The Department of Information Technology Joins Linux Professional Institute’s Approved Academic Partner Program

Georgia Southern University’s College of Engineering and Information Technology announces a new partnership between the Department of Information Technology and the Linux Professional Institute. The Department of Information Technology recently joined Linux Professional Institute’s (LPI) training partner program as an LPI Approved Academic Partner. LPI has training partners in over 50 countries around the world.

Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI, discussed the increased demand for IT professionals skilled in Linux and Open Source software in LPI’s press release of December 18, 2012 titled LPI Expands Training Partner Program in 2012.

Dr. Christopher Kadlec, Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Georgia Southern University, noted the value of LPI certification in preparing his students for their IT careers: “Students majoring in Information Technology here at Georgia Southern University specialize in Network and Datacenter Administration, Information Management, or Web and Multimedia Foundations. All of these areas can trace their roots to Linux or Unix. Pursuing LPI certification is a great opportunity for our students to strengthen their academic knowledge and career-readiness.”

The information technology program at Georgia Southern provides specializations in information management, networking and data center management, as well as web and multimedia. The University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology both on campus and fully online and a Master of Science degree in Applied Engineering with an IT concentration. The on-campus computer science and information technology degree programs at Georgia Southern are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For further information, visit: http://cec.georgiasouthern.edu/it.

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