LPI at Linux Days 2016 in Prague

October 13, 2016

LPI at Linux Days 2016 in Prague

On the weekend of October 8 - 9th, LPI Central Europe participated at Linux Days 2016 in Prague, Chechia.

Linux Days (http://www.linuxdays.cz) is the largest Czech technical open-source and Linux conference, organized annually by a group of open source enthusiasts representing various major Linux distributions including Debian, Fedora, Gentoo and openSUSE. The event took place at the Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University where nearly 1.000 people attended the event over the 2-day period. 

LPI representative, Elzbieta Godlewska, hosted an information booth in the main hall of the conference. Additionally, LPI exams were offered on the Saturday, at a reduced rate for attendees to allow the Czech Linux community to take the exam at a lower cost. LPI hosted a contest for attendees which included give-a-ways - 2 vouchers for the Linux Essentials exam, valued at 110 EUR each, and 3 Linux Essentials books in Czech.

“LPI has been active in Czechia since January 2011.” states Ms. Godlewska. “Since then, we have been involved in different educational projects, together with local partners and the Czech education authorities, such as publication of Linux Essentials book in Czech, preparing students and all candidates to take the LPI basic level exam, Linux Essentials. This year was another great year -Linux Days always attracts a very diverse group of people representing the many interests of the open source community.”

The Linux Essentials book is available for free to anyone and can be downloaded from the web here: https://www.lpice.eu/fileadmin/_migrated/content_uploads/LPI_Linux-Essentials_CZ_2014.pdf

For more information about LPI in Czechia please contact Elzbieta Godlewska at elzbieta.godlewska@lpice.eu.

 

 

 
 

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September 27, 2016

Join the Linux Professional Institute Development Community and earn your LPIC-2 Linux Engineer certification for free.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has updated the objectives for LPIC-2 and is offering free beta exams to a limited number of qualified candidates.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is organizing select events worldwide that offer a rare opportunity for eligible LPIC-1 certificate holders to be among the first to take the updated 201 and 202 beta exams, join the LPI Exam Development Community, and advance their professional credentials.

LPI is committed to the development of global standards and certifications in Linux and open source innovation. A community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors, and educators design the LPI Certification Program that unites the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them.

To achieve this goal LPI utilizes an open, rigorous, and consultative development process that uses both volunteer and hired resources. The LPI development process is widely recognized and endorsed by Fortune 500 companies, and has met the strict requirements of independent certification authorities.

About the LPIC-2 Linux Engineer Certification

LPIC-2 is aimed at advanced Linux professionals. To be awarded LPIC-2, candidates must be able administer small-to-medium sized mixed networks, and provide recommendations to upper management. To become LPIC-2 certified the candidate must be able to:

  • Administer a small to medium-sized site
  • Plan, implement, maintain, keep consistent, secure, and troubleshoot a small mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
  • LAN server (Samba, NFS, DNS, DHCP, client management)
  • Internet Gateway (firewall, VPN, SSH, web cache/proxy, mail)
  • Internet Server (web server and reverse proxy, FTP server)
  • Supervise assistants
  • Advise management on automation and purchases

About the LPIC-2 Beta Exams (Version 4.5)

Beta exams are organized in the English language only, and will be delivered as paper based tests (PBT). Both exams, 201 and 202, each take 90 minutes and contain 60 questions. They are offered free of charge. Passing the exams for 201 and 202 in conjunction with an active LPIC-1 certification leads to the LPIC-2 Linux Engineer certification.

In addition, beta candidates will be asked to answer a short survey and provide feedback on the exam content. For this purpose, LPI Exam Development staff may visit beta exam labs to collect direct feedback from the candidates.

Candidates should be aware that beta exams cover the new version of the objectives which will contain new exam material. Their passed exams are counted as regular exams and can be used to achieve a certification. Failed exams can be deleted from the candidate’s profile on their request.

How to prepare for the LPIC-2 Beta Exams

Candidates can find updated exam objectives for the new LPIC-2 201 and 202 (Version 4.5) on the LPI Wiki Resources website: https://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-2_Objectives_V4.5.

The detailed list of changes is available at: https://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-2_Summary_Version_4.0_To_4.5.

How to sign up for LPIC-2 Beta Exams for free

Beta exams are currently available in select regions including Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia). To apply for the free beta exams in your country, please fill out the LPIC-2 Beta Exam Contact Request Form here: https://www.lpi.org/lpic-2-beta-signup

“We are thankful to all the candidates for their support of our exam development process and standards at LPI. Accurate skills verification is vitally important in today’s economy, ” states Mr. Matthew Rice, Executive Director of LPI. He goes on to explain, “Our organization has a fundamental commitment to championing workforce development initiatives for Linux and open source professionals. We have been working closely with employers globally to reinforce the value of certification, and we are seeing demand for certification rise. A recent survey found that 93% of employers plan to hire a Linux professional.”

About the Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals. With more than 500,000 exams delivered, it's the world's first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and open source certification body. LPI has certified professionals in 181 countries, delivers exams in 9 languages, and has over 200 training partners.

We are committed to providing the IT community with certifications of the highest quality, relevance, and accuracy. This commitment requires that our exam development process be highly detailed, participatory, and consultative. Join the LPI community and get involved. Connect with us on Facebook, or join our Exam Development Community of volunteers, collaborating on certifications, exam development, and current technologies - http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev.

For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.lpi.org.

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Linux Professional Institute launches new website and brand identity to reflect rededication to its mission.

September 21, 2016

Linux Professional Institute launches new website and brand identity to reflect rededication to its mission.

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and brand identity. These efforts enforce LPI’s purpose: to enable economic and creative opportunities for everybody by making Open Source knowledge and skills certification universally accessible.

The new website and brand identity demonstrates Linux Professional Institute’s renewed commitment to its Linux and Open Source community-based beginnings.

Established as an international non-profit organization in October 1999 by the Linux community, LPI has grown to be a global organization contributing to the continued spread of Linux and Open Source software, and the professional certification and support of its members.

LPI’s renewed community commitment is front and center of the new website and redesigned brand identity. Over the next year, these efforts will further support the growth of LPIs certifications, corporate, and academic partnerships.

“The LPI community was created in 1999 and is trusted in over 180 countries, across 9 languages. LPI sets the most accessible, versatile, demanded, and independent standard for Open Source professional certification in the world. This year we also surpassed over half a million exams delivered. We want our brand and website to reflect this, to give people a greater sense of opportunity and better access to all of our Linux and Open Source resources. And now they do,” says G. Matthew Rice, Executive Director of LPI.

Emphasizing the role LPI plays in increasing adoption of Open Source software, Rice commented, “LPI is an enabling, scalable certification program for Open Source professionals who need to demonstrate proficiency in order to establish or further their career and to participate in Open Source communities and economies.”

The launch of the new website reaffirms and bolsters LPI’s ideal of challenging the status quo of closed source solutions, offering an alternative means of getting an education and skills recognition, knocking down barriers of entry for people and businesses by providing access for all, and leveling the economic playing field.

About Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for Open Source professionals. With more than 500,000 exams delivered, it’s the world’s first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and Open Source certification body. LPI has certified professionals in 181 countries, delivers exams in 9 languages, and has over 200 training partners.

We are committed to providing the IT community with certifications of the highest quality, relevance, and accuracy. This commitment requires that our exam development process be highly detailed, participatory, and consultative. Join the LPI community and get involved. Connect with us on Facebook, or join our Exam Development volunteers, collaborating on certifications, exam development, and current technologies - http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.lpi.org

Contact Us

G. Matthew Rice

Executive Director

Linux Professional Institute

mrice@lpi.org

 

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