LPI = Linux Professional Institute
Quote from LPI website:
Professionalism and the Linux Community:
LPI was formally incorporated as a Canadian non-profit in October 25, 1999, and is headquartered near Toronto. We attempt to bring together an active and committed community with the companies and professionals who can fund and carry out LPI's initiatives. LPI is recognized worldwide as the premier organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, open source, and free software.
While LPI is working on a number of initiatives to accomplish the above goals, it is currently best known for its Linux skills certification exams. LPI's industry standard certifications are delivered in thousands of locations worldwide, in multiple languages and with the support of employers, vendors, and trainers.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) serves the community of Linux and open source software users vendors and developers, in the interest of increasing and supporting professional use of such software throughout world. LPI will seek to improve the skills and resources of Linux and open source professionals, by providing services and setting standards which are relevant, of high quality and widely accessible.
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