LPI Partner Of The Month October 2011: Städtische Berufsschule für Informationstechnik München

The “Städtische Berufsschule für Informationstechnik” in Munich is LPI Approved Academic Partner (LPI AAP) since 2007 and our Partner of the Month October 2011. The “Städtische Berufsschule für Informationstechnik”, short BS-Info, in Munich is one of the largest IT schools in Germany. Currently, there are more than 72 teachers and about 1600 students from over 500 companies in 63 IT classes. Vocational training for five qualified IT jobs has been established in 1997 in order to have specialists for companies in the information and telecommunication industry. Some of these jobs emphasize specific fields of computer sciences, others commercial aspects and the customer contact.

These are the five IT jobs:

- Application Development Specialist

- System Integration Specialist

- Computer Science Merchant

- IT System Engineer

- IT System Expert

Classes are coined by new educational findings, technical progress, social change, as well as the teachers' innovative ideas. Through continuous technical and educational training of teachers, and active participation in various committees, working groups and pilot projects, the BS-Info receives new impulses that are continually integrated into the contemporary and modern lessons.

The BS-Info teaches their students comprehensively. Learning contents are prepared in a technical, methodological, and also a social sense. Students are guided towards independent and self-directed learning. All classes are taught in so-called integrated technical teaching rooms (ITT). These are teaching rooms that are large enough to teach both theory and practice in the same room.

In addition to compulsory education, the BS-Info offers elective courses in network engineering, and since 2005, also in Linux. The aim of the Linux courses is to receive LPIC-1 certification. The LPI objectives are taught in 12 sessions with practical exercises in specially prepared ITTs. This practice is very important, because Linux can only be learned effectively, if it is practically exercised. Students prepare themselves for the sessions at home or at work using materials issued by BS-Info. Hence, after a short summary, most of the time in each session can be used to exercise. At the end of the school year, after a crash course, where all objectives are repeated, there is one LPIC-1 exam, either LPI 101 or LPI 102.

Students go to BS-Info for three years, each school year a total of 12 weeks. From eleventh grade on, they can obtain LPIC-1 after two years, because they get prepared each year for one of the two exams. All students receive a note on their school report that they attended Linux class.

Since 2007, more than 300 students at BS-Info did LPI exams. The success rate is at least 70%, and shows that the concept of the Linux classes works, and is accepted by the students.

From the beginning, Mr Reinhold Hüller, graduate engineer, who died recently, coordinated LPI exams at BS-Info. LPI e.V. mourns the sudden death of Mr. Hüller, who did a valuable and good job for LPI over a long time.

Städtische Berufsschule für Informationstechnik
Riesstraße 34
80992 Munich
Phone: +49 89 233-85200
Fax: +49 89 233-85201
Email Address: bs-informationstechnik[at]muenchen[dot]de
Web: www.bsinfo.musin.de