[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute Certification Update

Scott Lamberton scottl at lpi.org
Mon Aug 8 13:07:50 EDT 2005


Linux Professional Institute Certification Update

SAN FRANCISCO (USA), August 8, 2005 - Improvements to the Certification
program of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI),
(http://www.lpi.org/), announced in May 2005 (see
http://www.lpi.org/en/news_item/110) are progressing rapidly and
successfully.  These improvements included regular rotation of exam
questions, objectives review, and merging of the 101 exam forms that
contain RPM and DPKG package management questions.

Objective Review:

The Objective Review of LPIC-1 was completed on schedule on June 30,
2005.  Wider community input on updating LPIC-1 objectives is now being
requested until the end of the year.  For those interested in providing
input on this review please see the draft updated objectives at

A similar effort involving community and stakeholder input will be
undertaken for the review of LPIC-2 objectives from September 2005
(2005-09-01) until the end of February 2006 (2006-02-28).

The review process includes both the objective description
(non-technical language to describe identified tasks) and the key
knowledge areas of the technology and software used. However, the basic
content of each objective will not change.

These updated objectives will be effective for LPIC-1 in April 2006
(2006-04) and for LPIC-2 in May 2006 (2006-05). In the interim and after
the review is completed the Certification team will publish a publicly
available file comparing the differences between the old and new
objectives. All community members are invited to send their
objective-related comments using the links at the review pages noted above.

Merging RPM and DPKG Package Management Exam Questions:

In May LPI announced the merging of RPM and DPKG Package Management Exam
Questions into a single form.  Traditionally, separate exam forms on
Exam 101 for LPIC-1 gave exam candidates a choice between RPM and DPKG
package management. However, due to reasons of community consensus on
required Linux knowledge and internal efficiencies it was announced that
as of October 1, 2005 (2005-09-01) exam candidates will be required to
know both forms of package management in order to successfully complete
their LPIC-1.

It is to be noted that this change will be effective in October ONLY on
English exams.  Translated exams in Japanese, German, Portuguese,
Chinese and other languages will take effect at a later date.  It is
expected that all exams in all languages will have this merging of
package management exam questions by December 2005.  Please contact your
local affiliate for details as to effective dates.
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Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional
certification for the Linux operating system, independent of software
vendors or training providers. Established as an international
non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops
accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have
earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators. LPI's
activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout
the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active
public involvement through mailing lists and its website at www.lpi.org.
LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally through
Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers. LPI's major financial
sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM (NYSE:IBM), Bradford Learning, Linux
Journal, Linux Magazine, Maxspeed, Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL), SGI
(NYSE:SGI), and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, Hewlett-Packard
(NYSE:HWP), IDG and Wave Technologies.

Media Contacts:

Glenn McKnight
Director of Business Development, Linux Professional Institute
BOOTH #464, LinuxWorld Trade Show floor,
Marcone Center, San Francisco
Cell: 1-416-419-0474

Scott Lamberton
Director of Community Relations, Linux Professional Institute
scottl at lpi.org

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