With its degree programs in information technology, the Austrian University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (UAS FH Burgenland) brings together IT and management. Linux knowledge is not to be neglected in the process. This past December, as an Academic Partner of the Linux Professional Institute, the UAS hosted one of the largest Linux Essentials exam events to date.
A total of 70 students from the bachelor’s degree program took up the challenge and participated in the examination. It was organized by Dipl.-Ing. Franz Knipp, head of the Software Engineering and Networked Systems course. He emphasizes the importance of the certificate: “Linux is an important tool in many areas of IT. That’s why it’s important to know the basics, on which you can build firmly later.”
He says the exam helped students improve their understanding of the Linux operating system and its features. The Linux Essentials exam consists of multiple-choice questions that cover topics such as installation and configuration of Linux systems, important commands, and security and file permissions. The exam also calls for a basic understanding of open source software and licenses.
Franz Knipp had prepared his students with the training materials provided by LPI, supplemented during the practical exercises by specially developed work materials. He would like to continue developing these and, if possible, make them available to a wider audience as an ebook.