Now, LPI's Linux Es­sen­tials in North Amer­ica

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Dur­ing the Lin­uxFest 2012 in Colum­bus, Ohio, the Linux Pro­fes­sional ,QVWLWXWH (/3,), WKH ZRUOG'V SUHPLHU /LQXx FHUWL­fiFDWLRQ RUJDQLVDWLRQ, an­nounced that LPI's Linux Es­sen­tials pro­gramme that mea­sures foun­da­tional

knowl­edge in Linux and Open Source Soft­ware is now avail­able in North Amer­ica. Linux Es­sen­tials was ini­tially re­leased as a pi­lot pro­gramme in Europe, the Mid­dle East and Africa, but due to pop­u­lar de­mand has now been launched in North Amer­ica.

Tar­geted at new tech­nol­ogy users, the Linux Es­sen­tials pro­gramme has been adopted by schools, ed­u­ca­tional au­thor­i­ties, train­ing cen­tres and oth­ers across the re­gions men­tioned.

The Linux Es­sen­tials pro­gramme has been un­der de­vel­op­ment by LPI for ap­prox­i­mately two years and in­cludes the par­tic­i­pa­tion of qual­i­fi­ca­tion au­thor­i­ties, aca­demic part­ners, pri­vate train­ers, pub­lish­ers, gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions, vol­un­teer IT pro­fes­sion­als, and Linux and Open Source ex­perts. The sin­gle Linux Es­sen­tials' exam leads to a 'Cer­tifi­cate of Achieve­ment' recog­nis­ing knowl­edge of the fol­low­ing sub­ject mat­ters: The Linux Community and a Ca­reer in Open Source Pop­u­lar Oper­at­ing Sys­tems and Ma­jor Open Source Ap­pli­ca­tions Un­der­stand­ing Open Source Soft­ware and Li­cens­ing Linux Com­mand Line Ba­sics, Files and Scripts An on­line exam will also be con­ducted ei­ther through LPI or part­ner In­ter­net-based test­ing (IBT) in­sti­tu­tions.

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