The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has recently (April 1st) updated its LPIC1 objectives significantly to come in line with advancements made over the past four years. This provides Canonical with the opportunity to readdress the Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) certification. As such, new UCP certification objectives have been finalised and the two courses, Ubuntu Professional courses 1 and 2, which prepare students to achieve the certification, are being condensed from two five-day courses to one five-day course. The five-day course will focus solely on the Ubuntu elements of the certification and preparation for the Ubuntu 199 exam.

UCP is designed for junior-to-intermediate-level system administrators working in organisations that are about to deploy, or have already deployed, Ubuntu desktops and servers in the office. The condensed (and focused) course will further assist students in quickly acquiring the skills they need to deploy Ubuntu in a corporate environment.

Ubuntu Training Partners will offer classroom-based training for this course from May 2009. An Elearning version of the course will be available from June. If you have been waiting for the right opportunity to get your staff trained on Ubuntu, this is it! For more detailed information about both courses, check out the Ubuntu Training site.