17th October 2015

Case Studies Archive

Barry Whitehouse – LPIC 1 – Desktop Support Technician

Barry is employed as a Desktop Support Technician at Havering College of Further and Higher Education. The role is typically providing 2nd to 3rd line support for hardware and software installation, diagnosis of desktop application, networking and infrastructure issues, comprising of approximately 2’500 desktop PC’s and Various Apple Macs. One key reason for choosing CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI was not only did they get the Linux+ Certification but also the LPI Certification Barry knew was “one of the most respected vendor neutral Certifications” and on top of that it included the Novell SUSE CLA certification.

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LPI Professionals Rank 1st for UKFast

UKFast is one of Europe’s fastest-growing technical companies, and is the UK’s largest privately-owned hosting and colocation firm as ranked by Deloitte. In this LPI Case Study Aaron Saxton, Director of Training at UKFast, explains the value of training UKFast staff to Linux Professional Institute standard.

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Bob Brandt – No Certification to LPI-300 in two weeks!

Bob Brandt works as a consultant for a number of large companies but his main client is an Irish Government department. Bob builds, develops and maintains most of their infrastructure – an infrastructure that consists of Microsoft, Unix and Linux (primarily SuSE and Ubuntu but also RedHat and various Debian distributions). The tender for his primary job was unexpectedly up for renewal. As the tender was unexpected, the tender process was greatly shortened. Bob had these skills and expertise listed on his Curriculum Vitae but no Certification to support them.  Bob felt that it was best for employment reasons to obtain the Certifications before the tender was awarded.

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