While surfing the Ubuntu site, I was noticed that LPI – Linux Professional Institute, which provides Linux Certification. It is a standard course, with three levels for administration. “Why get the Certification?” tells more details about this exam. Following are some advantages to get it.
Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd. They provide free cds including live version and install version, each one has PC, 64-bit PC, and Mac distributions. Not only free CDs, but also Free shipping and handling. Just go to the ShipIt site and send your request online. The CDs will be mailed to you. I send
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