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How to Prepare for an LPI (Beta) Exam

Since the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) announced beta exams for the LPIC-OT DevOps Tools Engineer certification, candidates have been asking LPI representatives for ways to prepare for an LPI exam. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a simple strategy for getting ready to write an LPI exam. Step 1: Review Exam Objectives... Read more

What is DevOps? or: Why Another DevOps Certification?

The Linux Professional Institute ("LPI") recently announced the objectives for a new certification – the LPIC-OT DevOps Tools Engineer – which tests the skills and understanding of the open source tools commonly used by organisations trying to create a DevOps environment.... Read more

The Skills Gap and Future-Proofing Your Career

I speak to so many enthusiastic people at open source events around the world and they’re always looking for some real practical advice. It’s safe to say that evidence has been steadily mounting in the last few years for a critical skills gap in the global workforce.... Read more

SCALE 15x: The tech sector is opening up in many ways

In July last year I joined LPI – a non-profit organisation run to serve the shared interests and needs of the open source community. In support of our community, LPI attends the industry’s leading open source and Linux events each year – and this year I joined the team in attending SCALE 15X, the Southern California Linux Expo, which gathers IT enthusiasts from around the world to discuss the latest trends in open source operating systems and software.... Read more