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Please start LPI training
Given the request Kara posted about LPI exam questions, I thought I
would post some links indicating the widespread need for this kind of
>From The Taipei Times' article "Open-source software industry set to
"However, it will take time for open-source software to be widely
adopted by corporations, due to the shortage of open-source software
specialists, Wang noted."
>From an article on the role of certification to stem IT outsourcing:
"In terms of stand-alone IT skills, Linux is the big winner in 2003,
with open-source skills gaining the most value of any skill - a massive
25 per cent rise. Voice over IP, Gigabit Ethernet and XML skills also
showed strong growth and are expected to be in demand in 2004."
>From "Linux skills in short supply":
"In a survey of skills types in short supply, Linux is the only one to
have seen any growth over the past year. More than ten percent of
businesses with skill shortages now require Linux developers."
>From "JobStats - Trends in the demand for the skill: Linux":
Sad news here: "Munich Linux setback":
"....In particular, smaller software vendors seem to be unable to
migrate Munich to Linux, simply because they lack open source
No, add hoc advice on e-mail lists is no substitute for a methodical
course that covers the fundamentals well. From what I have seen the LPI
syllabus is probably the best training. So any idea when SILUG members
can expect LPI courses to be offered ?
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