Linux Professional Institute Certification Update

(Sacramento, CA, USA: April 24, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced revisions to its LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification exam objectives and subsequent exam question updates.

"LPI's certification program is continually monitored for technical currency as it relates to job tasks in the IT industry.  To ensure exam quality and industry relevance this requires that LPI regularly revise and update our exam objectives. Although the revisions being introduced in the coming months are relatively minor they reflect the input of hundreds of Linux professionals around the globe who demand the highest standard of IT professionalism from our certification program.  It is this community feedback which makes LPI's program the world's most sought after and industry-recognized professional Linux certification," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute.

Summary of Changes for LPIC-1:

New versions of LPI-101 and LPI-102 exams for LPIC-1 will be published on July 2, 2012.  Minor changes to the detailed objectives of LPIC-1 included in these new exams are as follows:

- Explicit coverage at the basic configuration level of GRUB 2
- Explicit coverage of the ext4 filesystem
- Basic feature knowledge of systemd and Upstart
- Basic feature knowledge of IPv6 and LVM
- Removal of LILO coverage

Summary of Changes for LPIC-2:

New versions of LPI-201 and LPI-202 exams for LPIC-2 will be published on August 1, 2012.  These changes are as follows:

- Explicit coverage of the ext4 filesystem
- Explicit coverage of the IPv6
- Basic feature knowledge of encrypted filesystems
- Basic feature knowledge of xfsdump/xfsrestore commands
- Explicit coverage of Linux 3.0 kernel

Addenda outlining these objective changes, revised objectives, and links to LPI's exam development process can be found at: http://wiki.lpi.org/

Updated LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 objectives can also be found at LPI's main website at: http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/programs

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 at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. 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.

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