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HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, June 03, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Due to the current world pandemic, COVID-19, the "social distancing (non-face-to-face) lifestyle" has spread, and the globally recognized Linux Professional Linux Certification (LPIC) has also been affected in its testing procedures. As of June 1, 2020, LPIC has become available for online testing.
Linux Professional Institute (LPI), an international Linux certification body, has started offering Linux Essentials and LPIC-1 (101 and 102) exams through the OnVUE system by Pearson VUE, a global testing agency. Candidates can now take exams and receive certification at home or in the office under real-time supervision by an online supervisor.
The OnVUE system consists of a test that starts 15 minutes after a simple authentication process including ID verification, face matching, and live greetings. Candidates should check the following to ensure a smooth testing process:
- Is the webcam connected to the computer?
- Is it a stable Internet environment?
- Has the OnVUE application compatibility test been conducted in advance?
- Is the test conducted in a space free from noise or interference?
- Are preparation materials or unauthorized items violating the test clearly removed?
Currently, the only test language provided is English. Additional tests and test languages will be added as soon as possible. The introduction of an online testing system is part of the global policy implemented by LPI to slow the spread of coronavirus. LPI has made efforts to prevent issues related to offline testing, including extending the voucher expiration schedule for three months, and temporarily closing the offline test centers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, the option for online testing was reviewed and adopted as LPI determined that temporarily limiting exams could take away opportunities of students and open-source professionals.
With the introduction of OnVUE, LPI predicts that this system will make it easier to demonstrate the competence of open source talent around the world and lower the entry barrier to the LPIC exam.
Meanwhile, LPI's coronavirus response policy can be found in more detail on its website (https://www.lpi.org/coronavirus).
About LPI and LPIC
LPI is a global non-profit organization created for the development and proliferation of open source, including Linux. Since its establishment in 1999, it has overseen LPIC, the world's most prestigious Linux certification exam, and a variety of other open source certification exams for more than 180 countries around the world, including the United States, Japan, Korea, China and Vietnam.
The LPIC certification has three levels of qualification. The first phase consists of using Linux, managing local systems and basic networks, the second phase is for managing small and medium-sized networks, and the third phase is aimed at strengthening professional competency for enterprise-level high availability, virtualization, and security. LPI also provides DevOps tool tests such as Jenkins, Docker, and Git, and will continue to provide various IT-related tests that can appeal to individual capabilities in the future, in line with the needs of the company and the flow of the open source era.
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