The Linux Professional Institute, the world's premier Linux certification organization, will offer its popular LPIC-1 certification exams at SUSECon 2013, November 12-15, 2013, at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Both LPIC-1 exams will be available free of charge to paid conference attendees through the SUSECon scholarship program.
"Building upon our successful experience at SUSECon last year, LPI is pleased to be a silver sponsor of this year's event. The global demand for IT professionals with proven skills in Linux and Open Source Software is growing and has even accelerated as these skills are fundamental to the rapidly developing technology environments of Cloud and Big Data. The SUSECon scholarship program enables conference attendees to earn the certifications that demonstrate those skills at no cost while also participating in any number of state-of-the-art educational sessions," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.
Mr.Lacey added that exam candidates that successfully complete both exams (LPI-101 and LPI-102) of the LPIC-1 certification are also automatically eligible to receive their SUSE CLA certification.
For more information on the LPIC-1/SUSE CLA partnership program see:
Exam labs for the LPIC-1 exams will be available at SUSECon 2013 as follows:
* Thursday, Nov 14, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
* Thursday, Nov 14, 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
* Friday, Nov 15, 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Exam labs will be held at the SUSECon testing center at the Coronado Springs Resort (Room Coronado "M"). To participate in the exam labs candidates must bring valid photo ID and obtain an LPI ID at LPI's registration area: http://www.lpi.org/register
Each of the LPIC-1 exams (LPI-101 and LPI-102) takes 90 minutes to complete and exam candidates may choose to take one or both of the exams during any of the exam lab sessions. Details on the LPIC-1 exams are available at: http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/programs/lpic-1
"As Linux continues to gain momentum in the enterprise there is a growing demand for in-house Linux skills. Certifications from the Linux Professional Institute are an ideal way for IT professionals to demonstrate those highly demanded skills," said Michael Miller, VP of global alliances and marketing, SUSE. "This is the second year that LPI is participating in SUSECon and we are pleased to make their exams available free of charge to registered conference attendees through our SUSECon scholarship program."
LPI will also host an exam cram session during SUSECon to assist conference attendees in preparing for the LPI-101 exam: "LPI EXAMCRAM - Preparing for the LPI 101 Exam" is on Wednesday, Nov 13, from 1:00 PM - 5:15 in Room Coronado "T" of the Coronado Springs Resort. Ross Brunson, LPI Director of Member Services and author of the popular "LPIC-1 Exam Cram" book (QUE Publishing) will be leading the session. Mr. Brunson is also a former Linux Solutions Specialist with Novell.
Conference attendees are invited to obtain additional information on LPI's programs from LPI staff at booth #105 in the exhibition hall during SUSECon 2013.
LPI alumni and friends are also eligible for $100 discount when registering for SUSECon by entering registration code LPISC13 during registration.
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 at more than 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 370,000+ exams and 135,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.