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08 April 2010, 14:37

CompTIA and Linux Professional Institute to cooperate

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LPI Logo CompTIA, provider of vendor neutral IT certifications and the Linux Professional Insititute (LPI), a leading Linux certification organisation have announced plans to work together. They plan to harmonise certification with by standardising the LPIC-1 entry level Linux certification. CompTIA will adopt LPI's level one examinations for it's CompTIA Linux+ certification and allow successful candidates to earn both the new CompTIA Linux+ certification and the LPIC-1 certification.

CompTIA Logo The companies see an opportunity for wider certification at a lower cost and note that independent reports say number of Linux jobs in 2009 grew by 5 per cent, with a 10 per cent salary premium for enterprise Linux skills. Jim Lacey, CEO of LPI said "This initiative with CompTIA represents our shared commitment to professional IT workforce development and ensures we will have a strong community of Linux professionals in the future".

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