Linux Journal: Getting Certified with the Linux Professional InstituteApr 18, 2001, 17:58 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to a gentle reader for this link. ]
"For those who are not aware of LPI, we are an independent, nonprofit professional certification organization that evolved out of the Linux community and continues to move ahead with community support. We specify only the certification standards and NOT how you prepare to meet those standards. We do not approve, endorse or authorize any specific courseware, books or any other means. We are not in the business of selling training. What we are is an organization of Linux professionals setting standards for what knowledge should be known by someone working with Linux...."
"As the year 2000 drew to a close, both of our Level 1 exams were available globally through 2,400 VUE testing centers in English, with Japanese exams also available in Japan. Level 1 is targeted at an entry-level to mid-level Linux system engineer who can perform basic administration tasks (you can see the objectives on our site). As I write this article in mid-March 2001, we have had over 1,400 exams taken with over 300 people successfully completing both exams and attaining the certification of LPI Level 1 Certification (abbreviated LPIC1)."
"Currently, we are in the process of defining Level 2 exam objectives. This is more of a challenge that you might think. If you ask ten senior Linux system administrators what it is they do, and what they think are the important things for someone in their position to know, you'll probably get ten different answers! The trick for us is finding some common items that all can agree upon."