Institute (LPI) today announced the next locations in a series of
events designed to introduce its new Level 2 certification program."
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 12:32:34 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org For your information - I thought I'd pass our press release along, to encourage you all to take our Level 2 extended exam. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Wilma Silbermann Executive Assistant email@example.com 905 874 4822 ___________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; One Day Events In Seoul, Atlanta and Toronto Offer Intermediate Level Linux Certification Exams for $15 BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, October 1 -- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) today announced the next locations in a series of one-day events designed to introduce its new Level 2 certification program. The events, to take place in Atlanta Georgia (USA) on October 9 and in Toronto (Canada) October 10, allow participants to take the complete Level 2 LPI exam for $15 in Atlanta and $25(Canadian) in Toronto. The first such event took place September 20 in Seoul, hosted by Korean Linux distributor WowLinux. The Atlanta event October 9 is co-hosted by LPI sponsor IBM and the Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. The Toronto event, October 10, is hosted by LPI sponsor Starnix Inc. "These events are a great demonstration of what LPI is all about," said LPI President Chuck Mead. "As a non-profit organization, LPI's aim has always been to make our program as globally accessible as possible. But we're also very concerned with having the program relevant, challenging, and based on sound psychometrics. These events allow us to offer a preliminary version of the Level 2 exam which both minimizes costs to test-takers and helps us validate the program." The LPI Level 2 beta exam is also available worldwide until mid-October, for $85 (USD) through the VUE network of testing centers. After the beta period is over, Level 2 will be offered as two exams costing $100 (USD) each. Designed to demonstrate knowledge of professionals with 3-4 years of experience, Level 2 covers 14 subject areas defined according to an extensive Job Task Analysis study conducted worldwide. Any organization of 20 or more people interested in hosting a similar event is invited to contact Kara Pritchard, LPI Director of Exam Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. About LPI The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional certification the Linux operating system independent of software vendors or training providers. Established as an international nonprofit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators. LPI's activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active public involvement through mailing lists and its website at http://www.lpi.org. LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally through 2,700 test centers operated by Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), a division of NCS. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Linuxcare, Maxspeed, SGI (NYSE: SGI), SuSE Linux AG and TurboLinux as well as the Gold Sponsors Hewlett- Packard (NYSE: HWP) and Wave Technologies. The Atlanta event, co-hosted by LPI sponsor IBM and the Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts, will take place October 9 at the Atlanta Hilton & Towers, 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta. For more information or to register for the event, contact James P Kinney at (770) 493-8244 or email@example.com. The Toronto event, hosted by LPI sponsor Starnix Inc, will take place at Starnix's offices at 175 Commerce Valley Drive West, Suite 310, Thornhill. For more information or to register contact Wilma Silbermann at (905) 874-4822 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Objectives for the LPI Level 2 program can be found at: http://www.lpi.org/p-L2-obj-pre.html. Other information on LPI may be obtained at http://www.lpi.org. Information on the VUE testing network is at http://www.vue.com. "Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. "Linux Professional Institute" is a trademark of Linux Professional Institute, Inc. CONTACT Chuck Mead, President 919-522-0051 (mobile) email@example.com Evan Leibovitch, Board Chair 416-998-3914 (mobile) 905-771-0017 (office) firstname.lastname@example.org