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Forgive me as I wax nostalgic and go on about our collective lost innocence. Perhaps I should capitalize and italicize the word, "Innocence." You see, I've been doing a lot of soul-searching since the news of IBM purchasing RedHat broke a couple of weeks ago, and even now, it leaves an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach that I can't quite pin down. Do you want to hear something weird? If this had happened ten years ago, I probably wouldn't have blinked. So, why now?. Click the heading to read more.
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LPI is committed to the development of a global standard in Linux certification. We believe that such a certification program must meet the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them. To achieve this goal we have adopted an open, rigorous, and consultative development process which uses both volunteer and hired resources. Our development process is widely recognized and endorsed and has met the strict requirements of independent certification authorities.
The LPI Certification Program is:
- Designed by a community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors and educators
- Challenging: if you don't know the subjects you won't pass
- Accessible and available at thousands of test centres around the world or at special events
- Of high quality: relying on critical input from numerous Linux experts and employing scientific and industry-recognized psychometric processes
- Distribution-neutral: verifying knowledge on any standard Linux system
- Relevant: surveying thousands to determine the skills that need to be tested
- Training-vendor independent: encouraging a variety of methods and approaches to test preparation
- Supported and sponsored by a large number of Linux companies and projects
- A certification the Linux community can respect and be proud of
FROM THE LPI BLOG - On IBM, Microsoft, RedHat, and Loss of Innocence
Before I spend some time dissecting this, I'll point out that while it felt weird when Microsoft bought GitHub, my reaction was more of a "why would they do that?" than "this is the beginning of the end!" Microsoft has spent a lot of time recently in trying to convince us that they love Linux with their "Microsoft hearts Linux" campaign. Even Steve Ballmer, infamous for comparing Linux to a cancer a score of years ago, touted his newfound love for Linux as well.
Meanwhile, not long after the whole "Linux being a cancer" thing, IBM came out with their beautiful Linux Prodigy adsI'll be honest here. Those things still bring a tear to my eyes. If you want to see more of those ads, I'll include a list of them at the end of this article. Way back then, IBM convinced me of their love for Linux. Their history with Linux and open source is excellent. And yet, when I compare this announcement with the earlier GitHub announcement, it feels different. It's not like IBM is going to 'steal' Linux because Linux belongs to everyone. That's the beauty of the open source license under which Linux is distributed. Linux is big business. Let's face it . . . Linux has won the OS wars. READ MORE
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A varied catalog of Linux classes and workshops for Linux developers, system administrators and other technical resources.
Customized Linux training options to meet your specific project and team needs with the wolrd's Linux certification programs
LPI Nigeria's corporate Linux and Open Source training and workshops are both flexible (onsite or offsite, weekends and weekdays) and ideally suited to help organizations of all sizes accomplish their goals, no matter where their teams are located:
- Linux Essentials and Web Services (A Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program)
- DevOps Tools Engineer (LPIC-OT 701)
- Linux System Administrator (LPIC 1)
- Linux Engineer (LPIC 2)
- The Linux Enterprise Professional Certification made up of:
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - Mixed Environment (LPIC-3 300)
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - Security (LPIC-3 303)
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - High Availability and Virtualization (LPIC-3 304)
***You must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order
***You must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
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You can purchase LPI Approved Training Material (LPI-ATM), books from Sybex and Linup Front - Long time developer of LPI courseware
To purchase Sybex Linux Exentials by Roderick Smith or LPI Approved Training Materials (LPI-ATM) in Nigeria, this will help prepare for the latest LPIC1 CONTACT US .
The resources listed below will assist exam candidates in
preparing for their LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams, please check that the materials are inline with the latest LPI objectives.
MANUALS AND ONLINE RESOURCES
"FREE" LPI Linux Server Professional (LPIC1) study materials by Anselm Lingnau - long term developer for LPI courseware
Free Reading materials and videos from theurbanpenguin LPI ATP
Free online exam preparation guide for LPIC-2
IBM's developerWorks LPI certification tutorials. Please confirm that the materials are up to date with present LPI Objectives. Tutorials for our exam objectives for the new LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams are in development.
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LPI Linux LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ Prep
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[LPI-News]:Events this December
(December 2018 LPI Blog, Events, and Exam labs)
Get enlightening information and learn new things from our regularly updated LPI Blog
LPI has a fundamental interest at participating at events promoting Linux and Open Source development initiatives for Linux and Open Source professionals,we work with industry represntatives while also encouraging the development of traditional training programs through our LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP) and LPI Approved Academic Partners (LPI-AAP) to promote our certification as a tool for Linux and Open Source opportunities and advancement.
There are several ways to LPI exam. The normal route of our exams are offered through the test centers for Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE)
LPI Nigeria also hosts LPI PBT(Paper Based/Written Test) exams monthly and also at conferences and events. These are alternative routes to sitting VUE
Upcoming LPI paper Based Exams
Schedule an exam or contact us for more exam dates in November. Students can enjoy academic discount benefit for any of our Paper Based Exams. All you need to do is present a recent ID .