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Want a job working in Linux? Then one of your first steps should be to get an LPIC-1 (Linux Professional Institute first level) certification. In the past, getting this entry-level certification could be easier said than done, since classes aren’t available everywhere.

Now, however, the SUNY (State University of New York) Linux Learning Collaborative, a partnership between Millard Fillmore College at the University at Buffalo and Just-in-Time Resources, is offering online Linux training leading to the LPIC-1.

The Linux Professional Institute’s LPIC-1 is considered the industry standard certification for Linux technicians. Although other certifications—such as Red Hat’s RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) and Novell’s NCLE (Novell Certified Linux Engineer)—can land you a high-end job, to get moving up the ladder, the LPIC-1 is the first rung.

The LPI has also been making changes, recently, that should add to its business creditability.

For example, it recently started requiring more frequent recertifications and, after years in the making, the group is finally getting ready to launch its high-level certification, the LPIC-3.

SUNY’s online LPIC-1 training program utilizes both streamed video and online text, and enables participants to learn any time, anywhere, and avoid having to spend time at expensive, weeklong boot camps, according to the LPI.

The training is conducted by noted Linux training expert, Dr. Barry Woodbridge.

Read the full story on Linux-Watch: LPIC-1 Linux certification training available online

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