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Linux Professional Institute Selects Pearson VUE as Exclusive Partner for Delivery of Computer-Based Exams

BLOOMINGTON, MN – Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, has been selected by Linux Professional Institute (LPI) as the company’s exclusive delivery provider of LPI certification exams.

Effective July 1, 2012, all LPI exams, which candidates undertake to demonstrate their competency in various aspects of the Linux operating system, will be delivered exclusively through Pearson VUE’s worldwide network of more than 5,000 testing centers in 165 countries.

LPI is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000 certifications around the world.

“The decision to move to a single exam delivery partner will provide an overall simplified testing experience for LPI candidates,” said Jim Lacey, President and CEO of LPI. “Our exclusive agreement with Pearson VUE will enable us to utilize its enhanced security features and expand our reach into global markets.”

“Having first delivered LPI exams back in 1999, our history and industry status will ensure candidates benefit from one point of contact to serve all of their testing needs.” said Robert Whelan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearson VUE. “We are excited to align exclusively with LPI on the importance of technology innovation and test center security, and look forward to growing our partnership in the years to come.”

For more information on this transition, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the LPI landing page on the Pearson VUE website at

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education company, whose businesses also include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

About LPI

The LPI 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.