Linux Certification Body Advances Its Second Level Program, Invites Public Input Through a New Job-Task Survey

Jan 30, 2001, 00:00 ET from Linux Professional Institute

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
 today announced the start of the next development phase in its intermediate
 Level 2 Linux certification program.
     LPI invites intermediate and advanced Linux system administrators to
 participate in a Job Analysis Survey for the Level 2 program.  This survey, in
 keeping with standard psychometric practice, is designed to assist LPI to
 determine the necessary tasks to be tested by its intermediate-level Linux
 administration exams.
     "We're excited to be moving ahead with Level 2," said Kara Pritchard, LPI
 Director of Exam Development.  "The community has been telling us of the
 importance of quickly developing our advanced programs, and we intend to
 deliver a high-quality exam program as we did for Level 1."  The Level 2 Job
 Analysis Survey is open to the community, and is accessible from the home page
 of the LPI website at .
     The Level 2 Job Analysis Survey is similar in form to the one carried out
 by LPI for its junior-level certification in April 1999.  The Level 2 survey
 is made up of 19 parts, each of which takes between 10 and 20 minutes to
 complete.  Participants may complete as few, or as many parts as they wish;
 however, LPI encourages participants, if possible, to respond to all of the
     As an extra incentive to encourage participation, LPI will select a name
 at random from amongst those who complete all 19 parts of the survey.  The
 winner will receive vouchers redeemable towards LPI's two Level 2 exams once
 they are published.
     The two exams required for LPI's level 1 certification are delivered
 worldwide and are available in the English and Japanese languages.  Since
 their introduction in 2000, LPI's exams have been taken more than 1,300 times.
     About LPI ...
     The Linux Professional Institute is a community project to develop
 professional certification for the Linux operating system.  Established as a
 nonprofit organization focused on defining distribution-neutral and
 vendor-neutral certification standards, LPI involves a unique blend of
 hundreds of volunteers and professionals in many different capacities and
 encourages public involvement through mailing lists and its website of .  LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally
 through test centers operated by Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), a
 division of NCS.  Major financial sponsorship of LPI is from Platinum Sponsors
 of Caldera Systems, IBM, Linuxcare, Maxspeed, SGI, SuSE Linux AG and
 TurboLinux as well as the Gold Sponsors Hewlett-Packard and Wave Technologies.
     More information can be obtained at .
     Information on the VUE testing network is at
     The Job Analysis Survey may be found at
     "Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other
     "Linux Professional Institute" is a trademark of Linux Professional
 Institute, Inc.

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