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LPI Exam Proctor Details

The following is a list of LPI proctors that you can find in your area.LPI Proctors are recognized and appointed by the Linux Professional Institute to oversee the delivery of Paper Based Tests (PBT) during community exam labs. We are looking for more proctors in the different countries where ict@innovation has trainers. To become an LPI proctor or to nominate a proctor, please get in touch with (Evans) ikua at fossfa dot net.

Kenya
Evans Ikua,
Tel: +254-722-955831, Nairobi, Kenya

LPIC-1 exam Lab

Location

Youth Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Technopreneurship Centre Johannesburg
South Africa

The 2nd LPIC-1 Exam lab will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 5th. This exam lab will be hosted under the ict@innovation project of GIZ and FOSSFA, but will be open to the general public. anyone who is interested in sitting for these exams can contact George Nyambuya, the ict@innovation Africa Coordinator, of Evans Ikua, the FOSS Certification Manager.

The two exams will be at a discounted rate of $95 each, and will be paper based.

Wanted: Training Consultants for the 2nd Regional Training of Trainers in South Africa

Wanted: LPI Trainers of Trainers for the FOSS Certification pillar of the ict@innovation project

Application Deadline is 21
st December, 2010.

FIRST ICT@INNOVATION LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION (LPI) TRAINING OF TRAINERS TAKES OFF IN NAIROBI

ict@innovation's first regional training of trainers course on Linux system administration has taken off in Nairobi. The training which started on Monday, 1st November, brings together about 20 participants from across the East African region, that is Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The ict@nnovation LPIC-1 Training Guide - coming soon

lpic_material_workshop_s.jpgAfter a very busy week at the Strathmore University in Nairobi, a small group of 7 African Linux experts made probable History by producing the first LPIC training manual done in Africa, by Africans. In the group was a veteran Linux and Unix Engineer and writer from the UK, Dr Chris Brown.

LPIC-1 exams

Location

Strathmore University
Ole Sangale Road
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone: +254-722-955831
The first LPIC-1 exam will be conducted on the 13th of December 2010 in Nairobi. This exam will be hosted by the Strathmore University but it will be a public exam. Anyone who is interested to sit for the same is welcome to do so even though they may not be participating in our trainings. This will be a proctored and paper-based exam and will be on a special discounted rate of $ 95 per exam. There are two exams in LPIC-1, Exam 101 and Exam 102.

Lessons from Idleo4

In my wildest dreams, I never thought that I would ever get to sit down with Jon ¨maddog¨ Hall over breakfast and discuss open source. This happened during the just concluded Idelo4 conference in Accra, Ghana. I was totally blown away by his humility, taking into consideration that he is one of the foremost open source evangelists in the world. I got to discuss many issues with him and his presentations at the conference were extremely inspiring. In terms of the Idlelo being a time and place for the open source community to refresh and refuel, this one was way up there.

FOSS training Institutions

This group consists of organizations and institutions that offer FOSS training. This may be training in Linux and Linux certification like LPI, Red hat etc. There are also other FOSS trainings like OpenICDL, PHP, MySQL, Python etc.

If your organization is interested in participating in our project with the intention of offering trainings on open source, then we encourage you to join this group so that you can keep up with the discussions and plans.

The challenge of promoting FOSS in Africa

I have been involved in FOSS advocacy in Kenya for the last 7 years. My love affair with FOSS started when I was looking for a content management system (CMS) for a sports portal I was proposing to develop back in 2003. I looked around and what I saw was not impressive. The figures that were being quoted for applications like octigon were basically far out of reach for me as i was just starting out in my consulting business (BTW, just google that name and see what happened to them).

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