The Linux Professional Institute is launching a quality assurance programme for UK-based training courses in the open source operating system.
The LPI-approved training programme was announced at Linux World Expo in London earlier this month. It will be the only training programme covering all versions of Linux, and will complement the LPI’s internationally accepted certification standard.
The programme will be run in the UK by LPI affiliates. It aims to set a benchmark that will boost Linux use. Open Forum Europe with the ITS Group will be the first approved training partner.
Linux training is changing to reflect the increasing compatibility of the various distributions and the need for generic Linux skills not tied to a particular version, according to the LPI.
As part of the LPI’s quality assurance requirement, training partners such as the ITS Group must use approved materials and LPI-certified trainers.
Following the announcement, the ITS Group is offering the LPI 101 and 102 courses at its training centres in Bristol and Edinburgh and at client sites.