Call For Community Input: Linux Professional Institute "Job Task Analysis"

Posted by scottl on Feb 5, 2010 5:03 AM EDT
Linux Professional Institute; By Scott Lamberton
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(Toronto, Canada: February 4, 2010) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) issued a call for volunteers to assist in the development of its world leading Linux certification program ( Volunteers are sought for participation in a Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey for the organization's new specialty exam LPI-304 (High Availability and Virtualization).

Linux professionals are invited to participate in the Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey to determine exam weighting and finalize exam objectives for the new exam. The LPIC-304 JTA is available at: (survey participants will need to login using their LPI ID and password).

"With the addition of LPI-304 to our LPIC-3 level specializations, IT professionals who have achieved that level of expertise will be well-qualified to implement Linux solutions for "cloud" computing" said G.Matthew Rice, Director of Product Development at LPI.

Objectives for exam preparation and training material providers will be available February 15, 2010 and the new LPI-304 exam is scheduled to be published for June 2010.

As an incentive for volunteers LPI will be offering exclusive prizes to the first 15 participants to complete the JTA. An additional 10 prizes will be drawn from the list of participants at the close of the survey. Sample prizes can be found here:

For more information on the Job Task Analysis surveys for LPIC exams please see:

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages in more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 230,000 exams and 75,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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About Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

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