[LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute Launches Enterprise-level "Virtualization" Exam
slamberton at lpi.org
Thu Jul 29 11:25:37 EDT 2010
LPI Launches Enterprise-level "Virtualization" Exam
(Sacramento, USA, July 29, 2010) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI),
the world's premier Linux certification organization
(http://www.lpi.org), launched the "Virtualization and High
Availability" exam elective for their LPIC-3 certification program. The
LPI-304 exam is the third available elective for LPI's enterprise-level
LPIC-3 certification program for Linux professionals. Due to demand for
this exam LPI will be hosting two special exam labs in August for this
new release: FrOSCon 5 (Sankt Augustin, Germany:
http://www.froscon.de/en/program/program.html#c1230) and LinuxCon Brazil
(São Paulo, Brazil:
"Technologies covered in this LPIC-3 level exam are integral components
of Cloud computing. Solution-providers looking for expertise in
virtualization and high availability at the enterprise level now have a
vendor-neutral Linux certification program that clearly measures these
important skill sets," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.
The LPIC-3 certification program consists of a single "core" exam
(LPI-301) which focuses on skills in authentication, troubleshooting,
network integration and capacity planning. This "core" certification can
be supplemented by existing specialty electives in "Mixed Environments"
(LPI-302), "Security" (LPI-303) and now "Virtualization and High
Availability" (LPI-304). Additional specialty electives are planned for
release in "Web and Intranet" and "Mail and Messaging". Detailed
information on the LPIC-3 program, exam objectives, tasks and sample
questions can be found at http://www.lpi.org/lpic-3.
Exam development for the LPI-304 "Virtualization and High Availability"
included extensive consultation with industry, a global Job Task
Analysis survey amongst IT professionals, and close to a hundred "beta"
exams at a series of special events around the world. These "beta" exams
were offered to qualified IT professionals in order to establish the
psychometric data necessary to ensure exam questions and objectives were
relevant and of the highest quality.
Ralf Spenneberg (Steinfurt, Germany), Takeshi Ito (Yokohama, Japan) and
Fabian Thorns (Karlsruhe, Germany) all existing holders of the LPIC-3
certification, were the first eligible "beta" participants to
successfully pass the LPI-304 "Virtualization and High Availability"
exam and earn that elective status.
“The LPI-304 exam, like other exams in the LPIC-3 certification program,
focuses on the professional use of Linux in the enterprise.
Virtualization and High Availability are current topics in data centers.
This exam requires comprehensive knowledge in these areas and considers
all important Open Source products: XEN, KVM, OpenVZ, Pacemaker,
OpenAIS, Red Hat Cluster, etc. Linux professionals who obtain LPIC-3 and
the LPI-304 specialty exam have proven that they know the different
alternatives and are able to recommend the proper solution for every
application,” said Ralph penneberg of Open Source Training:
Technologies covered in the LPI-304 exam include virtualization (Xen,
KVM, OpenVZ, VirtualBox), Load Balancing, Cluster Management and Cluster
Storage. Exam objectives for LPI-304 can be found at: http://www.lpi.org/304
Suggested resource material for exam preparation is available at:
The LPI-304 exam is available at Prometric and VUE testing centers.
The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT
industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government
entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is
supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is
distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing
locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 258,000 exams and 87,000
LPIC certifications around the world.
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recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux
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