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    Hidup Linux! ... From: Scott Lamberton Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:38 PM Subject: [LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute Announces
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      From: Scott Lamberton <slamberton@...>
      Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:38 PM
      Subject: [LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute Announces Academic
      Training Partners in Malaysia
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      LPI Announces Academic Training Partners in Malaysia

      (Sacramento, CA, USA: October 11, 2011) The Linux Professional Institute
      (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
      (http://www.lpi.org), and its affiliate, LPI-Asia Pacific
      (http://www.lpi-apac.org/) announced new LPI-Approved Academic Partners
      in Malaysia: Faculty of Information Technology, Multimedia University
      (MMU) and the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains
      Malaysia  (USM).

      "Malaysia has long been a leader in the adoption of Open Source
      technology within their public sector and LPI is pleased to be part of
      that effort.  In particular, these two new LPI training partners from
      Malaysia's leading academic institutions is indicative of the efforts of
      our affiliate in the region, LPI-APAC, to reach out to that country's IT
      training organizations," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.  Mr.
      Lacey pointed out that LPI first announced a partnership program for
      Malaysia's IT training organizations in February (see:

      Ibrahim Yusof of the MMU noted that Faculty of Information Technology
      chose to align with the LPI certification program so as to ensure that
      their students had the highest level of technical skills possible:
      "Linux is an important tool for every IT or Engineering graduate. Linux
      is popular in Malaysia, especially with developers and system
      administrators. Therefore, if you are LPI certified as Linux-proficient,
      your career choices are that much wider."

      MMU is Malaysia’s first private university and since 1997 has produced
      over 26,000 graduates. MMU is focused in the fields of Engineering,
      Information Technology, Business and Management, Creative Multimedia,
      Accounting, Law, Medical IT and Bio-Informatics. The Faculty of
      Information Technology (FIST) at Melaka (http://fist.mmu.edu.my) and the
      Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) at Cyberjaya
      (http://fit.mmu.edu.my) will be providing Linux training courses towards
      the LPI certification program.

      Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) through the Advanced Medical and
      Dental Institute (AMDI: http://www.amdi.usm.edu.my/) also offers
      training programs towards all three levels of LPI certification (LPIC-1,
      LPIC-2 and LPIC-3).  USM was established in 1969 and has offered courses
      at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 20,000
      students.  Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, the
      Vice-Chancellor of USM noted the growing importance of Open Source
      Software in Malaysia as one of the reasons that the USM adopted an LPI
      training program: "“Open source means that anyone can and has the right
      to obtain access to the technology. It is not commodity-based and is not
      just accessible to those who can afford it.  This means that we can
      share any technologies that have been developed for the people and
      everyone has the same rights to use the technology."

      Other LPI training partners in Malaysia include LPI Approved Training
      Parter (LPI-ATP) CBT-TECHNOLOGY.COM (http://www.cbt-technology.com/) and
      LPI-ATP Asia Talk (http://www.asiatalk.com.my/).

      For more information on LPI's training partner program please see:

      The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT
      industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government
      entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is
      supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is
      distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing
      locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 290,000 exams and 95,000
      LPIC certifications around the world.

      # # #

      About the Linux Professional Institute:

      The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry
      leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong
      professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established
      as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the
      Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to
      demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards
      for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI
      advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners,
      sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities.
      LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal,
      Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP
      and IDG.

      Media Contacts:

      Scott Lamberton
      Director of Communications
      Linux Professional Institute

      Ibrahim Yusof
      Linux Academy, Faculty of Information Science and Technology
      Multi-Media University
      Telephone: +606-252 3422
      Email: ibrahim.yusof@...

      Adnan bin Hamid
      Bio-ICT Manager
      Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
      Universiti Sains Malaysia
      Email: adnanh@...
      Telephone: 604-5622241
      Mobile: 6012-4560356

      Scott Lamberton
      Director of Communications
      Linux Professional Institute

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