GoDaddy Adopts LPI Certification

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has announced that the world's largest domain name registrar, GoDaddy, has started a programme of LPI training and certification for its technical support staff.

Jim Lacy president and CEO of LPI said: "We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Go Daddy and share their values on the importance of workforce development of IT professionals in Linux and Open Source solutions. LPI will continue to work with industry leaders such as Go Daddy to ensure a program that measures the Linux skills needed for the enterprise environment."

Go Daddy has doubled in size in the last four years and is always looking to add employees skilled in Linux technologies to support its growing operations.

"Continuing education is vital to the success of Go Daddy. Technology changes so quickly, that employees need to have the opportunity to access the most up-to-date information. LPI's vendor-neutral certification gives Go Daddy the ability to have employees increase their personal knowledge while helping the company," said Lane Jarvis, vice president of human resources at

Jarvis also pointed out how the flexibility of LPI certification training program would enable the company to develop in-house training aligned with LPI's exam objectives: "Working with Gurulabs has provided the necessary courseware and expertise for a 'train-the-trainer' program - enabling Go Daddy to develop our own in-house solution for LPI certification training of our employees."

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 290,000 exams and 95,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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