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LPI expands certifications to recognize the importance of DevOps to the open source community

LPI is launching a community-based consultation process to develop a new exam and certification for DevOps.

Designed to reflect the growing importance of DevOps collaboration models and tools in both system administration and software development, the planned certification will require candidates to pass an exam to be recognized as LPI Certified Open Technology DevOps Engineers. The first exams will be administered in Autumn 2017.

“DevOps, at its core, is a collaboration model supported by a specific set of tools. We have been observing this tool chain maturing over the last few years, and it’s the right time to talk to LPI’s open source community about how we can provide proof of proficiency in handling these tools and implementing DevOps solutions,” stated Fabian Thorns, LPI’s Director of Certification Development.

Executive Director of LPI, G. Matthew Rice, added: “As more and more companies introduce DevOps methodologies to their workflows, skills in the use of tools supporting DevOps become increasingly important and are having a major impact on the work of all our candidates. It also makes a lot of LPI’s primary topics relevant for new audiences, such as developers. The first step of our community-based exam development process is the survey of people working in the industry. This survey will be critical in identifying the skills that are required to support the collaboration of IT administrators and software developers.”

The consultation, known as a Job Task Analysis (JTA), involves an online survey offered to open source professionals worldwide and consultation with LPI’s Exam Development volunteer community. As the exam development process continues, there will be an ongoing dialogue via the exam development mailing list as well as regular blog posts on the LPI site.

“We invite everyone involved in DevOps and members of our Exam Development community to participate in this Job Task Analysis. Every single vote is an important contribution in creating a certification that reflects and endorses the skills that matter in the workplace,” said Mr. Thorns.

How to get involved:

Find out more about our new certification and how to participate in the DevOps Exam Development:


Join our exam development mailing list:


Learn more about the LPI exam development process:


About the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).

LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals. With more than 500,000 exams delivered, it’s the world’s first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and open source certification body. LPI has certified professionals in 181 countries, delivers exams in 9 languages and has over 400 training partners.

We are committed to providing the IT community with certifications of the highest quality, relevance and accuracy. This commitment requires that our exam development process be highly detailed, participatory and consultative. Join the LPI community and get involved. You can connect with us on Facebook or join our Exam Development Community of volunteers, collaborating on certifications, exam development and current technologies.http://www.lpi.org/examdev-list.

Source of the article: LPI blog 

December 5, 2016

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