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Partnering For FOSS Training In Africa

As part of our strategy to help grow the FOSS skills and demand therefor in Africa, Jumping Bean has decided to offer partnering opportunities to FOSS businesses through out Africa to offer our FOSS training courses.

East Africa Training - Dar Es Salaam and Challenges Rolling Out Commercial Training

Well we are into the 2nd week of training for the 3rd LPI training of trainers workshop here in Dar Es Salaam.  Of the three sessions this is by the far the biggest with 25 students. As with the other classes the participants are dedicated and passionate, with a keenness to master the topics being covered that is usually missing from those who attend our usual Linux training course back in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Preparing for Software Freedom Day 17 Sep 2011

Just a quick blog to let all interested parties in Johannesburg and Pretoria know what we are planning for Software Freedom Day on the 17th of September this year.

Its going to be tight as we have left it rather late to organise but I am sure with community involvement we will be able to organise something :)

How to get involved in planning!

In keeping with the SFD approach we are using their wiki to plan our event. In order to accommodate both the Jozi and Pretoria communities we are planning to hold the event in Midrand, hence the wiki link below.

LPIC National Training in Kampala - Uganda

Greetings to the Certification Community - from Kampala, Uganda.

Africa is famous for its wildlife, and for a typical African child, its not rare when that wildlife extends as close to home as possible. So when i was growing up, it was not uncommon for my dear mother to wake us to the rare and scary sight of a snake skin-shedding session. The kind of sight that sends chills down your spine.

As a child, i kept wondering, why do these slithery serpents have to shed skin? Was it painful? Was it challenging? Alas, for an animal without limbs, how was it even possible?

3rd Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop kicks off in Dar es Salaam

The 3rd Linux Admin Training of trainers workshop kicked off at the National Institute of Training (NIT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The weather is splendid, slightly cloudy and the humidity is acceptable. This bustling port city on the shores of the Indian Ocean is the commercial capital of Tanzania, with the Government sitting at Dodoma in central Tanzania.

Gracing the opening session was Anne Breuer, the country coordinator at the GIZ East Africa office in Dar es Salaam.

LPI Community Exam Lab


National Institute of Transport Dar es Salaam
Phone: +254722955831
This is the 3rd LPI community exam lab which will be conducted after the Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop under the ict@innovation, a programme of FOSSFA in partnership with GIZ and OSISA. The exam lab is open to the public and there is a special offer on LPI exams at $60 each.
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3rd LPI Training of Trainers workshop


National Institute of Training Dar es Salaam
The 3rd regional Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop (for East Africa) will be held in the first two weeks of August 2011 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This workshop will be followed by a community exam lab which will be held on the 13th August. This exam lab will be open to the public and anyone who wants to sit any LPI exam is encouraged to attend. For bookings, please contact ikua at fossfa dot net
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LPIC 1 - Certification Lab - Kampala


Old PortBell Road UICT Building, Nakawa
Phone: +256 753/703 222 842

On FRIDAY 19th August, at EACOSS Lab, there will be a certification lab for LPIC 1.
This will be the climax of a 3 pronged bootcamp - Self study, Midweek Bootcamp, Weekend Bootcamp - aimed to be flexible to as many professionals who desire to certify their Linux skill.

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Trainers Space for African Linux Admin Trainers & Certification experts

This Trainers space aims to provide help to you as you roll out your training!

The following includes an overview of what kind of support ict@innovation is able to offer to the trainers, who offer trainings on Linux System Administration to their customers in Africa.

Wanted: Training Consultants for the 3rd Regional Training of Trainers in East Africa

Application Deadline is 24th June, 2011.

  • Do you have over 3 years Linux System Administration Experience?

  • Do you have experience in training others on the LPIC, and/or are you part of a training institution?


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