LPI expands certifications to recognize the importance of DevOps to the open source community

November 22, 2016

LPI expands certifications to recognize the importance of DevOps to the open source community

LPI is launching a community-based consultation process to develop a new exam and certification for DevOps.

Designed to reflect the growing importance of DevOps collaboration models and tools in both system administration and software development, the planned certification will require candidates to pass an exam to be awarded LPI Certified Open Technology DevOps Engineer. The first exams will take place in Autumn 2017.

“DevOps, at its core, is a collaboration model supported by a specific set of tools. We have been observing this tool chain maturing over the last few years and it’s the right time to talk to LPI’s open source community about how we can provide proof of proficiency in handling these tools and implementing DevOps solutions”, states Fabian Thorns, LPI’s Director of Certification Development.

Executive Director of LPI, G. Matthew Rice, adds: “As more and more companies introduce DevOps methodologies to their workflows, skills in the use of tools supporting DevOps become increasingly important and are having a major impact on the work of all our candidates. It also makes a lot of LPI’s primary topics relevant for new audiences, such as developers. The first step of our community-based exam development process is the survey of people working in the industry. This survey will be critical in identifying the skills that are required to support the collaboration of IT administrators and software developers”.

The consultation – known as a Job Task Analysis (JTA) – involves an online survey to open source professionals worldwide and consultation with LPI’s Exam Development volunteer community. As the exam development process continues there will be ongoing dialogue via the exam development mailing list as well as regular blog posts on the LPI site.

“We invite everyone involved in DevOps and members of our Exam Development community to participate in this Job Task Analysis. Every single vote is an important contribution to create a certification that reflects and endorses the skills that matter in the workplace”, says Mr. Thorns.

How to get involved:

Find out more about our new certification and how to participate in the DevOps Exam Development:

http://www.lpi.org/devops

Join our exam development mailing list:

http://www.lpi.org/examdev-list

Learn more about the LPI exam development process:

http://www.lpi.org/value-of-certification/our-certification-development-standards

 

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 400 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://www.lpi.org/examdev-list.

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Presentation Day and OSS Weekend in Kosice, Slovakia

October 21, 2016

Presentation Day and OSS Weekend in Kosice, Slovakia

On October 21st 2016, LPI Central Europe held a Presentation Day in Kosice, Slovakia. The meeting was organized together with the local training partner, LPI ATP, ELCT (www.elct.sk), in the company's facilities in Kosice. Elzbieta Godlewska, LPI Representative in Slovakia, presented LPI certification programs to several IT companies based in "Kosice Silicon Valley", including T-Systems, the biggest employer of IT professionals in the region (over 2.500 IT specialists employed).

Following the LPI keynote, ELCT presented the details of the training the company offers to prepare candidates to take the LPI exam.

The day after, October 22nd, LPI CE participated in the OSS Weekend, organized by SOIT, Slovak organization for Open Information Technology, at the Faculty of Science of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Kosice.

Elzbieta had a keynote presentation at the opening of the event on Saturday morning and PBT exams were offered both days.

OSS Weekend (http://ossvikend.sk/index.html) is an annual two-day event dedicated to open technologies, targeted mainly at Linux community and students.

LPI CE wants to give a very special thanks to ELCT and SOIT for a perfect organization of the events in Kosice and for allowing LPI to participate.

Latinoware, the Latin American Free Software Conference

October 18, 2016

Latinoware, the Latin American Free Software Conference

Latinoware partners with FISL, the Free Software International Forum, as the largest Free Software event in South America with over 5,000 expected to attend.

Mr. Cesar Brod, Director of Regional Development Brasil at Linux Professional Institute (LPI Brasil), will be speaking about the importance of fostering education and certification in business.  Jon Hall, LPI’s Chair, will be delivering a keynote for Linux International, as well as supporting LPI at the show. Henry Chalup, Director General LPI — España e Hispanoamérica, will also be speaking at the event. In fact, Henry will be busy this month speaking at several other events in Argentina including CISL (Conferencia Internacional de Software Libre), where Jon Hall will also be presenting. LPI will be well represented at the event, as well as offering 20 LPIC-2 beta exams, and for fun, 1,000 temporary tattoos.

Jon “maddog” Hall and Cesar Brod just finished attending the First Ubatuba MeetUp — Free Software and Free Culture Event in Brazil last week. Many Linux and Open Source workshops are to be held at Ubatuba, an ocean side city northeast of São Paulo. Interestingly, the city has its own Linux Distribution, Ubatux.

For more information, visit the Latinoware website at www.latinoware.org.

For more information, visit the Ubatuba event website at www.ubatuba.sp.gov.br/smti/software-e-cultura-livres-sao-tema-de-encontro-em-ubatuba.

Linux Certification Virtual Summit

October 17, 2016

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

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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G. Matthew Rice

Executive Director, LPI

mrice@lpi.org

 

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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