|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] linux in the classroom ~~ again
|This really bothers me
inux Professional Institute puts Linux in the classrooms
Summary: Businesses really, really want trained Linux professionals, and
the Linux Professional Institute wants to help by providing a new
training program for middle-school students on up.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | September 5,
2013 -- 20:45 GMT (13:45 PDT)
Do you want a job in IT? Then you really need to learn Linux and
LPI_LogoAn LPI certification can help you land a Linux job.
When I was at the open-source OSCon convention earlier this year,
everyone, and I mean everyone, including Microsoft, was looking to hire
people with Linux and open-source experience. A recent Dice and Linux
Foundation survey found that 93 percent of employers were looking to
hire Linux staffers in the next six months and that 90 percent were
having trouble finding qualified individuals.
The problem is that there aren't enough Linux-savvy people around. The
Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the oldest, non-vendor linked Linux
certification organization, has a solution: The LPI Academy.
According to the LPI, "The LPI Academy program empowers educators to
prepare students for an entry-level Linux Essentials course (a globally
recognized "Certificate of Achievement") and to further students' or
employees' career path as a Systems Administrator via LPI's professional
LPI Academy curriculum resources consist of the following elements:
LPI Exam Objectives and Examinations
LPI Partner Course Materials
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For schools the virtues of the LPI Academy program are that it enables
them to include LPI educational resources into their existing
organizational curricula without creating new learning materials that
align with their own programs or an up-front participation fee as is
often the case with other "affiliation-based" IT training programs.
The LPI has been providing Linux classes and certification for more than
a decade. While the LPI certifications are not as well-regarded as Red
Hat's higher-end Linux certifications, they've proven to be useful for
both IT job hunters and companies looking for qualified IT employees.
The LPI Academy program is designed prepare students for an entry level
Linux job, the LPIC-1. Students who receive a LPIC-1 are also eligible
for the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certification.
Finally, the LPI noted that "the LPI Academy assists students to connect
with LPI's global community and Jobs Initiative so that they may obtain
valuable work experience before graduation from their formal education
program. This combination of education and certification and experience
provides students with a competitive edge when seeking that all
important first job and a subsequent lifelong learning path for career