The Linux Professional Institute Revises Certification Exams

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a Linux organization, has announced revisions to its LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification exam objectives and subsequent exam question updates. The LPI provides a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and open source technologies.

IBM is a platinum sponsor of the LPI which was established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

"LPI's certification program is continually monitored for technical currency as it relates to job tasks in the IT industry. To ensure exam quality and industry relevance this requires that LPI regularly revise and update our exam objectives," states said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute. "Although the revisions being introduced in the coming months are relatively minor they reflect the input of hundreds of Linux professionals around the globe who demand the highest standard of IT professionalism from our certification program."

New versions of LPI-101 and LPI-102 exams for LPIC-1 will be published on July 2, 2012. New versions of LPI-201 and LPI-202 exams for LPIC-2 will be published on August 1, 2012. Information outlining objective changes, revised objectives, and links to LPI's exam development process can be found at