wc at uk2.net
Sun Jun 29 07:12:31 EDT 2003
Apologise for cross posting, but some people have replied saying they could
not read my attachement in my first correspondence. Please find previous
I have recently passed LPIC level 1 and have noted some correspondence
regarding LPIC levels. I have a few thoughts that hopefully may add something
to the conversation.
Firstly, I think level 1 101 and 102 are both hard but fair. In a class of 8
(1 week intensive course-with experience ranging from 6mths to 3yrs) 4
people passed. The ones who failed were not disappointed, indeed they
commented that the certification is something that they will try for in the
future as having taken the exams, they recognise the qualification as proving
authority in Linux and therefore something to be earned. Once earned it will
give them a sense of satisfaction that they have achieved a level of
knowledge that will provide them with a good grounding for enterprise sys
With respect to LPIC levels, I'm not sure LPI are providing enough guidance
for both employee and employer as to where their Linux certification lies in
respect to other certification options. I also believe that the
categorisation (Level 1-3) is not appropriate for industry. I have some
knowledge of where LPIC lies with respect to other certification routes as I
have passed CompTIA Linux+ and have liaised with colleagues who have
undertaken RHCT and RHCE. May I propose the following table which may clarify
how qualifications compare and suggests a new naming scheme for LPI
qualifications more suited to industry. It also incorporates a new
introductory qualification for LPI which has been the topic of previous
archive material. Clearly recognisable professional qualification
abbreviations are important to alumini and potential employers.
What good is it to have qualifications if not to aid employment.
Previous Level Comparision Grade New Name Requirements
Level 3 10 LPIM (Linux Professional Institute Master) 5+ yrs
9 - Enterprise Sys Adm 5 yrs
Level 2 8 LPIE (Linux Professional Institute Engineer) 3 yrs+ Senior Adm
7 RHCE 2 yrs+ Senior Sys adm
Level 1 6 LPIC (Linux Professional Institute Certified) 1-2 yrs Sys Adm
5 RHTE 1 yr Sys Adm
4 CompTIA Linux+ 1 yr Sys Adm
3 LPIP (Linux Professional Institute Passport) 6mth - 1yr Sys Adm
2 - Unix Super User 1yr+
1 - Unix user 1yr
Hopefully this table or something similar would provide the guidance people
need for Linux qualifications. I believe the LPI must keep high standards and
to this end I suggest that the LPIM would require an alumini of this level to
requalify every 4 yrs.
Also more should be marketed and advertised about LPI being an independent
qualification through a recognised Univesity. In providing independent
governing, LPI positions itself as the standard bearer of excellence in Linux
cerification in comparision to a self governing vendor qualification.
Hope this helps.
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