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Linux Professional Institute and UCLan Cyprus Academic Partnership

Linux Professional Institute and UCLan Cyprus Academic Partnership

As an approved Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Academic Partner in Cyprus, on Friday October 23rd 2015, UCLan Cyprus proudly hosted Mr Klaus Behrla, Vice-President, Business Development Europe and Mr George Thrasyvoulou, Master Affiliate Manager Cyprus of LPI and Director of the Computrain Technical Institute.

During their visit, both executives met with the UCLan Cyprus Rector, Dr Melinda Tan, and the Head of the School of Sciences, Dr Irene Polycarpou, as well as with Academics in the Computing Department.

Among other things, the three sides had a detailed discussion on how they can enhance their existing collaboration and have identified key areas to implement in the near future with the aim to improve UCLan Cyprus Computing graduates’ employability. Such areas include strengthening the existing UCLan Cyprus Computing course with LPI learning materials;  integrating into the UCLan Cyprus Computing course Linux and Open Source curriculum; aligning specific UCLan Cyprus Computing modules with LPI Linux Essentials exams; offering Linux courses at the UCLan Cyprus Cisco Networking academy; and offering LPI 102 and 102 exams for LPIC-1, LPI LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams. The three sides have also discussed the possibility for the development of a Linux and Open Source lab at the UCLan Cyprus campus with the support of LPI and GTP Computrain Ltd.

All parties look forward to a fruitful collaboration.