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Launch of the ict@innovation training guide on Linux System Administrationat at the eLearning Africa conference in Tanzania

“How do I know that this IT company from Kampala will be able to maintain my IT server infrastructure?” asks a contract-giving government agency in Uganda.  The answer lies in a trust-building certification, a crucial ingredient of any economic development agenda. Therefore, FOSSFA (Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany are proud to present the brand new “ict@innovation Training Guide on Linux System Administration - LPI Level 1”. 

“The uptake of FOSS by the market is improving every day” An Interview with Evans Ikua

Evans Ikua has been actively promoting the use of FOSS and FOSS certification in Africa. As ict@innovation's certification manager, but also as a member of  the Linux Professional Association (LPA), an organisation promoting professionalism and acceptance of FOSS, and CEO of LANet Consulting, a company that trains entrepreneurs in the use of FOSS, Evans has actively advanced the use of FOSS and FOSS certification in Kenya for a number of years.

The innovation continues - stopping spam while promoting the MDGs

Last Saturday I was able to make time to make a small presentation at the iHub in Nairobi, just in time for me to travel to Addis Ababa that evening where am now attending CODIST II. This was during the Ubuntu 11.04 launch party, which was sponsored by among others the Linux Professional Institute (East Africa).

Call for Participants for the 3rd Regional Training of Trainers in Tanzania

Third Regional Training of Trainers for Linux Admin Certification for East Africa (Code: LToT3)

13th June 2011

Linux administration training of trainers course

The Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) in cooperation with GIZ (former InWent) Germany, are planning to hold a Linux administration Training of Trainers (LToT) workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The best Linux training ever

“Quite simply, the best Linux training ever.”

What defines a fantastic course?

When you learn something useful. When you make connections with fellow students. When the material inspires ideas. When you argue for hours about cron.


Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Proctor Training

e-Learning Africa Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


30th April 2011

Kenyan University to offer Linux Training

This story was done 6 year ago. It is good food for thought about how a private company/individual can partner with a University or learning institution - private or public, to offer Linux training and certification in a mutually profitable manner.

Second LPI Training of Trainers workshop kicks off in Johannesburg

The second Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop for Southern Africa kicked off in Randburg, Johannesburg, on Monday, 20th February. This workshop is bringing together 17 participants from South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi. At the end of the two week training, the participants will be ready to sit the LPIC-1 exams which will be hosted here at the Randburg Youth Chamber of Commerce (Rycob) Technoprenuership centre.

How to join a course in Linux Systems Administration

1) If you are interested in joining a "Linux System Administration" course in your country in Southern and East Africa or if you are looking for LPI certification, please check our  Course Directory for upcoming training and certification events.


LPI Training Materials and Practice testing engines

ict@innovation: Supporting African IT enterprises to get Open Source skills and certification on Level 1 of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification.

ict@innovation offers a free advanced training guide on Linux System Administration - LPI Level 1. The training guide has been collaboratively developed by a group of experts from Africa and Europe.


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