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LPI Offers Free Linux Essentials Pilot Exams at Zarafa SummerCamp 2012
By : Sharon Smith Find more article by Sharon Smith on GNU/Lin
Tuesday the 19th, June 2012 at 05:06 PM (EDT)
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The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) offers free Linux Essentials Pilot exams at Zarafa SummerCamp 2012 in Kerkrade / the Netherlands on June 21 and 22, 2012. The number of 'Pilot' exams is restricted to 30. Besides these new exams, every other LPI exam is offered at a promotional price. LPI is 'Educational Sponsor' at Zarafa SummerCamp 2012. Since January 1, 2012 LPIC-1 certification or alternatively RHCSA certification is a prerequisite to become a 'Zarafa Certified Engineer'.

The exam lab starts on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 16:15 and on Friday June 22, 2012 at 14:30. Meeting point for all participants is 15 minutes before the start. All candidates must register at:

As the number of seats is restricted, candidates must register in advance at . All participants need to show a valid photo ID and a valid LPI identification number. The LPI ID can be requested at .

The free Linux Essentials "Pilot" exams contain 60 items, time is 90 minutes. Targeted at new technology users, the "Linux Essentials" program is set to be adopted by schools, educational authorities, training centers and others commencing June 2012. For more information on this program please see:

On both days, LPI will be participating with its own presentation track. For the detailed program please see:

About Zarafa
Zarafa is the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software. The company is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands. Zarafa’s offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) provide local sales and support to more than 250 partners and thousands of customers worldwide. Our core product is the Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP), the leading European open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for email, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. Using instant web meetings ( ) and other apps, ZCP is evolving into a full, flexible and future proof collaboration platform. Additionally, Zarafa recently launched Z-Archiver ( ) which decreases the need for expensive storage tiers for long-term archiving. Zarafa is acclaimed for its unrivalled expertise in calendar and mobile compatibility ( ). Learn more at .
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About LPI Central Europe:
LPI Central Europe represents the Linux Professional Institute as a Master Affiliate in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

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.
Further information can be found under .
Follow us on Twitter:!/lpi_ce

Press contacts:

Mirjam Scholtes, Communication & PR Manager
Tel: +31 (0)15 2517710, M: +31 (0)6 55114984

LPI Central Europe
Klaus Behrla
Tel: (+49/0) 561-80700-50

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