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LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Ohio LinuxFest 2011


(Sacramento, CA, USA: August 25, 2011) - The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), will offer all LPIC exams at the Ohio LinuxFest
2011 (Columbus, Ohio: http://www.ohiolinux.org/) on Sunday, September 11,
2011. This is the sixth year that LPI has been certification sponsor for
Ohio LinuxFest.

LPI is offering the exams at a discounted rate of $99 per exam--except for
LPI-301 which will be $219. Details about the different exams are available
on the LPI certification web page (http://www.lpi.org/lpic).
Exams will be offered at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Hyatt Hotel (Columbus,
Ohio).  To ensure exam availability please register in advance at
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To participate in the exam labs you must obtain an LPI ID at LPI's
registration area: http://www.lpi.org/register

On the day of the exam, candidates may make payment for their exams by
cheque 15 minutes prior to the exam lab. Otherwise payment can be made in
advance via Paypal.  Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.
Candidates should bring their LPI ID and a government issued photo
identification to the exam lab.

In addition, as part of their OLF Institute, the Ohio LinuxFest is proud to
again offer the popular LPIC cram session by D.L. Corbet & Associates.  The
LPIC cram session assists candidates in preparing for the LPIC 101 and 102
exams and is available on Friday, September 9, 2011.  Registration for the
OLF Institute is available with the OLF "Professional Package," which costs
$350. This includes the day of classes on Friday, September 9, 2011,
admission to the Ohio LinuxFest main conference on Saturday, September 10,
lunch on both days, and an official conference t-shirt. The "Professional
Package" does not include exam fees.

Other OLF institute courses include "FreeBSD for Linux System
Administrators", "VIM: From Essentials to Mastery", Linux Basics and half
day sessions on Apache, databases, Python and other subjects.  For
additional information on the OLF institute course offerings see:
http://www.ohiolinux.org/olfi

Immediately following the LPIC exam cram session, G.Matthew Rice, Director
of Product Development for LPI will host an item writing workshop for all
interested Linux users.  The item writing workshop will review questions for
LPIC exams that have been submitted by volunteers to LPI.  The workshop will
focus on what questions are appropriate for Linux certification exams and
how others might be improved for use in exams.  LPI regularly employs such
item writing workshops to obtain insight from Linux professionals on the
development of LPI's certification program.  If you are interested in
participating and would like additional information on this workshop please
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Jon 'maddog' Hall will be the keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2011.  If you are an
existing LPIC holder please feel free to share with "maddog"
stories on how Linux certification has assisted your career as he is always
looking for material for his LPI blog: "Community Corner"
(http://www.lpi.org/communitycorner).

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 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has
delivered over 290,000 exams and 95,000 LPIC certifications around the
world.


About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry
leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong
professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established as
an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux
community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate
recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who
pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI advances the Linux
and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships,
innovative programs and community development activities.
LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal,
Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and
IDG.