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O'Reilly Network: Brainbench and Linux Certification Roundup

Sep 23, 2000, 15:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Welcome to the sixth article of The Linux Professional. This month I'll give some news on the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and an overview of the Linux offerings from Brainbench, which offers free exams via the Web to examinees. I'll also give a summary of the certification options presented in this series of articles."

"The LPI has completed its analysis of the 102 beta exam, and results were mailed to examinees in mid-September. With the scores from both exams (101 and 102) now available, the LPI is able to award its first certification, the LPIC Level 1. Those candidates who have passed both exams should be receiving their printed certificates soon. This is a significant milestone for the LPI and for Linux administrators seeking certification of their skills."

"I admit that I was a bit skeptical when I first looked at Brainbench, a company whose byline claims that they're "the skills authority." ... Brainbench charges no fees to take their exams. Instead, the company caters to employers seeking a source for qualified job applicants. After you pass a Brainbench exam, you can list your results for these prospective employers to review. This is intended as a recruiting strategy and is funded by pricy access subscriptions charged to corporate customers."

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