Now, LPI's Linux Essentials in North America
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.