LPI to Develop Enterprise-level "Security" Exam

(Sacramento, USA, March 27, 2008) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization , announced the development of a new "Security" exam elective for its LPIC-3 certification program.

Early in 2007 LPI launched the enterprise level certification program, LPIC-3, with a core certification exam (LPI-301) and a "Mixed Environment" elective (LPI-302).  In 2008 LPI will develop a "Security" elective (LPI-303) to accompany this level of the program.  The introduction of this advanced-level "Security" elective follows extensive consultation with industry leaders and enterprise customers on priorities for the LPIC-3 program.

Exam development for the LPI-303 "Security" elective is underway with the identification of job tasks associated with qualified candidates who have expertise in enterprise-level security skills.  This will be followed by an extensive global Job Task Analysis survey in July-August 2008.  The exam development program will also include objective and item development and a series of "beta" exams at special events around the world (October-November 2008).  The initial LPIC-3 exams made successful and extensive use of volunteer participation in special "beta" exam events.  Final exams are expected to be published and launched at the end of February 2009.

Linux professionals interested in participating in the exam development process or in taking the LPI-303 "beta" exams to be offered later in the year are invited to join LPI's exam development mailing list at: list.lpi.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev

In February LPI also issued a call for volunteers to assist in an updated Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey for the organization's LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification programs.  For more information on the updated JTA survey please see:



The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise and professionals and within government and the educational community. LPI's certification program is delivered worldwide in multiple languages at over 7,000 testing locations and is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents. Since the programs inception, LPI has delivered over 175,000 exams and 55,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.


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 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals while advancing 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 (Linux Pro Magazine in North America), Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, Hewlett-Packard and IDG.


Last modified: Thursday 27 March 2008