now has training partners in 55 countries around the world.

Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI, noted that in addition to the continuing participation of private training companies in LPI's training partner program there was significant momentum amongst academic organizations over the last two years: "This growth within the academic community is indicative of both our outreach efforts and their recognition of the value added of both Open Source Software and our certification program in preparing their students for a career in IT." Mr. Lacey also noted that government and industry-related accreditation programs for vocational training were also driving this academic trend and cited related announcements over the last year in the UK, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.

Other notable milestones in LPI's training partner program in 2010 include the following:

- ROOTLINUX ( first LPI Approved Training
Partner (LPI-ATP) in Argentina
- Cyprus University Of Technology ( first LPI
Approved Academic Partner (LPI-AAP) in Cyprus
- Phogen LLC ( first LPI-ATP in Kosovo
- University of Balamand ( first LPI-AAP in
- Asia Talk Sdn Bhd ( first LPI-ATP in Malaysia
- Afrique Expertease ( first LPI-ATP in Morocco     
- Computer Warehouse Group ( and Gateway Polytechnic
Saapade ( first LPI-ATPs in Nigeria
- UIP ( first LPI-AAP in Panama
- AAZAM College of Technology ( first LPI-ATP in Pakistan
- CESAE ( first LPI-ATP in Portugal
- Istanbul Technical University ( first LPI-AAP in
- VNLAMP Training Center ( first LPI-ATP in Vietnam

For more information on the benefits of becoming an LPI training partner please contact your local LPI Master Affiliate or Area Operations Manager:

Additional information on the LPI's training partner program can be found at:

Related Training Partner and accreditation stories in 2010:

* LPI recognized by UK education authorities:

* LPI Certification adopted by Public Schools in Spain:

*LPI and Government of Tunisia to certify IT graduates:

*Linux Training provided to drive growth of Open Source professionals in

*LPI partners with Portuguese government agency on Linux certification
and training:

*Vocational Education in the Netherlands adopts LPI

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 over 270,000 exams and 90,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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 September 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