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CertCities.com: LPI 101: Proving Your Linux Competency

Aug 25, 2001, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Neilson)

[ Thanks to Alan Mead for this link. ]

"The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is developing a Linux certification program using the same open principles that are used to develop Linux itself. As an "open body," it's sponsored by a large number of vendors (including SuSE, HP, Linuxcare, IBM, and Caldera); anyone can take part in the exam preparation process.

Why, you might ask, when there are so many other Linux certification offerings emerging right now -- Red Hat's RHCE program,the SAIR-GNU Linux program, and soon Linux+ from CompTIA -- would I pursue this one? I elected to take this certification now because it's available and because it's non-vendor-specific. In addition, I made the assessment that the RHCE was probably a more advanced level of certification, which I'm probably not ready for right now. My goal was to strengthen my Linux skills; taking the LPI program was a structured path to that end.

The LPI Linux certification will eventually have three levels of certification, though only the first level of certification is available now. LPI Level-1 certification requires you to pass two exams, 101 and 102. This article deals with the content for the 101 exam, which I recently took. I'll deal with the 102 content in a later article."

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