Revised 'Univention Certified Professional' exam now available in English

Sit the LPI exam 198 to become an expert in UCS at the LinuxTag 2012

(Bremen and Kassel, Germany, April 26, 2012)  On the occasion of the extensively revised Version 3.0 of the Open Source infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS), the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has seized these changes as an opportunity to revise the LPI exam 198 to become a 'Univention Certified Professional' (UVCP) in cooperation with the Bremen-based software manufacturer. The certificate is aimed at system engineers and administrators who can use it to prove extensive knowledge of Linux basics and in-depth knowledge in the field of Univention Corporate Server.

In addition to the basic revision of the exam questions, the revised UVCP exam is now available to English-speaking IT professionals: 'Univention's partner and customer relations have now expanded far beyond the German-speaking world. With this in mind, we have now decided to offer the UVCP exam in English,' said Klaus Behrla, press contact of the Linux Professional Institute.
At the LinuxTag 2012 in Berlin, we will be offering the possibility to sit the UVCP exams from 24th to 26th May.

Interested parties can register directly at the Linux Professional Institute's website at: The examination fee is € 85; Univention partners pay € 75.
Further information can be found at:

About Univention

Univention is a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and effective administration of IT infrastructures. At the heart of our offer is the Linux infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is a modern enterprise Linux distribution with an integrated Open Source solution for identity and infrastructure management, which makes efficient, centrally controlled administration possible even in challenging environments. The core product UCS is complemented with, among other things, products building on it for the cross-platform administration of thin clients, an Open Source desktop for professional users and an integrated server and desktop virtualization solution. Thanks to the supplied connectors, the products are ideal for use with for example the Microsoft Active Directory, integrate perfectly in existing infrastructures and allow simple migration. An increasing number of software manufacturers, including the groupware manufacturers Open-Xchange and Zarafa and the ECM manufacturers Agorum and O3Spaces, offer optimised packages for operation with UCS, which can be integrated in the UCS management system among other things. UCS is thus the Open Source integration platform for IT infrastructure operation and management.

Contact information:
Univention GmbH
Silvia Frank, Marketing and PR Manager
Mary-Somerville-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Telephone: +49 (0)421 22232 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)421 22232 - 99

About LPI Central Europe:

LPI Central Europe represents the Linux Professional Institute as a Master Affiliate in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. 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. LPIs major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

Further information can be found under

Press Contact:
Klaus Behrla, LPI Central Europe
Tel.: +49 (0)561 80700-50