Thomson Prometric Signs Multi-Year Agreement With The Linux Professional Institute

Mar 25, 2002, 00:00 ET from Linux Professional Institute

    BALTIMORE, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometric (www.prometric.com), a
 part of The Thomson Company (Toronto: TOC) and the global leader in
 technology-enabled testing and assessment services, has secured a multi-year
 contract with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) (www.lpi.org) to deliver
 its Level One and Level Two certifications.
     "Today's marketplace has identified a growing need for a standardized,
 multi-national and respected program to certify levels of individual expertise
 within Linux," says LPI's president Chuck Mead. "Our alliance with Prometric
 makes it easier and more convenient for Linux professionals to register online
 and to find a testing center closer to their home or office.
     "Certainly, a Linux certification establishes a professional's competence
 within a Linux-related function," adds Mead.  "Certification also conveys
 competence to a potential contractor and helps a professional to establish and
 follow a specific career path."
     "By partnering with Prometric, LPI now benefits from our extensive global
 network and unrivaled experience in helping clients to grow the volume and
 credibility of their certification and testing programs," says Jeffery
 McKnight, Prometric's senior vice president Global Sales and Channel Services.
 "The alliance expands LPI's global reach and accessibility of Linux
 professionals around the world."
     The tests are now available at Authorized Prometric Testing Centers
 located around the world.  LPI testing candidates will have the ability to
 register with regional call center assistance or online 24 hours a day through
 www.2test.com, Prometric's web-based registration service.
 
     About the Thomson Corporation and Prometric
     The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2001 revenues of $7.2
 billion, is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to business
 and professional markets worldwide.  The Corporation's common shares are
 listed on the Toronto and London stock exchanges (Toronto: TOC).
     Prometric (www.prometric.com), a part of The Thomson Company, is the
 global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for
 information technology certification, academic admissions, and professional
 licensure and certifications.  Prometric delivers standardized tests for more
 than 200 clients, in more than 25 languages, over the web or through a network
 of more than 4,800 testing centers in more than 140 countries.  Based in
 Baltimore, MD, Prometric employs more than 3,000 employees worldwide.
 
     About Linux Professional Institute
     The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional certification
 for the Linux operating system independent of software vendors or training
 providers. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by
 the Linux community, LPI develops accessible, internationally-recognized
 certification programs which have earned the respect of vendors, employers and
 administrators. LPI's activities involve hundreds of volunteers and
 professionals throughout the world in many different capacities, and the group
 encourages active public involvement through mailing lists and its website at
 www.lpi.org. LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally
 through Prometric. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors
 Caldera International (Nasdaq:   CALD), IBM (NYSE:   IBM), Linuxcare, Maxspeed,
 SGI (NYSE:   SGI), SuSE Linux AG and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors
 Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:   HWP) and Wave Technologies.
 
     Contact:
      Darcel G. Kimble
      Prometric, a Thomson Company
      443.923.6706
      darcel.kimble@prometric.com
 
      Sheldon Rose
      Sacke & Associates Inc.
      416-218-1102
      sheldonr@sackepr.com
 
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    BALTIMORE, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometric (www.prometric.com), a
 part of The Thomson Company (Toronto: TOC) and the global leader in
 technology-enabled testing and assessment services, has secured a multi-year
 contract with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) (www.lpi.org) to deliver
 its Level One and Level Two certifications.
     "Today's marketplace has identified a growing need for a standardized,
 multi-national and respected program to certify levels of individual expertise
 within Linux," says LPI's president Chuck Mead. "Our alliance with Prometric
 makes it easier and more convenient for Linux professionals to register online
 and to find a testing center closer to their home or office.
     "Certainly, a Linux certification establishes a professional's competence
 within a Linux-related function," adds Mead.  "Certification also conveys
 competence to a potential contractor and helps a professional to establish and
 follow a specific career path."
     "By partnering with Prometric, LPI now benefits from our extensive global
 network and unrivaled experience in helping clients to grow the volume and
 credibility of their certification and testing programs," says Jeffery
 McKnight, Prometric's senior vice president Global Sales and Channel Services.
 "The alliance expands LPI's global reach and accessibility of Linux
 professionals around the world."
     The tests are now available at Authorized Prometric Testing Centers
 located around the world.  LPI testing candidates will have the ability to
 register with regional call center assistance or online 24 hours a day through
 www.2test.com, Prometric's web-based registration service.
 
     About the Thomson Corporation and Prometric
     The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2001 revenues of $7.2
 billion, is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to business
 and professional markets worldwide.  The Corporation's common shares are
 listed on the Toronto and London stock exchanges (Toronto: TOC).
     Prometric (www.prometric.com), a part of The Thomson Company, is the
 global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for
 information technology certification, academic admissions, and professional
 licensure and certifications.  Prometric delivers standardized tests for more
 than 200 clients, in more than 25 languages, over the web or through a network
 of more than 4,800 testing centers in more than 140 countries.  Based in
 Baltimore, MD, Prometric employs more than 3,000 employees worldwide.
 
     About Linux Professional Institute
     The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional certification
 for the Linux operating system independent of software vendors or training
 providers. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by
 the Linux community, LPI develops accessible, internationally-recognized
 certification programs which have earned the respect of vendors, employers and
 administrators. LPI's activities involve hundreds of volunteers and
 professionals throughout the world in many different capacities, and the group
 encourages active public involvement through mailing lists and its website at
 www.lpi.org. LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally
 through Prometric. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors
 Caldera International (Nasdaq:   CALD), IBM (NYSE:   IBM), Linuxcare, Maxspeed,
 SGI (NYSE:   SGI), SuSE Linux AG and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors
 Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:   HWP) and Wave Technologies.
 
     Contact:
      Darcel G. Kimble
      Prometric, a Thomson Company
      443.923.6706
      darcel.kimble@prometric.com
 
      Sheldon Rose
      Sacke & Associates Inc.
      416-218-1102
      sheldonr@sackepr.com
 
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