[gnulinuxinasia] GNU/Linux Training of Trainers LPIC-1 + FOSS Business Model

  • From: "Frederick Noronha [फ़रेदरिक नोरोनया]" <fred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:16:07 +0530

From: Francisco Sarmiento III <francis.sarmiento3@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:56 am
Subject: FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Linux Training of Trainers
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Linux Training of Trainers LPIC-1 + FOSS Business Models
Hanoi, Vietnam
30 July to 10 August 2007


Do you want to be a certified Linux trainer (LPIC-1)?

Do you want to know more about how to create business by offering a training on
Free and Open Source Software?

IOSN ASEAN+3 in cooperation with InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany
and NetNam Corporation of Vietnam are holding a training of trainers session in
Hanoi, Vietnam for Vietnamese participants over 10 days (30th July-10th August).

This course prepares participants for Linux Professionals Institute (www.lpi.org
or LPI) certification as well as to become Linux trainers in their own right.
After the training, the trainers will sit for examination to be certified as
LPIC Level 1 Linux professionals.

The low cost LPI certification exam on the 11th August is open to all.

Why a train-the-trainer approach?

A major barrier against adoption and deployment of Free and Open Source Software
(FOSS) in developing of countries in the Asia Pacific is the lack of human
resources with FOSS skills. This programme aims to address the problem by
training trainers in countries, so that these trainers in turn will be able to
train other trainers and therefore commence self-sustaining development of FOSS
human resources.

Why training on business models?

Countries that want to adopt FOSS need to build capacity for ICT and FOSS by
developing and increasing the pool of human resource skilled in FOSS application
and development. Countries face several barriers that must be addressed
simultaneously. These barriers include lack of local trainers and developers,
high costs of training and certification, and lack of awareness in industry of
the benefits of FOSS, FOSS trained human resource, as well as viable FOSS
business models.

Yet, as observed from IOSN's previous engagements, awareness and capacity
development cannot be endpoints in and of themselves. A nurturing ICT ecosystem
must exist wherein suppliers and end users of FOSS products and services are
able to understand each other's roles and support each other's needs.

Therefore, in addition, a 2-day parallel seminar on Introduction to FOSS
Business Models will be conducted. The training is part of the it@foss initative

Component 1: TRAINING - LPIC Level 1 certification (for systems administrators)

** Trainees will be able to maintain workstations and basic LAN and Internet
server services.
** Detailed objectives for LPIC Level 1 certification are available from the
links provided below:

LPI 101 Objectives
LPI 102 Objectives


Invited to participate are executives, chief information officers (CIOs),
managers, business owners and entrepeneurs from SMEs, NGOs and government

The seminar aims to present experiences and business strategies by guest
speakers from Vietnam and from other countries touching on free software
business models usually based on adding value such as services and support,
product enhancement and customization, enabling hardware components, dual
licensing, solution integration, lowering cost of end-of-life, training, and

Business people related to the Linux trainees in Component 1 have higher


This will be held on the SATURDAY, 11 August 2007 and is open to the public.

A separate call will be released specific to this examination.


For Component 1 (Linux System Administrators)

** Vietnamese presently residing and working in small-to-medium sized
enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government
agencies in Vietnam.
** Minimum of 2 to 3 years of relevant experience in Linux system and network
administration and deployment.
** Familiar with and user and/or developer of Free and Open Source Software
** Willing and permitted to undergo a 10-day (Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM)
continuous training.
** Focused on training other prospective trainers in their localities to sustain
and promote self-sustaining development of FOSS human resources.
** Females are highly encouraged to participate to achieve gender balance.

For Component 2 (FOSS Business Models)

** Institutional Leaders of participants in Component 1 (LTOT-1)
** Other leaders of small-to-medium enterprises, non-governmental organizations,
and government agencies

Interested individuals are invited to apply for participation by sending via
email the application form to: asean3[AT]iosn[DOT]net .


Download the application form at:

ODT format:

PDF format:


Advance Notice for another opportunity for FOSS-oriented companies in Vietnam:
Cross the FOSS -Bridge between Vietnam and Europe!

Do you want to team up with a European FOSS-company for joint business?
Are you interested in European expertise in Free and Open Source Software

Do you want to develop joint software projects based on FOSS?

Then you could also be interested in the initiative FOSS bridge "EU-Vietnam"
which will soon launch a call for Vietnamese companies who are interested in
teaming up with European FOSS-companies for joint software projects.

The EU (Asia Invest Program) and BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development) funded project FOSS bridge "EU-Vietnam" - Joint
Business through Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is counting on your
contribution to achieve its main goal:

Strengthening Southeast Asian software industries and boosting cooperation with
Europe through innovative collaboration on free and open source software (FOSS)
business development. The initiative is implemented by InWEnt of Germany
(Capacity Building International), INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en
Informatique et en Automatique) of France and IOIT (Institute of Information
Technology) of Vietnam.

If you are interested in a twinning or other components of FOSS Bridge, please
send an e-mail to: contact@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx We will get back to you with more
information. Also, an application form will be online soon at



IOSN is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Centre of Excellence in
Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) for the Asia-Pacific region. It was established
by UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) in 2002 through
the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.
Through a virtual secretariat - and now a network of sub-regional centres, IOSN
South Asia (based in India), IOSN Pacific Islands Countries (Fiji), and IOSN
ASEAN+3 (Philippines), it shapes its activities around FOSS technologies and
applications; awareness and advocacy; and capacity building initiatives.

IOSN ASEAN+3 sub-regional centre for the Southeast Asian countries is based at
the University of Philippines Manila. The geographical mandate of IOSN ASEAN+3
encompasses Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea. IOSN ASEAN+3 is tasked
specifically to facilitate and network FOSS advocates, experts, and developers
in these 13 countries to foster the adoption of FOSS. The vision is to have
developing countries in these countries achieve rapid and sustained economic and
social development with the utilization of affordable yet effective FOSS ICT
solutions to bridge the digital divide.

URL: http://www.iosn.net


Through its it@inwent programmes, InWEnt helps multiplying partners in Africa,
Asia and the Middle East to provide advanced knowledge in Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs). The key objectives of the programmes are to
strengthen IT sectors in various regions of the world, foster key innovations in
ICTs for development and use ICTs as enabling tools for poverty reduction.

Within its it@foss project (URL: http://www.it-foss.org), InWEnt supports the
development and  application of local innovative software solutions and business
models based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the ASEAN region.

URL: http://www.inwent.org


After two years of experimenting, NetNam were founded in 1994 by the Institute
of Information Technology, the main pioneer of Internet in Vietnam. At first,
NetNam provided E-mail and other Bulletin Board System services to customers.
Other Internet services (WWW, FTP, Telnet, etc.) were not available until the
Vietnam Internet Day, November 19, 1997.

To maintain and strengthen the qualified manpower in research and training
sector, following the Decision 68/1998/CP of the Government, NetNam Corporation
was founded in 1998. As a development and service-oriented business, NetNam is
playing role bridging the gap between research, development and the market.

URL: http://www.thoibaoviet.com

Posted by:

Francisco "Francis" E. Sarmiento III, MD
Project Officer
UNDP-International Open Source Network
ASEAN+3 Sub-Regional Node
University of the Philippines Manila-National Telehealth Center
3rd Floor I.T. Complex, PGH Compound
Taft Avenue, 1000 MANILA, Philippines
Telefax no: +00 63 2 5256501
Mobile: +63 915 8501111
Website: http://www.iosn.net

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