LPI Offers "Beta" Exams for Revised Linux Certifications

(Sacramento, CA, USA: April 10, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that "beta" exams for their revised Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) program (LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 levels) will be available at LinuxTag Berlin 2013 (May 22-25).  LinuxTag 2013 also marks the 10th anniversary of LPI e.V.  -- the first representation of LPI in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and presently an affiliate of LPI-Central Europe (LPI-CE). LPI-CE will also offer exams at promotional pricing for all of LPI's certification program at the event. 

"We congratulate LPI e.V on its 10th Anniversary within the LPI organization.  Over the years they have demonstrated their thorough commitment to promoting Linux professionals and the use of Linux and Open Source Software.  LPI e.V also has an exemplary history of involvement with our exam development process which makes them the ideal hosts for the first set of "beta" exams for our revised LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

"Beta" exams are an integral part of the exam development (or revision) process where tests are administered to exam candidates to determine if exam questions are in fact measuring skills and competencies as outlined in the objectives (for more information on this part of the exam development process see: http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/structure/exam-creation). During LinuxTag, "beta" exams will be offered free to participating LPIC alumni who wish to assist with the exam development process.  Although exam results will not be recorded in an exam candidates' record, passed exams will be accepted towards a LPIC-2 or LPIC-3 certification.

"Beta" exams will be available on Thursday, May 23rd from 10:00 - 13:00 hrs. and again from 14:00 - 17:00 hrs., May 23rd, in room "Regensburg", Hall 4.1, LinuxTag.  Each exam takes 180 minutes to complete.  Participation is open, but preference will be given to LPI alumni who hold an existing LPIC-2 or LPIC-3 certification. Exam candidates should register in advance at https://lpievent.lpice.eu

Revised objectives for the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 program are as follows:
- LPIC-2: http://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-2_Objectives_V4
- LPIC-3: http://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-3_300_Objectives_V1

For further information on the revised LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 program please see: http://www.lpi.org/news/lpi-revises-lpic-2-and-lpic-3-certification-programs

LPI is also an "Official Certification Partner" at LinuxTag 2013 and will be offering LPI exams at promotional pricing: LPI Linux Essentials (German or English)--50 EUR; LPIC-1/LPIC-2 (German or English: 101, 102, 201, 202)--90 EUR each; LPI-301 (English only)--150 EUR; LPI-302, LPI-303 and LPI-304 (English only)--90 EUR each.  LPI-CE will also offer the Univention Certified Professional exam, LPI 198 (English only)-- 85 EUR.

Exams will be available as follows: 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00 hrs.
- Wednesday, May 22nd: 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00 hrs.
- Friday, May 24th: 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00 hrs.
- Saturday, May 25th: 10:00 and 13:00 hrs.

Exam candidates should register in advance at https://lpievent.lpice.eu and indicate which exam(s) and time slot(s) they are interested in.  Exam candidates are required to bring valid photo ID to the exams and should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled exam time.

During LinuxTag, LPI-CE will also host an information stand at the exhibition area in Hall 7.1c.

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 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and 120,000+ 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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