TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2016) -
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Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, film, and brand identity. These efforts enforce LPI's purpose: to enable economic and creative opportunities for everybody by making Open Source knowledge and skills certification universally accessible.
Established as an international non-profit organization in October 1999 by the Linux community, LPI has grown to be a global organization contributing to the continued spread of Linux and Open Source software, and the professional certification and support of its members.
LPI's renewed community commitment is front and center of the new website (www.lpi.org), film (www.lpi.org/the-futures-hiring), and redesigned brand identity. Over the next year, these efforts will further support the growth of LPIs certifications, corporate, and academic partnerships.
"The LPI community was created in 1999 and is trusted in over 180 countries, across 9 languages. LPI sets the most accessible, versatile, demanded, and independent standard for Open Source professional certification in the world. This year we also surpassed over half a million exams delivered. We want our brand and website to reflect this, to give people a greater sense of opportunity and better access to all of our Linux and Open Source resources. And now they do," says G. Matthew Rice, Executive Director of LPI.
Emphasizing the role LPI plays in increasing adoption of Open Source software, Rice commented, "LPI is an enabling, scalable certification program for Open Source professionals who need to demonstrate proficiency in order to establish or further their career and to participate in Open Source communities and economies."
The launch of the new website reaffirms and bolsters LPI's ideal of challenging the status quo of closed source solutions, offering an alternative means of getting an education and skills recognition, knocking down barriers of entry for people and businesses by providing access for all, and leveling the economic playing field.
About Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for Open Source professionals. With more than 500,000 exams delivered, it's the world's first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and Open Source certification body. LPI has certified professionals in 181 countries, delivers exams in 9 languages, and has over 200 training partners.
We are committed to providing the IT community with certifications of the highest quality, relevance, and accuracy. This commitment requires that our exam development process be highly detailed, participatory, and consultative. Join the LPI community and get involved. Connect with us on Facebook, or join our Exam Development volunteers, collaborating on certifications, exam development, and current technologies - http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.lpi.org.
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