You are here

3rd Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop kicks off in Dar es Salaam

The 3rd Linux Admin Training of trainers workshop kicked off at the National Institute of Training (NIT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The weather is splendid, slightly cloudy and the humidity is acceptable. This bustling port city on the shores of the Indian Ocean is the commercial capital of Tanzania, with the Government sitting at Dodoma in central Tanzania.

Gracing the opening session was Anne Breuer, the country coordinator at the GIZ East Africa office in Dar es Salaam. In her address, she welcomed the participants to Tanzania and wished them a pleasant stay and success in the 2 weeks that they will be in Dar es Salaam.

Also present was Mr Betram, who represented the Rector of NIT in welcoming the participants to the institute. Edgar Telesphory, a former trainer at NIT and the FOSSFA liaison person in Tanzania, is also part of the team attending the training.

This workshop brings together about 21 participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

This is going to a busy two weeks for the participants. They must learn the LPIC-1 syllabus and sit the exams 101 and 102 at the end of the two weeks. These exams will be conducted during the LPI Commubity exam lab which will be held at NIT on the 13th August. This exam lab is open to the general public and anyone wanting to sit the exams can register with us and they will be allowed to sit the exams after paying the requisite exam fee. The training is being delivered by Jumping Bean of South Africa.

This workshop comes after the first and second workshops already held in Kenya and South Africa.

With the good skills of the participants, we are confident that we will increase the number of Linux Admin Trainers in Africa. The trainers have been selected on the basis of their experience using Linux, Systems Administration, and their plans to roll out LPI training once they go back to their countries. The levels of Linux skill and experience is quite impressive, with several of the participants having over 7 years experience with Linux and Unix. We hope that more experienced users will also help those with less experience to get up to speed.

Majority of the participants are coming from Universities across East Africa such as University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dodoma from Tanzania, Catholic, Inoorero and Moi Universities in Kenya, and University of Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Arba Minch, and Alpha Universities in Ethiopia.

The ict@innovation management team takes this opportunity to wish the LToT3 participants a pleasant stay in Dar es Salaam, and every success in the training and the upcoming exams.

3rd LPI ToT workshop in Dar es Salaam



How do you register for LPIC-I exams and how to get the studying materials thanks

Dear Suleiman,

 There are two ways to take the LPI exams. One is to go to a Prometric or VUE testing centre from where you can take the CBT (Computer Based Tests) exams. These cost about $140 to $150 depending on where you are.

The second way is to participate in a community exam lab where you can sit a PBT (Paper Based Test). This is a paper based test and normally costs about $95. If you contact our trainers on this portal whom you can find on the left side panel, then they can tell you when they are planning PBT exam labs in your area.

In the same section, you will see a link to a section where you can get training material to prepare for the exams. Better still, you can get in touch with our trainers and they would invite you to participate in their trainings.

All the best. If there is anything that is not clear, please let me know.

Add new comment