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 www.lpi.org . 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 parts. 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 www.lpi.org . 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 http://www.lpi.org . Information on the VUE testing network is at http://www.vue.com The Job Analysis Survey may be found at http://www.lpi.org/cgi-bin/jass.py "Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. "Linux Professional Institute" is a trademark of Linux Professional Institute, Inc.
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