[CLUE-Cert] LPI Press Release at LinuxWorld Expo in NYC today...

Mike Benavides tipsrules99 at attbi.com
Wed Jan 30 19:38:42 MST 2002

Crawford Rainwater wrote:

>Some answers below...
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: clue-cert-admin at clue.denver.co.us
>>[mailto:clue-cert-admin at clue.denver.co.us]On Behalf Of Michael Robbert
>>Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 3:52 PM
>>To: clue-cert at clue.denver.co.us
>>Subject: Re: [CLUE-Cert] LPI Press Release at LinuxWorld Expo in NYC
>>Is LPI trying to replace SAIR? I checked SAIR's site and they 
>>don't have any mention of
>>this and no indication that they are going away. Or is this just 
>>a MS type strategy move to
>>get more people with their cert in hand so that if becomes the 
>>de-facto standard?
>>Isn't/wasn't SAIR supposed to be at Linuxworld giving away exams 
>>again like they have in
>>the past? I don't remember for sure.
>SAIR was scheduled to be at the LinuxWorld Expo, but withdrew
>at the last minute.  I am not at liberty to tell why, nor do I
>really know, you would have to ask SAIR on that one.
>As for LPI's intentions, I am guessing they are trying to move
>more folks over from SAIR presently since they also are putting
>out their Level 2 material now as well.  SAIR introduced their
>Level 2 material at the last expo, and was tentatively going to
>offer the exams and review sessions at this one.
>I think LPI will be around for a bit, they do not seem to have
>that career dissipation light on at the moment.  They are pretty
>big outside the US is my understanding (in both Europe and Asia)
>and trying to get a basis in the US.  SAIR on the reverse is 
>pretty big in the US, some in Europe, not much in Asia.
><personal rant>
>My personal $0.02, I would like to see a unified Linux certification
>overall...maybe this is the start?
>As for the position of ITEC (my company which provides Linux
>training and education), we are moving to a certification neutral 
>oriented training and education in the near future.  Our goal is 
>Linux training, one Linux for all (hence why no RedHat specific
>courses).  The certification in the end is the student's
>side, but we plan on making sure that student is well equipped
>and prepared to go either LPI or SAIR or Linux+.  By the way, 
>yes we are a SAIR ACE (Accredited Center for Education) and we 
>do support LPI and Linux+ at the same time, since in the end, 
>we advocate Linux training.  If LPI or CompTIA comes out with
>the a similar title like a SAIR ACE, we will be applying for 
>that as well ASAP.  At the moment though, they don't.
></personal rant>
>Crawford Rainwater
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I met with thw Reps of LPI at Linux Usenix in Oakland, CA last November 
and they are more true to the Open Source movement than Sair.

Mike B.

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