[LPI] Linux Professional Institute Certification Update

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For those of you who are pursuing a LPI certification this newsletter might be interesting:
1. Changes to LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 Objectives

LPI alumni and registered LPI candidates will know that LPI regularly
revises and updates its certification objectives to ensure technical
currency and industry relevance. Minor revisions are undertaken every
2.5 years with major updates happening at the 5 year milestone.

Revisions to our exam objectives for the 2.5 year mark have been
completed and are available at LPI Wiki.

New exams reflecting these changes were originally scheduled for
publishing on April 1, 2012 (LPIC-1) and July 1, 2012 (LPIC-2).
However, in order to allow greater time for our candidates, training
partners, and courseware publishers to prepare for these changes we will
publish these new exams at the following dates--July 2, 2012 (LPIC-1)
and August 1, 2012 (LPIC-2).

A comparison description of objective changes made between "old" and
"revised" exam objectives will be available as "addenda" on
LPI Wiki

1.1 Summary of Changes for LPIC-1

Minor changes to the objectives of LPIC-1 included in the new exams are
as follows (July 2, 2012 for all available languages):

- Explicit coverage at the basic configuration level of GRUB 2
- Explicit coverage of the ext4 file system
- Basic feature knowledge of systemd and Upstart
- Basic feature knowledge of IPv6 and LVM
- Removal of LILO coverage

1.2 Summary of Changes for LPIC-2

Changes to the objectives of LPIC-2 included in the new exams are as
follows (August 1, 2012):

- Explicit coverage of the ext4 file system
- Explicit coverage of the IPv6
- Basic feature knowledge of encrypted file systems
- Basic feature knowledge of xfsdump/xfsrestore commands
- Explicit coverage of Linux 3.0 kernel

Source: eMail from Scott Lamberton <[email protected]>
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