LPI Launches New and Revised LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 Linux Certification Exams

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Sacramento,CA,USA – The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization, announced the release of new versions of the popular LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification exams. These new exams are available worldwide in English, German and Japanese through the Prometric and VUE testing networks. Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish versions of the LPIC-1 exams will be available through LPI Master Affiliates at special events and training partner exam labs.

“This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Linux Professional Institute and these revised exams are an excellent example of our ongoing commitment to the industry”, said Jim Lacey, President and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute: “During this process we undertook wide and transparent consultation with enterprise, IT professionals and the Open Source community to determine the best placement of exam content within our program. In addition, we focused on mission-critical technologies, both evolving and established, that will continue to be part of the necessary skill set of a Linux professional.” added Mr. Lacey. He noted that these consultations demonstrated to the organization that LPIC-1, in particular, has become the benchmark “entry-level” Linux certification around the world and is gaining recognition as a recruitment pre-requisite for a wide variety of IT professionals in the Open Source sector including power users, help desk and support staff, developers, system architects and network administrators.

G.Matthew Rice, Director of Product Development, who led the revision effort expressed gratitude to the many volunteer IT professionals around the world who participated in the exam development process and provided input into a new Job Task Analysis, revised objectives and new items for the exams: “This global effort has meant that our exams are much more sensitive to non-English exam candidates and include a greater amount of questions around localization, internationalization and accessibility issues. For those involved in our program since the beginning this is an accomplishment of particular significance on our 10th Anniversary,” added Mr. Rice.

Key exam changes include the following:

New Content

  • SQL Data Management
  • Accessibility
  • Localization and Internationalization
  • Data Encryption
  • More Troubleshooting and Security
  • udev Device Management
  • More Logical Volume Management

LPIC level re-focus/consistent focus

  • LPIC-1 focus consolidates Linux usage and essential local system administration
  • LPIC-2 has increased emphasis on Security and Troubleshooting topics and more consistent focus on System and Network Administration topics
  • Improved objective weighting, numbering and other format changes to assist courseware developers and students in exam preparation
  • Minimized Content Duplication between exam levels

For detailed information on the LPIC program please see our website.

For more information on changes to LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams please see LPI’s exam development wiki.

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 in more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered close to 200,000 exams and over 65,000 LPIC certifications around the world.


About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. 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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