Linux New Media AG Launches English Language LPI Training Portal

Oct 05, 2010

New Linux online training comes complete with video streaming.

Munich and Kassel, Germany, October 4, 2010: The Linux New Media learning portal, Linux Magazine Academy, is presenting online training courses in English to prepare candidates for the LPI certification exams: http://academy.linux-magazine.com. Completely new for the English language videos, the double-screen streaming solution shows the trainers simultaneously with their presentation material.

Available Since March 2009 for the German Language Market

Since March 2009, the Linux New Media publishers have successfully presented the LPI certification online training for the German language market. Several hundred participants have already taken advantage of the online training, so the publishers decided to extend the unique learning platform to the English language market.

The coursework will be in the form of two concurrent video screens -- one screen shows the trainer, and a second screen shows the presentation monitor on which the trainer is working. This allows participants to see the trainer's Linux command-line entries while also following along with exercises and examples.

Brian Osborn, chairman of Linux New Media AG, says, "As the world's largest content provider for Linux and open source, we provide an exceptional opportunity to disseminate knowledge about our core subject via our online training. The more Linux is used in IT systems across the globe, the more important professional Linux know-how becomes, and the LPIC certification is a vital prerequisite for career success. With online training from the Linux Magazine Academy, students can prepare for the LPIC exams in a fast, flexible and affordable manner."

LPIC-1 Course with Author and Trainer Ross Brunson

The Linux New Media portal launches with two preparatory courses for the LPI-101 and LPI-102 exams. Passing the exams is a prerequisite for the worldwide accepted qualification for the Linux Professional Institute Certificate 1, or LPIC-1. The instructor for both courses is professional trainer Ross Brunson. Among his many achievements, Ross Brunson has been director for Unix and Linux training at Training Camp and senior enablement engineer for Novell/SUSE, Inc. In the U.S., he has been a frequent Linux instructor over the years and shares his knowledge in his book for the LPIC-1. Highly rated by participants and LPI alike, Ross Brunson presents the material competently and with flair.

The Linux Magazine Academy online training consists of clearly defined modules specified by LPI, which helps participants learn the expected material step by step so they can pass the exams. Linux Magazine Academy's trainer provides certification candidates with a free video introduction about how to best prepare for the certification exams.

Linux Magazine Academy with Comprehensive Supplementary Material

In addition to the online training, the Linux Magazine Academy provides further important relevant material. Participants will find supplementary exercises and examples of exam content. They can also profit from the many publications and other resources in the field. The international Linux Magazine provides free articles and links to relevant videos and other content in its worldwide commitment to the open source community.

Timely and Cost-Saving

Participants can call up LPIC training on global Web platforms, which makes the training timely and location-independent. The only prerequisite is a browser with Flash Player installed.

Each course is available for the special price of 199 Euro (currently 169 British pounds or 269 US dollars) until November 15, 2010. After November 15, courses cost 299 Euro (currently 249 pounds or 399 dollars), tax included. The course package for LPIC-1 consists of the LPI-101 and LPI-102 courses, for which an additional cost savings is available at the rate of 399 Euros (currently 339 GBP or 539 USD) until November 15, 2010. After November 15, courses cost 499 Euros (currently 419 GBP or 659 USD).

"At LPI Central Europe we are thrilled about the highly interesting extension of the course material spectrum for the LPI exam preparation that Linux New Media AG is addressing," says Reiner Brandt, managing director of LPI Central Europe. "LPI essentially leaves it up to the candidates to select the most suitable training courses. Without a doubt, many candidates who expect flexible, modern preparation methods will opt for the new learning portal. Our LPI Approved Training Partners will thereby be able to provide their customers with useful extensions to their training materials as found in the training portal's blended learning methodology," Brandt goes on to say.

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