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Two South Africans first to certify for Ubuntu

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The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Canonical have announced the world's first Ubuntu Certified Professionals: Fred Strauss and Khayeni Ndlovu of Johannesburg, South Africa. Strauss and Ndlovu were amongst a group of six who wrote paper versions of the Ubuntu certification exam at LinuxWorld Johannesburg on May 18, 2006.

Canonical spokesperson Jane Silber extended her congratulations to Strauss and Ndlovu on their achievement: "Canonical is proud to welcome these first Ubuntu Certified Professionals into the world-wide Ubuntu community. Their achievement reinforces the increasing demand we have noted from engineers and managers for an IT certification which proves an individual's Ubuntu skills --particularly within the enterprise environment," says Silber.

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