[lpi-discuss] Regarding My Exam

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Fri Feb 24 08:57:39 EST 2006

On Friday, 24 February 2006 15:15, Chakkaradeep C C wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wrote the LPI 101 Exam and failed.Is there any retake
> policies?..should i wait one week or 90 days to retake the exam and
> should i pay again the full amount to write the exam?

Hi Chaks,

When you fail any individual exam the first time, you must wait one 
week to write it again. If you fail that exam a second or more times, 
you must wait 90 days to rewrite it.

This rule applies to each individual exam only. Failing a 101 has no 
effect on when you can write the 102 for example.

Ref: http://www.lpi.org/en/policies.html#retake

> I approached the local Prometric Test Centre -
> http://www.register.prometric.com/Centers.asp?Page=2
> I reside in Chennai,India and i approached,
> as it is the nearest Prometric Test Center to me as given in the
> link above.
> They didnt ask for my LPI ID and there was no classification
> between RPM or DEB and also i got 98 questions to be answered
> instead of the 65 questions.

They should have asked for your LPIID, it is how your exam is tracked 
to you. Send a mail to info at lpi.org asking if LPI has a record of 
your exam being written.

There is a lot of info still out there on the web about the old exam 
which was either rpm or deb. That has now fallen away and there is 
only one 101 exam which has question on both. It was felt that to 
earn a 101 a candidate really should know how to work both package 

Ref: http://www.lpi.org/en/news_item/110

The extra 33 questions are new items that are being tested and 
piloted. They do not form part of your score, and there is no 
indication which items are the new ones being tested. Once many 
people have answered these items they are statistically analyzed to 
make sure they do actually test something valid, then they are put in 
the main pool of marked items. The exam length was extended to 2 
hours to accomodate this. It only applies to computer based exams, 
the paper based ones still consist of 65 items. I received news of 
this point in a newsletter by mail a while back but can;t find any 
reference on www.lpi.org

> Am totally confused now, and LPI site does not have any details
> that i have written an LPI exam or not.
> How should i proceed now?.
> I would be really happy if people could guide me,
> --
> Regards,
> Chaks,
> --
> The main aim of communication is clarity and simplicity. Simplicity
> means focussed effort.

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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