LPI-News August 2002

Shilongo Shikudule Sacky sacky at schoolnet.na
Wed Aug 28 10:32:04 EDT 2002


Thanks Wil

On Wed 28 Aug 02 15:03, you wrote:
> Hello and welcome to the August issue of the LPI-News.
>
> There has been lots of activity here at LPI recently - and here are a
> few of the highlights.
>
> 1. Level 1 Revision.
>
> 2. Does your LPI certification expire ?
>
> 3. Linux World - San Francisco.
>
> 4. LPI - T-shirts.
>
> 5. LPI's New President.
>
> 6. Education and Training.
>
> 7. Apologies
>
>
>
> 1...Level 1 Revision;
>
>
> Level 1 has been updated and has been re-published with Vue and
> Prometric - in English (Japanese translation to be completed soon).
>
> The Beta form of the re-written Level 1 exams is out at all Vue and
> Prometric testing sites around the world - these beta exams are scored
> when you take the exam - (there is no waiting for results).
> They will be used for your certification.
>
>
> If you have taken the old 101 exam, you can now take the new updated
> 102 exam (or vice versa) and if you pass both - you will still be
> certified LPIC-1.
>
> Kara Pritchard is our director of exam development She has written
> a brief overview of the re-written Level 1 exams;
>
> LPI Level 1 Release 2 Beta - "Friend or Foe"
>
> We have been overwhelmed by the interest of individuals for our new beta
> exams for LPI's Level 1 Certification. This is a very exciting time for
> the staff of LPI to have grown large enough (and long enough) to need to
> update our original product.
>
> There has been a concern by candidates, however, regarding taking these
> beta exams while having prepared for the old exam content and
> objectives.
> Exam candidates should not be concerned about this.
>
> A "beta" period is used when a new exam with new items (questions) are
> released. This exam is typically not scored until the results of how the
> items are performing, and other psychometric analyses are completed,
> including the "cut score standard study".  In the past, this phase has
> required candidates to wait 6 months to receive their exam results.  LPI
> decided that such a wait was not acceptable service for LPIC candidates.
>
> For this reason, LPI opted to use a "seeded" beta for the second release
> of the Level 1 exams.  This means that a form of the original item pool
> is
> used on the new exam forms and the new beta items are seeded in.
> Candidates are scored based on their performance of the items that
> already
> completed a beta process, while they also participate in a standard beta
> evaluation for the new items, which do not affect their scores.
>
> Therefore, candidates who complete the beta program have the opportunity
> to help LPI set the standard for our final Level 1 Release 2 exams while
> obtaining their LPIC-1 based on their knowledge of existing objectives.
> In fact, candidates participating in the beta have the advantage of
> extended time to complete the exam and an even better item pool with
> poorly performing items removed.
>
> Before participating in our beta study, you should review the new
> objectives, which have been published since earlier this year.
>
>         http://www.lpi.org/p-index.html
>
> Thank-you for your support!
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Next Phase of Level 1 Release 2 Development Begins
>
> With the new beta exams published, LPI's exam development team has taken
> a
> brief nap and is ready to begin the next phase, "Cut Score Standard
> Study". Setting the cut score standard is a typical psychometric process
> which is used to set the score scale and passing (cut) score for the
> exams.
>
> This process takes several weeks and involves a group of qualified
> administrators to review the new exam items and rate them against the
> "minimally qualified candidate" for how the candidate would perform on
> the
> item. This process is repeated as the subject matter experts collaborate
> on these results and come to a consensus. This consensus is compared to
> the beta analysis results and a cut score is created. The process is
> quite
> tedious but is the most important part of the exam development process.
>
> We need to build a group that is well rounded and representative of the
> Linux community to complete this project.  If you are available for a
> few
> hours a week for the next few weeks, please contact our Director of Exam
> Development, Kara Pritchard, kara at lpi.org.  Please send her your
> credentials or resume so she can build our Subject Matter Expert (SME)
> team!
>
>
>
> 2...Expiration of your LPIC;
>
> Please remember that LPI offers certification that does not expire.
>
> Once you have your LPIC - 1 or 2, you may update it at any time if you
> wish, so that you don't have an out of date certification -
> but we leave that entirely up to you, the candidate, to decide when and
> if you should re-certify.
>
>
>
> 3...Linux World - San Francisco
>
> The show was a great success for LPI.  We had over 200 exams taken
> during the show, and a lot of interest from various possible candidates.
>
> For those of you who took the exams in San Francisco, thanks for
> coming out to participate.
>
> We thank all those who came out to help by doing booth duty - during
> the show;
>
> Ed Riddle
> Mark Neilson
> Brian Beck
> Chander Cant
> Brian Cooley
>
> (If I have missed anyone, I apologize - we had a very busy few days in
> San Francisco. !)
>
>
>
> 4...LPI T-shirts
>
> LPI T-shirts are available at Linux Central.....they are really
> quite nice - with a small logo in the front and a large Elpic
> penguin on the back.
>
> http://linuxcentral.com/catalog/index.php3?prod_code=G000-090
>
> If you are interested in purchasing a Tshirt - you should know that
> some of the funds are directed back to LPI to continue the LPI work.
>
>
>
> 5....LPI has a new President;
>
>
> At a special meeting of the Board of Directors - the Board
> elected Evan Leibovitch as the new President of LPI.
>
> Chuck Mead has decided to leave the position for personal reasons,
> and the board thanks him very much for his valuable contributions over
> the past year.  Chuck will continue as a board member at large.
>
> Evan Leibovitch has been with LPI since it's inception, and hopes to
> continue to provide leadership to ensure LPI has a quality product
> and remains a very professional and desirable designation.
>
>
>
> 6...Education;
>
> It's important that anyone who wants to find training for the LPI
> exams should be able to find it easily.  There are a couple of areas
> where you can find training;
>
> LPI approved training material (LATM) http://www.lpi.org
>
> Please look at the training page of LPI's website;
> http://www.lpi.org/c-preparation.html
>
> and this unaffiliated site, that shows Linux training around the
> world;
> http://www.lintraining.com
>
> Join our mailing lists to ensure you are updated on what's happening
> at LPI - and also to exchange ideas on training, and other issues.
> http://www.lpi.org/i-maillists.html
>
>
>
> 7...Apologies;
>
> It seems I had a few errors in last months News letter, and I would
> like to make an apology.
>
> First; Sponsors
> To those of you looking for our sponsor list - please check here;
> http://www.lpi.org/a-sponsors.html
>
>
> On New Training Material - http://www.boson.com
> Apology to www.boson.com (I had a spelling error here)
>
>
> Finally on the LPI-Japan paragraph, Ninomiya Mizue is the main
> contact and her e-mail address is;
> "Ninomiya Mizue (LPI Japan)" <ninomiya at lpi.or.jp>
>
> If you find an error in any of these informal LPI News letters, please
> don't hesitate to let me know....I would appreciate it.
>
>
>
> Thanks for your support of LPI.
>
>
> Wilma Silbermann
> Executive Assistant
> wilma at lpi.org
> 905 874 4822
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