Showing posts with label linux certification. Show all posts
Showing posts with label linux certification. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 March 2014

How LPI certifications can be your key to success


Entering the world of Linux engineering can be quite challenging even for the most committed individual. Add this to this year’s Linux Jobs report, according to which 90% of employers find the recruitment of Linux professionals as either “somewhat difficult” or “very difficult” (an increase on last years’ results), and it becomes clear that a new approach is needed. The importance of raining has to receive more recognition.

Linux experts of UKFast on LPI qualifications

UKFast, founded in 1999, is a business-to-business (b2b) hosting provider, currently looking after 250,000 e-commerce websites. Linux plays a key role in service delivery and technical support at UKFast; therefore it is essential that the company has well trained engineers.

Although LPI Certifications won’t make you a system administrator (sysadmin) overnight, they do provide you with a range of massive advantages in the workplace. One key benefit of the LPICs is standardisation. The training provides the basics which will enable you to approach other systems with the confidence that you will be able to work out ways around the different deviations on your own.

What the LPI qualifications give you

The LPI qualification is a great way of initialising and developing your knowledge.

LPIC1 - provides you with the basic knowledge and skills common across all distributions of Linux, such as system architecture, administrative tasks and GNU and UNIX commands.

LPIC2 - builds on this and covers advanced skills for your role as a Linux Professional. To pass this level and obtain your certification, you are required to be able to administer a small to medium sized site.

LPIC3 - is designed for ‘Enterprise’ level engineers as it introduces specialised areas of expertise such as mixed environments and security.

Firebrand is an LPI Approved Training Partner

As a leading hosting company, UKFast receives a lot of CVs and applications from engineers who have taught themselves the LPIC essentials by using books or watching training videos online. This dedication shows that you’re dealing with a motivated individual, which is the key to success.

However, self-study is not an option for everyone, as the process can be very long and often hard to manage. If you’re committed to getting your LPI certification, visit Firebrand’s LPI page and pick the one best suits your needs.

For more information on LPI certifications and an interview with Bill Quinn, CEO of LPI UK & Ireland, read Going Pro with Linux.  

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Friday, 11 May 2012

LPI certification update

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is revising its LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification exam objectives and updating its exam questions.

"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. 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.  It is this community feedback which makes LPI's program the world's most sought after and industry-recognized professional Linux certification," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute.

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

The updated LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 objectives can be found at:

Friday, 30 March 2012

LPI announces “Linux Essentials” certification

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) announced “Linux Essentials”, an innovative new credential measuring foundation knowledge in Linux and Open Source Software.

"Linux is ubiquitous and plays a significant role in the server room, on our phones and tablets, cash registers and, of course, embedded devices everywhere.  Linux is in the enterprise, in movie studios, government, academia and throughout industry around the world.  We at LPI, with the help of our partner channel, are going to take it to the last frontier--the classroom.  LPI is at the forefront of creating the first generation of Linux professionals, and now with our "Linux Essentials" program we're going to create the first global generation of "users" who are as comfortable with Linux as they are with any other operating system," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. 

The “Linux Essentials” credential has been under development by LPI for approximately two years and includes the participation of qualification authorities, academic partners, private trainers, publishers, government organizations, volunteer IT professionals and Linux and Open Source experts. The "Linux Essentials" exam leads to a "Certificate of Achievement" recognizing knowledge of the subject matter. The certification is valid for 10 years.

The “Linux Essentials” exam will be available in June 2012 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and in other nations around the world in 2013.

A full description of “Linux Essentials” is available at:

Current Linux courses offered are:

Monday, 5 March 2012

New Course: LPIC3

Firebrand has launched a 6 day LPIC 3 course. Linux LPI 3 (LPIC-3) is a Senior Level Linux Certification. It designed for enterprise-level Linux professionals and is the highest level of Linux certification in the industry. The LPIC-3 exam will test you in authentication, troubleshooting, network integration and capacity planning.

To attend this course, you must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification. However, you can take the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams in any order.