LPI 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, 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

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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.