Canonical Ltd partners with LynuxTraining Sàrl to develop Ubuntu Certified Professional Training courses

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has partnered with LynuxTraining Sàrl to develop the first dedicated Ubuntu training courses for the 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' status. UCP is a training certification based on the LPI level 1 certification.

From Q1 2007 delegates will be able to prepare for, and achieve, the qualification by attending two five day courses available via a global network of partners. They are the first in a series of classroom-based and e-learning courses designed to enable System Administrators to pass the required LPI 101, LPI 102 and the Ubuntu (LPI 199) exams.

Jane Silber, Canonical spokesperson said, “Canonical continues to see an increasing demand for an IT certification which proves an individual's Ubuntu skills. We are delighted to be working with LynuxTraining to deliver Ubuntu Certified Professional status to Systems Administrators within the enterprise environment.”

In October 2006 Canonical undertook a worldwide review of possible training partners for the project. The aim was to develop courses which would prepare students for LPIC-1 Administrator Professional accreditation and Certified Professional status for Ubuntu. The decision was made to move forward with LynuxTraining due to their strong background in Linux training, the quality of the work they had previously undertaken for LPI certifications and their obvious commitment and excitement about the project.

LynuxTraining will deliver a comprehensive set of materials designed to introduce the user to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu project, as well as test the candidate's ability to perform easy maintenance tasks, install and configure a workstation and work with the Linux command line.

Anthony Favre, Director of LynuxTraining, commented, “We are delighted to be working with the Canonical team on such a project. We have great faith in the product and are excited about taking part in its success.”

For more information on the Ubuntu Certified Professional exam please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/partners/certification/pro.

About Canonical and Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organization headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24×7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.

Download Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.com/download. To learn about commercial support for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, please see www.canonical.com/support. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and their associated logos are all registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd.

About LynuxTraining

LynuxTraining, based in Geneva, is a training center specialized on open source and LPI certification. LynuxTraining is one of the most important open source training centers in Europe and also a coursewares editor/publisher. Many training centers in the world use their certified LATM, LPI approved training material. LynuxTraining organizes the LinuxDays in Geneva: www.linuxdays.ch.

LynuxTraining provides also services and support on open source through LynuxSolutions who helps companies to use and install open source solutions in their IT infrastructure. LynuxSolutions has strong systems integration experience and IT deployment solutions.

For more informations on LynuxTraining, please see www.lynuxtraining.com. For more informations on LynuxSolutions, please see www.lynuxsolutions.com.

Contacts:

Christina Armstrong, Communications Manager – Canonical Ltd E: Christina.Armstrong@canonical.com T: +44 (0) 207 590 2551

Anthony Favre, Director – LynuxTraining SARL E: afavre@lynuxtraining.com T: +41 22 348 18 29