What is LPIC?
Linux Professional Institute Certifications are the defacto Linux certification exams. The LPI Certification program is designed to certify the competency of system administration using the Linux operating system and its associated tools. It is designed to be distribution and vendor neutral, following the Linux Standards Base and other relevant standards and conventions used by the Free and Open Source Software community around the world.

Novell and LPI Partner on Linux Training and Certification

(WALTHAM, Mass. and SACRAMENTO, CA, USA: February 9, 2010) Novell Inc.
and The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) today announced an
international partnership to standardize their entry-level Linux
certification programs on LPIC-1. Under this program, Linux
professionals who have earned their LPIC-1 status will also satisfy the
requirements for the Novell® Certified Linux Administrator (CLA)
certification. In addition, Novell Training Services has formally agreed
to include required LPIC-1 learning objectives in its CLA course
training material.

“As a proven provider of enterprise software and services for more than
25 years, and the provider of the most interoperable Linux platform,
Novell is well positioned to deliver a comprehensive training program
that ensures Linux professionals can achieve the globally recognized
LPIC-1 certification enabling them to address diverse data center
requirements with technical skill and confidence,” said Markus Rex,
general manager and senior vice president for Open Platform Solutions at

Adoption of Linux, including SUSE® Linux Enterprise from Novell, is
accelerating as the industry pursues cost saving solutions that deliver
maximum reliability and manageability. A 2009 global survey of IT
executives revealed that 40 percent of survey participants plan to
deploy additional workloads on Linux over the next 12-24 months and 49
percent indicated Linux will be their primary server platform within
five years.

“This partnership represents the strong support the LPI certification
program has within the wider IT and Linux community. This historical
support has included contributions from vendors such as Novell and has
assisted LPI to become the most widely recognized and accepted Linux
certification,” said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. “We look
forward to working with Novell to promote the further development of the
Linux workforce of the future. In particular, by aligning its training
and exam preparation curriculum to support LPIC-1 objectives, Novell has
recognized the industry’s need for a vendor-neutral certification
program that prepares IT professionals to work with any Linux
distribution in an enterprise environment.”

Under the terms of the agreement, all qualified* LPIC-1 holders will
have the opportunity to apply for Novell CLA certification without
additional exams or fees. Novell Training Services will include LPIC-1
objectives into its Linux Administrator curriculum and programs which
include self study, on demand, and partner-led classroom training.

“As an Authorized Training Partner within the Novell PartnerNet®
program, SwitchDesk has trained the IT staff from some of the nation’s
top companies such as Ford Motor Company, Boeing, Macromedia, NASA and
many more,” said Chris Clark, President and CEO, SwitchDesk, Inc. “We
are pleased to see LPI and Novell partner to develop aligned course
content objectives and deliver dual certification so our customers will
be equipped with a broad skill set.”

More information about acquiring dual certification status can be found
at Novell here: http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo/cla/ and at the
Linux Professional Institute here: http://www.lpi.org/cla

*This program is not available in Japan.

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About Novell:

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most
interoperable Linux* platform and a portfolio of integrated IT
management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost,
complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of
partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments,
allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information,
visit www.novell.com.

Novell and SUSE are registered trademarks and PartnerNet is a registered
service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
*All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills
on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of
comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an
international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux
community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate
recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux
professionals. 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. LPI’s certification program is
supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is
distributed worldwide in multiple languages in more than 7,000 testing
locations. LPI has delivered over 230,000 exams and 75,000 LPIC
certifications around the world.

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If you want to test your skills before taking an LPI exam or even before taking the official LPI training , you can register
in this LPI C1 simulation exams (101 , 102 ).


After being Certified your name will be added to the international Linux database of the LPI the Osprey database, which is the main supplier for the International Enterprises around the world with the qualified Linux professionals.

you will get also a verification code after being certified which will give you the opportunity to introduce your self and your qualification in a clear and trusted way

How to Take an LPI Exam ?

LPI Exams are a CBT Exams i.e. Computer Based Test Exam , so after being sure that you are qualified to pass the LPI Exam you can register incautiously in any VUE approved center which will provide the online LPI Exam for you.

How do I register for the exam?
In order to appear for the exam you have to complete the following steps:

Register as a LPI Candidate and receive an ID at:

When will candidates be notified about their results?
The results will be viewed immediately by the candidates after finishing the CBT Exam , and then emailed to the candidates .

How much does it cost?
*Note: Candidates may pay the fees in Egyptian Pounds but US Dollars are recommended, the exchange rate will be announced prior to exams (inclusive of difference of conversion rates).

Level 1
The usual cost for LPIC Exam Labs are USD $155 (approximately L.E.860) per exam paper, LPI Egypt will provide discounted Paper Based Tests for Level 1. The discounted cost of the local exams will be L.E.555 (this is only an example) per Level 1 exam paper.

For example, if you are sitting for the LPIC 101 and LPIC 102 Exam Labs, your total cost for taking the exam will be L.E.1100 (this is only an example). This price may change over time according to availability of stock and examination budget.

Level 2
This Exam Lab is being offered at its usual cost of USD 155 per exam paper. The total cost for LPIC 201 & LPIC 202 is US$310 (discounted price will be announced near the exam sitting date).

Level 3
This Exam Lab is being offered at its usual cost of USD 155 per exam paper. The total cost for LPIC 301 & LPIC 302 is US$310(discounted price will be announced near the exam sitting date).

LPI, as a vendor-independent organization, does not have an “official” single method of test preparation. We encourage publishers, schools and training centers to work together within the community to encourage choice, flexibility and innovation. Nevertheless, we also encourage the development of traditional training programs through our LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP).

How to Become a Training Partner in Egypt ?

Database Consultant Group (dbcon) is the Master Affiliate of the LPI here in Egypt ,If you are interested in participating in our program for LPI Approved Training Partners or LPI Approved Academic Partners and would like to check the benefits requirements and terms for this program please see this page (link){http://www.lpi.org/eng/training__1/become_an_lpi_training_partner}.

you can contact dbcon for contracting : atp@lpiegypt.org.

Egypt – Cairo

Salah Salem Street
34 Elouboor Buildings

For all inquiries: info@lpi.org

For candidates interested in obtaining an LPI ID please go to this link

For all inquiries
Tel : (+202) 240-393-32
Fax : (+202) 240-393-32

In this page a weekly featured application – solely run using FOSS and LINUX community distros- is demonstrated. This weeks featured application is : Internet Radio Broadcasting using Ubuntu, Please follow the link :
Applications are running on Dbcon’s local net. They are therefore only available for demonstration purposes at specific times.

Technical Realization Steps
Here are the needed technical Steps (taken from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=73098. Please go there for detailed instructions) :
1. Download & launch shoutcast (an Open Source streaming server program): (more…)

Community oriented Sponsorship :

LPI-Egypt is offering governmental, non-governmental and commercial organizations the possibility of helping promote Linux and/or Open Source and Free Software through the following initiatives :

1. Training Egyptian CS students (TECSS)
2. Training Egyptian IT-Professionals (TEIT)
3. Creating LINUX based, country wide Open Source Events (CLCW)
4. Promoting the communities first vendor independent LINUX Technical Support Center (PLTS)

LPI-Egypt is pleased to provide for the first time in the arab region community based, vendor independent LINUX technical support. Technical questions concerning all LINUX distributions will be answered within 24 hours by a team of experts sitting in the United States. Technical tickets are issued through a database extra conceived for this purpose ….

Get to know how to become a member by sending an email to eabdelwahab@lpi.org or calling +20-10-9107029

Lpi-egypt offers in March 2008 the following courses :

LPIC-1 101 Exam Preparation course

Next course starts : To be determined

No. of theoretical hrs : 40, No. of practical hrs. : 20, Minimum number of participants : 3, Course Contents & Fees are available upon request. Courses will be held every 21 days.

Registration deadline : To be determined

Email to : eabdelwahab@lpi.org, Subject : LPIC-101 course
For technical questions please contact Eng. Haitham at 011-2282270.





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