The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced upcoming changes to their LPIC-1 and LPIC-304 certification programs. New objectives for these certifications are presently under development with the input of the professional Linux community. LPI will roll out the new exams in English starting January 1st, 2015. Additional information on the release schedule of updated non-English language exams and pricing is not yet available.
"At LPI, we are committed to ensuring our exams align with the skills our certification candidates need to be competitive in today's technology workforce. By continually investing in the relevance of our exams, employers can be confident that LPI certified professionals have the best skills to support their organizations," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute. He continued, "We're fortunate to be supported in our efforts by an active professional community that shares its valuable insights on current workplace skills requirements and technology trends."
The Job Task Analysis for the new objectives for the LPIC-1 and LPIC-304 exams will continue through May 31st, 2014. Beta exams with these revised objectives will be available starting on June 1st, 2014 and will continue through September 30th, 2014. Existing versions of the LPIC-1 and LPIC-304 exams will be available during a six-month transition period once the new exams are released in early 2015.
LPI alumni and other Linux professionals are encouraged to contribute to the exam development process through this exam objectives survey:
Linux professionals are also invited to join the development mailing list to stay up to date on LPI's exam development process: http://list.lpi.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev
Progress on objective development is available at http://wiki.lpi.org/