The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a Linux certification organization, announced that in 2012 it grew its training partner program to include 322 participating organizations (up more than 5% from just over 300 partners in 2011). In addition, LPI, which has training partners in over 50 countries around the world, added seven new training organizations in North America in 2012.
LPI is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. Major financial sponsors are platinum sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux, as well as gold sponsors HP and IDG. A listing of LPI training partners can be found here.