[CLUE-Cert] LPI Press Release at LinuxWorld Expo in NYC today...
tipsrules99 at attbi.com
Wed Jan 30 19:38:42 MST 2002
Crawford Rainwater wrote:
>Some answers below...
>>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
>>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.
>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.
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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.
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