[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] LPI set to launch new and revised LPIC-1 and, LPIC-2 Linux certification programs

Scott Lamberton slamberton at lpi.org
Wed Nov 12 12:31:35 EST 2008


Linux Professional Institute set to launch new and revised LPIC-1 and
LPIC-2 Linux certification programs

(Sacramento, USA: November 12, 2008) The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization
((http://www.lpi.org), announced it has completed an extensive review
and update of the exam objectives for the popular LPIC-1 and LPIC-2
certification programs.   New versions of these exams will be published
and available on April 1, 2009.

"This update of our LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification program is a
significant milestone in LPI's history and exemplifies our extensive,
ongoing and transparent communications with industry leaders and the
Open Source community on what are the necessary skill sets for a Linux
professional," said Jim Lacey, President and CEO of the Linux
Professional Institute.

Mr. Lacey noted many of the changes to the exams are the result of
extended consultations with partner organizations in the field and
others that support LPI's certification program: "As an example, we have
broadened the scope of the LPIC-1 exams to appeal to a wider range of
Linux professionals while focusing in-depth system administration and
networking skills in the LPIC-2 certification." Mr. Lacey also indicated
that the increasing global relevance of the LPIC program has made it
necessary that these new exams are much more sensitive to non-English
exam candidates and include a greater amount of questions around
localization, internationalization and accessibility issues.

Revised exam objectives for LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 are available on LPI's
public wiki: https://group.lpi.org/publicwiki/bin/view/Examdev/WebHome.
Candidates should note however that prior to April 1, 2009 exams will
continue to be based on the "old" objectives for LPIC-1 and LPIC-2:
http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification/the_lpic_program/lpic_1 and
http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification/the_lpic_program/lpic_2.

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 in more than 7,000 testing
locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered more than 195,000 exams and
62,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills
on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of
comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an
international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community,
the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized
global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. LPI
advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners,
sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities.
LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal,
Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP
and IDG.

Media contact:

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
Email: slamberton at lpi.org
Web: http://www.lpi.org
Telephone: +1-905-269-0862
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