The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has updated the objectives for
LPIC-2 and is offering free beta exams to a limited number of qualified
TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
is organizing select events worldwide that offer a rare opportunity for
eligible LPIC-1 certificate holders to be among the first to take the
updated 201 and 202 beta exams, join the LPI Exam Development
Community, and advance their professional credentials.
LPI is committed to the development of global standards and
certifications in Linux and Open Source innovation. A community of
Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors, and educators design the LPI
Certification Program that unites the requirements of both IT
professionals and the organizations that would employ them.
To achieve this goal LPI utilizes an open, rigorous, and consultative
development process that uses both volunteer and hired resources. The
LPI development process is widely recognized and endorsed by Fortune
500 companies, and has met the strict requirements of independent
About the LPIC-2 Linux Engineer Certification
LPIC-2 is aimed at advanced Linux professionals. To be awarded LPIC-2,
candidates must be able administer small-to-medium sized mixed
networks, and provide recommendations to upper management. To become
LPIC-2 certified the candidate must be able to:
Administer a small to medium-sized site
Plan, implement, maintain, keep consistent, secure, and troubleshoot a
small mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
LAN server (Samba, NFS, DNS, DHCP, client management)
Internet Gateway (firewall, VPN, SSH, web cache/proxy, mail)
Internet Server (web server and reverse proxy, FTP server)
Advise management on automation and purchases
About the LPIC-2 Beta Exams (Version 4.5)
Beta exams are organized in the English language only, and will be
delivered as paper based tests (PBT). Both exams, 201 and 202, each
take 90 minutes and contain 60 questions. They are offered free of
charge. Passing the exams for 201 and 202 in conjunction with an active
LPIC-1 certification leads to the LPIC-2 Linux Engineer certification.
In addition, beta candidates will be asked to answer a short survey and
provide feedback on the exam content. For this purpose, LPI Exam
Development staff may visit beta exam labs to collect direct feedback
from the candidates.
Candidates should be aware that beta exams cover the new version of the
objectives which will contain new exam material. Their passed exams are
counted as regular exams and can be used to achieve a certification.
Failed exams can be deleted from the candidate's profile on their
How to prepare for the LPIC-2 Beta Exams
Candidates can find updated exam objectives for the new LPIC-2 201 and
202 (Version 4.5) on the LPI Wiki Resources website: https://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-2_Objectives_V4.5.
The detailed list of changes is available at: https://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-2_Summary_Version_4.0_To_4.5.
How to sign up for LPIC-2 Beta Exams for free
Beta exams are currently available in select regions including Latin
America, North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia). To apply for the
free beta exams in your country, please fill out the LPIC-2 Beta Exam Contact Request Form here: https://www.lpi.org/lpic-2-beta-signup/
"We are thankful to all the candidates for their support of our exam
development process and standards at LPI. Accurate skills verification
is vitally important in today's economy, " states Mr. Matthew Rice,
Executive Director of LPI. He goes on to explain, "Our organization
has a fundamental commitment to championing workforce development
initiatives for Linux and Open Source professionals. We have been
working closely with employers globally to reinforce the value of
certification, and we are seeing demand for certification rise. A
recent survey found that 93% of employers plan to hire a Linux
About the Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization
for Open Source professionals. With more than 500,000 exams delivered,
it's the world's first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and Open Source
certification body. LPI has certified professionals in 181 countries,
delivers exams in 9 languages, and has over 200 training partners.
We are committed to providing the IT community with certifications of
the highest quality, relevance, and accuracy. This commitment requires
that our exam development process be highly detailed, participatory,
and consultative. Join the LPI community and get involved. Connect with
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For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.lpi.org.
SOURCE Linux Professional Institute
For further information:
G. Matthew Rice
Executive Director, LPI