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e-Competence Certificates

eSkills training and certification are often hard to compare. They may be very specific and focused on the latest technology of one of the hardware or software suppliers, or more generic and providing overview of a field like architecture, business analysis or information security.One solution for this enigma is comparing learning outcomes with the e-competences defined in the e-Competence Framework e-CF and with the ICT Profiles of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skils. This is the core idea of the Certification Profiles listed below.

A Certification Profile contains the core information about an eSkills related certificate and shows which e-competencies match with obtaining the certificate and compares those with the most relevant ICT-profiles.

Title Junior Level Linux Certification (LPIC-1)
Provider Linux Professional Institute
Web source http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/programs/lpic-1
Description

LPIC-1 is a junior level certification for Linux administrators. Candidates should be able to:

  1. Work at the Linux command line.
  2. Perform easy maintenance tasks: help users, add users to a larger system, backup and restore, shutdown and reboot.
  3. Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a standalone PC to the Internet.

The certification is obtained after passing two exams.

Target Group - Linux Administrator
- System Administrator
- Network Specialists
Corresponding ICT profiles - SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
- NETWORK SPECIALIST
Prerequisites - None
Main subject(s) - System Architecture
- Linux Installation and Package Management
- GNU and Unix Commands
- Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
- Shells, Scripting and Data Management
- User Interfaces and Desktops
- Administrative Tasks
- Essential System Services
- Networking Fundamentals
- Security


Competence covered with this certificate Competence from the ICT Profiles
e-CF competency Level G/P/S SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATORNETWORK SPECIALIST
B.1 Application Development 2
B.2 Component Integration 2 G 22
B.3 Testing 2
B.4 Solution Deployment 2 P 2
C.1 User Support 1 S 2
C.4 Problem Management 22
E.8 Information Security Management 2 S 22

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Any mapping to the e-CF will have to deal with cases where the e-competence at hand, e.g. in a learning outcome, does not fit the description in the e-CF to its full extend. Here we used a grading (G/P/S) such that for e-competency:

For each e-competency the G (General), P (Partial) and S (Superficial) indicate the extend the competency is covered by the certificate:

 
The methodology behind the Certification Profiles has been developed during the eSkills Quality study for the European Commission. The final report of this study is available here.