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What can the UK learn from Europe’s tech capital?

Innovation in computing does not come out of thin air. You need highly skilled people, you need the technology, but most importantly you need the investment and the infrastructure to drive it forward. This is where Ireland have got things so very right. And where the UK is still lagging behind. UK industry will almost[…]

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Let’s get more women and young people interested in Open Source!

This month we received our student exam survey data, in which those who have taken LPI (Linux Professional Institute) exams with us leave their feedback and personal information to help us gain valuable insights to the industry. Whilst we are pleased to see that in general LPI Certification is on the up in the UK[…]

5 Reasons to Get Certified with LPI

As the Open Source job market continues to cry out for qualified professionals and the technology industry is suffering from a shortage of digital skills, it’s becoming more important than ever to get Certified. There are many reasons why you should get Certified, we’ve put together five important reasons why getting certified with LPI is[…]

Bridging the gap in the digital skills shortage

The Digital Skills for the UK Economy Report released by the government earlier this year examined the demand and supply of digital skills in the UK. It found that there is a shortage in suitable digital skills for digital jobs persists in the UK labour market and that this is a major risk to business[…]

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Certification tests the hand on demands of industry

A key thing that sets us apart from other certification bodies is our commitment to testing our certificates against the needs of industry.  An LPI qualification is grounded in demonstrating the practical skills that are entirely relevant to the ways in which businesses are using Linux, day to day. We have a number of ways[…]

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Certification lets students work while learning and can map directly to job roles

It can sometimes feel that the ‘powers that be’ up there in Westminster have it in for those working away education.  There we are, trying to help people gain the skills and knowledge they need to lead the lives they want – yet all the while tuition fees are rising year on year, those attending[…]

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maddog goes to Microsoft to promote Free and Open Source software

On 24th March we were north of the border at the IT Providers Consortium Scotland (ITPCS).  ITPCS is a group of colleges that are working together to share knowledge and best practice to improve the IT learners’ experiences and outcomes. Open to non-consortium members this event, “Future Trends: The Evolution of Security, Mobility, Data Science and[…]

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Future Cert & CompTIA partner on research into Linux skills requirements in the UK

We don’t need to tell you that there is a widespread shortage of candidates with high level IT knowledge and skills.  Barely a month goes by without a new survey stating that employers are struggling to recruit IT candidates with high level knowledge and skills, which in turn, is stunting opportunities to grow.  There is[…]

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Is a CV with certification on it worth more?

Do you feel that you’re stuck in a rut?  That you should be progressing faster, making more money or getting better opportunities?  It stands to reason that few want to step off the treadmill to go “back to school” and learn new skills but certification offers a great way of demonstrating your value without having to[…]

Apprenticeships: Highlights of the App4England Conference

Last week we attended the Apprenticeships4England Conference 2016 at the Emirates Stadium in London. It was the 4th Annual Apprenticeships4England event and this year’s focus was on Engagement. The event was broken down into six themes, each of which was chaired by its own expert, and offered advice and information for apprentices and those interested[…]