Certification Watch Volume 8 #13
- Published September 01, 2005
- By Anne Martinez
Certification news regarding new CompTIA certifications, updated PMP exam, and LPI exam revisions.
CompTIA Developing Convergence+ Certification, RFID+ Beta Coming Soon
CompTIA is seeking subject matter experts to provide assistance in the development of a new convergent technologies certification to be called Convergence+. Subject matter experts will help with the job task analysis document, which will be used to create the objectives for the certification. Accepted SMEs will attend a two day workship at CompTIA headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL on September 21-22. To see if you qualify, visit the CompTIA web site.
In other CompTIA news, the RFID+ beta exam is slated for release this month (September 2005). RFID stands for radio frequency identification, a technology where the RF portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is used to transmit signals. CompTIA estimates that there are currently less than 100 solution providers capable of delivering RFID solutions.
Updated PMP Exam Coming September 30th
An updated version of the popular Project Management Professional (PMP) exam will be released worldwide on September 30, 2005. For the five days prior no version of the PMP exam will be offered. Candidates who did not pass the 2004 exam can retake the 2004 exam for one year from the date of their last attempt.
The revised exam tests candidates on 6 domains: initiating the project (11%), planning the project (23%), executing the project (27%), monitoring and controlling the project (21%), closing the project (9%), and professional and social responsibility (9%).
LPI Revising Exams
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is in the process of revising its Linux certification exams. LPI is currently seeking community input on updating the LPIC-1 certification objectives. To give your input, visit LPI.
Also, starting October 1, the option to choose between RPM and DPKG package management will be removed and candidates will have to know both.