Future Cert - News LPI UK & Ireland

Whose fault is the IT skills gap? The employer’s view.

That we face a major IT skills gap, both here in the UK and around the world, is a given.  That the IT skills gap is hampering business, organisational – and even national – performance and growth is certain.  The key to enabling and accelerating that growth is to ensure employers have access to a[…]

Future Cert - News LPI UK & Ireland

Whose fault is the IT skills gap? The IT professional’s view

If you work in the IT sector or education – or simply read a newspaper – there’s no need to tell you that a chronic shortage of qualified IT professionals continues to impede economic growth in the UK.  Yet, despite agreeing that there is a problem, authorities across industry, the education sector and the Government,[…]

Future Cert - News LPI UK & Ireland

Education shake-up & employer investment are key to tackling IT skills shortage

A dramatic overhaul of IT education and better employer investment in training are vital if the UK’s chronic IT skills shortage is to be addressed, according to the UK and Ireland’s Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification providers Future Cert. In a new white paper, Future Cert argues that a double-whammy of factors is taking its[…]

Open Source Technology Skills

Mind The Gap An industry report on open source technology skills in the UK commissioned jointly by non-pro t IT industry bodies LPI, Future Cert and CompTIA, uncovers the depth of the challenge, and indicates that a stronger focus on skills certification could be part of the answer. To obtain a copy of the White[…]

BelFOSS Conference - 28th Jan 2016 Queen's University Belfast

BelFOSS 2017 – roundup by Jonny McCullagh

Jonny McCullagh, DevOps Engineer and one of the organisers of BelFOSS, submitted this summary as unfortunately this year we weren’t able to attend. For those interested, the next event is both being planned and scheduled for the end og January 2018. If you are in Belfast or able to travel to, Future Cert would strongly[…]

LPI DevOps Tools Engineer

LPI DevOps Tools Engineer Objectives Feedback

Your input is vital to the exam development process LPI have just finished consulting the field to help us determine the skills, tasks and areas of knowledge needed for jobs in a DevOps environment. The exam development team has drafted an outline of topics that they think should be covered based on this input. Now we need[…]

Pam Erskine - Principal Consultant at Advanced Organizational Performance Techniques (AdOPT)

Guest Blog: DevOps Involves More Than Just IT

This month Pam Erskine, Principal Consultant at Advanced Organizational Performance Techniques (AdOPT) has contributed the blog “Guest Blog: DevOps Involves More Than Just IT”. If you are involved in implementing DevOps practices or if you are researching DevOps, you know that culture change is critical to success.  Developers and Operations must work together to create high[…]

LPIC-2 Linux Engineer

LPIC 2 new objectives available on Pearson VUE

LPI (Linux Professional Institute) made available version 4.5 of the LPIC 2 objectives for exam taking at Pearson VUE. The new exam codes will be LPI 201-450 and LPI 202-450. The exam with the v4.0 objectives (202-400) will remain available until August 2017. You may write any version of the exams and they will count[…]