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----- Forwarded message from Kara Pritchard <kara@luci.org> -----

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 11:05:36 -0600 (CST)
From: Kara Pritchard <kara@luci.org>
To: kara@kspei.com
Subject: LPI Call for Participants and Volunteers


Hello!

My name is Kara Pritchard.  I am the Director of Exam Development for the 
Linux Professional Institute (www.lpi.org).  LPI serves the community of 
Linux and open source software users, vendors, and developers - in the 
interest of increasing professional use of Open Source software throughout 
world.  Since 1998 LPI has been developing Open Source related 
certification exams with the participation of volunteers and Linux SMEs 
(Subject Matter Experts) from around the world.

LPI is launching a number of projects now, and has implemented a web-based 
interface to involve even more of our community, and I would like to ask 
you to participate.  We currently have 4 active projects that I'd like
you to consider.  You can access the Exam Development tool at:

https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/index.html

Project 1: Level 1 - Item Collection

We are working to build our existing item pool, and introduce new exam
items to build a more broad resource for use with the exam labs we're
hosting around the world.  To participate in this program, login to
the Exam Development site and visit:

https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/objective/addItems.html?exam_subject_id=5

The project lead for this program is Mark Miller (aq1@sdf.lonestar.org).  
His experience in exam development and training in the aerospace field 
with history of running Linux for nearly 10 years provides a truly unique 
and highly qualified view into our development systems.  Mark, along with 
lead SME and Editor Justin Davies (justin@palmcoder.net) are looking 
forward to building our Level 1 item pool and helping us take the program 
even further than we have so far.

Project 2. Level 2 - Update Program

Level 2 was originally published in July 2001, and hasn't had a
significant update since.  The first step to updating a program is to
evaluate what tasks are significant today to a Level 2 administrator.  We
have to collect a minimum of 300 tasks for this project before we can move
on to the next phase of the update.  To participate in this program,
please login to the Exam Development site and visit:

https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/jta/subject.html?subject_id=4

The volunteer project manager for this project is Monika Orski
(monika@orski.com).  Monika has been a long-time LPI volunteer and SME,
and I'm very excited to have her help us by leading this project.  If you
are interesting in volunteering for this specific project, please contact
Monika.  We currently have an editor for this project as well, Vagner
Farias.

Project 3. Level 3 - Samba Administrator

One of the first Level 3 programs to find active participants has been on
the subject of Samba.  This is truly an exciting topic, as it is relevant
on multiple operating systems.  The first step for any new program is to
launch a Job Task Analysis to ensure the market is strong enough, and the
topics are relevant to support an exam on the subject.  The first step
will be to collect 300-500 tasks for the survey.  To participate on this
exam project, please login and visit:

https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/jta/subject.html?subject_id=3

The volunteer project manager for this program is John H. Terpstra, an
exemplary member of the Linux community and one of the leaders of the
Samba project.  John has been a friend to LPI since we founded in 1998.
He is not only excited, but adamant to get a Samba program going, so
expect a lot of moving and shaking if you participate on this project!  If
you'd like to volunteer additional assistance to John, please contact him
at jht@samba.org.

Project 4. Level 3 - Security

Security has been a hot topic to LPI since nearly the beginning.  We've
addressed it at a low level with both of our current programs, but we
agree with the community that Security deserves a high-level heading of
its own.  Therefore, Security was decided to be our first Level 3 program
to launch.  The requirements for this program are the same as L3-Samba.
We must first launch our Job Task Analysis.  Please submit your tasks for
Security here:

https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/jta/subject.html?subject_id=1

We've had a number of volunteers for this program, which is fantastic.
The current project lead for this program is Mark Lachniet
(mark@lachniet.com).  If you wish to offer additional assistance to this
program, please contact him.  Tim Writer has volunteered and will be the
lead editor.


Upcoming Programs

We have a number of exciting new programs that have been floating around
the halls of LPI, Inc.  Two of them specifically will be launched very
soon.  One will focus on very basic Linux Core skills below our current
skills required for Level 1.  The second is planned to focus on Linux
Desktop programs.  If these specific topics are of interest to you, I hope
you'll join the LPI Exam Development mailing lists and discuss them with
us.

To join the mailing lists and participate in LPI related exam development, 
or general discussions, visit:

https://www.lpi.org/en/maillists.html

To participate direction in exam development projects, visit:

https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/index.html

If you have questions about a specific project, feel free to contact the 
project lead (listed above) or myself, kara@lpi.org.


-- 
Kara Pritchard                          Phone: 618-398-7360
Director of Exam Development            http://www.lpi.org/
President, K&S Pritchard Inc.		kara@kspei.com
--

Participate in LPI Level 3 Exam Development!
https://www.lpi.org/en/examdev/jta/index.html

----- End forwarded message -----

-bill!
bill@newbreedsoftware.com              Have you visited the Linux Users' Group
http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/        of Davis yet!?  http://www.lugod.org/
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