Linux Professional Institute Revises Objectives for LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 Linux Certification Programs

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The Linux Professional Institute, the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced it has completed an extensive review and update of the exam objectives for their LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 certification programs. The new exams for LPIC-2 will be available November 1, 2013 in English and LPIC-3 will be available October 1, 2013 in English.


"These updates of our LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 certification program represent significant changes in our advanced-level Linux certifications and are the result of extensive consultations with industry leaders, partner organizations, Linux professionals and others active in the Linux and Open Source Software ecosystem. We appreciate their input and interest in continuing to "set the bar" in defining the necessary knowledge and skill set for Linux professionals," said G. Matthew Rice, director of product development for LPI. Mr. Rice noted in particular the movement of Capacity Planning and OpenLDAP topics into LPIC-2 and the "one exam" approach to LPIC-3 certification (i.e. one of LPI-300, LPI-303 or LPI-304) as notable and significant changes to these advanced-level certifications.


Changes to the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 certification programs were originally announced in January:


Revised exam objectives for LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 for the October/November 2013 exams are available on LPI's public wiki:


Candidates should note however that prior to October/November 2013 exams will continue to be based on the "old" objectives for LPIC-2 and LPIC-3:


Publishers and LPI alumni planning on re-certifying on LPIC-2 may also want to note the following document which describes specific changes from LPIC-2 version 3.5 to version 4.0 (November 2013):


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 125,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.