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LPI Participates in CeBIT 2013 Poland Partner Events

(Sacramento, CA, USA) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced its participation at CeBIT 2013, March 5-9, 2013 (Hannover, Germany:  During the conference, LPI representatives will present on the subject of advancing IT workforce development in Linux and Open Source, specifically during the conference's activities for CeBIT's Partner Country of Poland. CeBIT has a 20+ year history as one of the world's largest conferences and trade shows for IT and telecommunications solutions and LPI has been a regular participant for several years.

"LPI enthusiastically supports CeBIT's choice of Poland as their featured "Partner Country" for 2013.  Over the past year, LPI has participated in a variety of high-level discussions with Polish government officials and industry representatives on the importance of Linux and Open Source Software to the ongoing development of their rapidly growing ICT sector.  Open Source technologies will certainly play a greater role within Poland's IT industry in the future and LPI will be readily available to assist with their overall IT workforce development strategies," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. Mr. Lacey noted in particular a recent LPI Forum at the Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland sponsored by the Polish Ministry of the Economy (  During CeBIT 2013, Mr. Lacey will speak on the subject of emerging opportunities in Cloud and Big Data for Open Source professionals and on the connection of these innovative technologies to LPI and its programs (March 7, 16:00, Narodowe Hall 6).

Other LPI activities during CeBIT 2013:

* "LPI certification: How certified employees can become a profitable investment for the company". A presentation by Elzbieta Godlewska, LPI-Central Europe (Poland) at 15:00 hrs, Friday, March 8, Poland Partner Country conference area and 11:00 hrs, Saturday, March 9, International Business Area.* Presentation on LPI certification and IT career development by Klaus Behrla, LPI-Central Europe at "JOBS & CAREER" area at 10:30 hrs, Saturday, March 9, "JOBS & CAREER" area:

* LPI "Linux Essentials' Exam Volunteer Item Creation Workshop": Friday, March 8, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs, LPI Partner "Multi-Media Berufsbildende Schule Hannover (MMBBS)", Expo Plaza 3, (main entrance to CeBIT "Messe Ost": This event includes two half-day workshops providing volunteer instruction on the development of exam questions for the LPI Linux Essentials' program, refreshments and a light lunch.  For detailed information please contact LPI-Central Europe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* LPI Exam Lab: March 6-7 (14:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs) and March 9 (15:00 hrs) at CeBIT "Messe Ost" at LPI Partner "Multi-Media Berufsbildende Schule Hannover (MMBBS)", Expo Plaza 3, Hanover (Directions:  All LPI certification exams and the Linux Essentials' exam will be available at promotional pricing. Advance registration is recommended at:

* LPI information stand (LPI Global) in Hall 9, Stand F46:

* LPI information stand for Poland at the "Partner Country Poland" area in Hall 5, Stand A56

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 350,000+ exams and 120,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

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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.