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Old 04-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 objectives to get updated

Just got the mail:

Linux Professional Institute Certification Update

Table of Contents:

1. Changes to LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 Objectives
1.1 Summary of Changes for LPIC-1`
1.2 Summary of Changes for LPIC-2

2. Other Program Initiatives
2.1 Linux Essentials
2.2 LPI Mall
2.3 LPI Marketplace

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

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

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

2. Other Program Initiatives

LPI has also recently introduced a number of other program initiatives
and services for Linux Professionals, educators, publishers and those
new to the world of Linux and Open Source Software.

2.1 Linux Essentials

This program announced this month (see: is a
"certificate of achievement" targeted at youth and others new to Linux
and Open Source Software. For more information see:

2.2 LPI Mall

LPI recently introduced a new and improved LPI Mall for its
certification alumni and other supporters. Improvements include reduced
shipping costs for customers (particularly international customers) and
a greater selection and quality of affinity products. The "new" LPI
Mall may be reached at:

2.3 LPI Marketplace

LPI is launching "LPI Marketplace"--a one stop shopping solution for all
types of exam preparation materials: courseware, study guides, books,
practice exams and other educational resources. This will provide Linux
professionals with a well-stocked online resource for all types of LPI
learning content produced by content providers from around the world.


Join LPI at SUSECon, September 18-21, 2012 (Orlando, Florida) for the
first annual global conference for SUSE Linux. LPI is a silver sponsor
of this event where SUSE users can learn about the latest developments
in enterprise-class Linux from industry-leading technology vendors. LPI
will host LPIC exam prep sessions, promotional exam labs, a booth and
more during the conference. For more information, visit:

Finally, we invite everyone to join our Social Media channels, Facebook,
Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus and others. For further information
please see:


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Old 04-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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The annual openSUSE Conference will take place in fall 2012 in
not Orlando Florida.

building your show in Orlando will leave you all alone with yourself.
Old 04-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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So does that mean if someone passes the CompTIA Linux+ exam within this month it will be outdated after July02,2012?
Old 04-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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Got reply for LPI as "LPI certs are never outdated and have to renew in every five years".
Lets see what comes in the exam next week I hate memorizing these command options; it seems RHCE was much more easier than LPI as there was man/info.
Old 05-08-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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Hi guys,

I'm currently studying for the 201 exam and I'm trying to figure out if the updated objectives will take effect from 1 August or earlier, i.e. do I have to look into the new objectives in case I sit the 201 exam sometime next week?

Thank you in advance!
Old 05-09-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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The syllabus for LPIC-2 will be same as before until August'01. If you make delay then you need to take a look at the new materials.


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