Dear Linux Professional:
Following is our latest installment of the Sair Linux & GNU
Newsletter. Much has happened since our last mailing. Sair has
built strategic alliances with major hardware manufacturers and
contracted with numerous new corporate training facilities.
There are new additions to the Sair Linux & GNU Certification Ad
visory Board, and our training material will soon be available
worldwide through a variety of sources.
Sair has been asked to join the Consortium for Open Source Re
search and Development and Sair has had the unique opportunity to
present at a number of Linux conventions and conferences. The
next presentation will be at The Baazar in New York (http://the
bazaar.org/) on December 14-16, 1999.
As always, Sair would like to thank the Linux community and our
network of trainers, training centers, and advisory board members
for their regular feedback and participation in our program. To
gether we will build on this initial success and make certain
that quality, comprehensive educational material is available for
We appreciate your continued support of Sair. Your questions and
suggestions can be sent to questions at linuxcertification.com.
The Sair Linux & GNU Team
Sair Linux & GNU
Notes and News
Compaq Signs On As Sair Linux & GNU Internal Training Organization.
Compaq Computer Company has recently contracted to become a Sair
Linux & GNU Authorized Internal Training Organization (ITO).
Compaq intends to train its network of dealers worldwide with
Sair Linux & GNU material and has stipulated that Sair's compre
hensive Linux and GNU training and certification will be a pre
requisite for Compaq's internal ASE program. Compaq has already
begun to order material and classes will begin in the coming
months. Sair will initially assist in coordinating and conduct
Compaq Chooses Sair Linux & GNU Certification and Training
Contracts with Sair, Inc. to Develop Compaq's Linux ASE Program.
Compaq Computer Company has announced it will utilize Sair Linux
& GNU Training Material as a base to develop its internal ASE
program. The Compaq ASE program is designed to educate and test
Compaq employees on how Linux works specifically on Compaq hard
ware. As indicated above, Compaq has listed Sair Linux & GNU
training material as a prerequisite for the ASE program. Sair
will consult with Compaq and assist in development of the ASE
program and will utilize its own Sair Linux & GNU training mate
rial to structure the ASE program.
John Wiley & Sons Publishing Partners with Sair, Inc. to Develop
Sair Linux & GNU Training Internationally.
John Wiley & Sons Publishing has recently partnered with Sair
Linux & GNU to handle print production and provide international
marketing development and sales for Sair Linux & GNU corpo
rate/classroom training materials. John Wiley & Sons also pub
lishes and distributes Sair Linux & GNU textbooks globally.
Sair Linux & GNU Textbooks Available in December.
Sair's Linux & GNU textbook, Installation and Configuration,
which leads to the Sair Linux & GNU Installation and Configura
tion examination offered through Sylvan Prometric, will be avail
able at all major bookstores throughout the world in December.
Those interested in pre-orders may do so now through Amazon.Com,
BarnesAndNobel.com, FatBrain.com, or your favorite online book
Sair Founder and President, Dr. Tobin Maginnis to Present at
New York Convention.
Dr. P. Tobin Maginnis, president of Sair, Inc. has been asked to
present at The Baazar Linux convention in New York. Dr. Magin
nis? extensive research in open-source software and his commit
ment to education and certification in Linux prompted the invita
tion. The convention is scheduled to begin on December 14 and
run through the 16th. More information is available at
Two Exams Live, Entire LCA Level Complete By the End of November.
Sair Linux & GNU Certification examinations for Linux Installa
tion and Configuration, and System Administration are now avail
able at 143 Sylvan Prometric testing centers worldwide.
Networking and Security, Privacy and Ethics will be available by
the middle of November. Those interested in attaining the Linux
Certified Administrator (LCA) certification program must only
complete these four examinations.
Sair Linux & GNU Welcomes It's Newest Training Partners
Productivity Point International, Raleigh; Productivity Point In
ternational, Fort Lauderdale; New Horizons, New Orleans; New
Horizons, Memphis; Executive 2000, Inc.; Systems and Management
Consultants FJB Web Technology, Ltd.; The Computer Underground;
North American Computer Consultants; Excom Education, South Mel
bourne; Reliance Systems; GTC Systems; Viking Systems; Baily Con
sulting Technologies; Cascom, Inc.; Permond Solutions; The Uni
versity of Mississippi
Sair Linux & GNU Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
Sair Linux & GNU would like to welcome the following individuals
represented on our Advisory Board:
Eric Forler, Corel; John Terpstra, Turbo Linux; Julie Rowe, New
Horizons Corporate; Adam Goodman, Linux Magazine; Linux Interna
tional Technical Board; Robert McMillan, Linux Magazine Stephen
Solomon, Senior Editor, Course Technology; Karen Andrews, Produc
tivity Point International
Consortium for Open Source Research and Development schedules
first meeting in December.
Twelve universities from eleven different countries will meet in
November to plan and develop a structured program for continued
research and development of Linux and open source software. Ini
tial discussions will include areas of critical importance, shar
ing of information and communication, corporate involvement,
graduate and doctoral student inclusion and GPL legal issues.
For more information on the Consortium, please contact Kevin Sed
don at 800.777.4210.
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