LPI invites volunteers to participate in "beta" testing for its new exam LPI 304 "Virtualization and High Availability" in Essen and in Berlin

(Kassel, Germany: 24-03-2010) During the upcoming weeks, the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the global leading Linux certification organization, conducts worldwide beta testing for its new exam LPI 304 concerning "Virtualization and High Availability".

Related to this, LPI Central Europe offers beta testing for LPI 304 at Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany, on Saturday, April 17, 2010 and at Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Heinlein Akademie in Berlin and invites qualified volunteers to paricipate. Participation is free of cost. Similar to the development of the exams LPI 301, 302 and 303, the participants will help to test the new exam LPI 304 in its quality, accuracy and relevance. Through their input, the candidates will further improve the exam. If a candidate passes the beta testing of LPI 304, it will be recognized as a usual exam. Therefore, participants have the opportunity to belong to the first persons worldwide, who have passed this exam. Candidates should be able to verify that they own an LPIC-2 certification.

Examination takes three hours and starts at 11:00 am on April 17, 2010 and at 01:00 pm on April 20, 2010. Examination places are limited, therefore a previous registration for this exam is necessary. For registration please use the form provided under the following URL:


The objectives and details for the exam LPI 304 "Virtualization and High Availability" are provided on a Wiki page under the following URL:


All candidates need to present a valid Photo ID an a valid LPI-ID number. This can be requested under the following URL:


Because this is is beta testing, the evaluation of the results can take up to two months.

Further inquiries about LPI beta testing LPI 304 can be send via e-mail to LPI Central Europe at the following e-mail address: lpievent_at_lpice.eu

About 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 September 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. 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. LPI has delivered over 230,000 exams and 75,000 LPIC certifications around the world.