LPI has announced a new release of Senior Level Mixed Environment Exam from October 1, 2013. Linux Professional Institute has made changes in its Senior Level Linux Professional Certification. The two exams– 117-301 and 117-302 has been merged into one exam 117-300. From October 1, 2013 candidates can choose any one exam from 300 series as 300 Mixed Environment, 303 Security or 304 High Availability and Virtualization to achieve Senior Level Linux Certification. The 301 and 302 exams are valid upto Dec 31 2013. Candidates who intend to take these exams must schedule and register their exam before December 31st 2013. This certification establishes your competence for well-defined Linux-related functions and easily demonstrates your competence to a potential contractor or employer. The certification helps you set out and follow a career path.

What’s cover in 300 Exam?

The LPI-300 exam replaces both the exams and also provides the designation of LPIC-3 Mixed Environment. LPI-300 exam will be available from Oct 1, 2013 and has given freedom to candidate to take any one of the exam from 300 series to attain LPI-3 certification. Candidates must have LPIC-2 certification to achieve LPIC-3 certification. Candidates can take LPIC-2 exams in any order and any one exam from LPIC-3 exams to gain LPIC-3 certification. Passing  any one exam as 300(replaces 301 and 302), 303 or 304 is the essential requirement for this certification.

To pass LPIC-3 Mixed Environment Specialty following things are taken into consideration-

  • Candidates should have several years of experience with installing and maintaining Linux on computers.
  • Candidates should have integration experience with diverse technologies and operating systems
  • Candidates should have professional experience and know advanced and enterprise levels of Linux administration, including installation, management, security, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Candidates should be able to plan, architect, design, build and implement a full environment using Samba3, Samba4 and be able to use open-source tools to measure capacity planning and to troubleshoot resource problems
  • Candidates should have experience for using LDAP to integrate with Unix services and Windows services, including Samba, PAM, NSS, Active Directory.

Retirement of Exam LPI 301 and 302

Details 301: Core 302:Mixed Environment
Available From January 2007 January 2007
Retirement 2013/12/31 2013/12/31
Requirement 301 exam 301 exam and any one exam from 304 and 305
Prerequisites LPIC-2 exam in any order LPIC-2 exam in any order
Replaced By 300 300

a)       LPI-301:- This exam is the sole exam for LPIC-3 certification. The candidates must have essential skills such as authentication, troubleshooting, network integration and capacity planning.

b)   LPI-302:- On the completion of this exam, candidates can get LPI-3 certification.

To get more information about Senior Level Linux Professional Certification, please visit the following link https://www.ucertify.com/certifications/Linux/lpic-3.html



CALIFORNIA, October 21, 2013-Oracle University has recently launched a new series of Oracle Database 12c Administrator certifications. The new Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasizes on the foundational and progressive skills required for Database Administrators which add connotation to resume and holistically develops candidates and provides leverage when it comes to employment. With new inventions happening it is necessary to update the technology in accordance with it. So it is necessary for aspiring candidates to update their knowledge and pace up with fluctuating IT sector.


The Oracle Certified Associate(OCA) for Oracle Database 12c certification ensures that the candidates have a strong foundation  of administration skills. Its objectives are intended to measure a candidate’s ability to manage the challenges they’re likely to encounter on the job.

To achieve this certification, candidates needs to pass two exams: 1Z0-061 and 1Z0-062. The OCA certification track also allows for several alternate exams which can be substituted for 1Z0-061.


The Oracle Certified Professional for Oracle Database 12c certification emphasizes on developing and implementing various ways for backup and recovery, designing strategies for pluggable databases and thorough understanding on how CDB/PDBs fit into DBaaS cloud-computing model.

Professionals with Oracle 9i, Oracle Database 10g or Oracle Database 11g can upgrade to Oracle 12c credential by passing 1Z0-060. 1Z0-060 enhances professionals with their core DBA  skills.


Oracle Certified Master for Oracle Databases 12c is for professionals with fine skills and experience in databases. The exam for OCM is yet to be announced by Oracle. All the details and specifies for the exam will be provided after its release.

Further details of the exams such as exam objectives, time allotment, pricing etc is available on Oracle website http://www.oracle.com/index.html

CALIFORNIA, October 3, 2013 – Microsoft’s SQL server 2008 certification is scheduled to retire on December 31st, 2013. Professionals willing to take  this certification should register before 31st December, 2013 as after the specified retirement date the certification will no longer be valid.

Microsoft has announced the retirement of 70-433 exam which credits towards MCITP: Database Developer 2008 and MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development certifications.

IT Professionals aspiring to become database developer, database administrator, and database manager should preferably take this certification. Professionals taking this exam are proficient in accomplishing tasks like Create and alter indexes, Create and alter DDL triggers, Modify data by using Merge statements, and Transform XML data into relational data. This exam covers the following areas:

  • Implementing Tables and Views

  • Implementing Programming Objects

  • Working with Query Fundamentals

  • Applying Additional Query Techniques

  • Working with Additional SQL Server Components

  • Working with XML Data

  • Gathering Performance Information

70-433 is a required part MCITP and MCTS certifications. Professionals who have two to three years of experience creating business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2008 can take this exam. Candidates can schedule their exam via Pearson VUE testing centers.

uCertify provides test preparation  materials for all IT certification exams. Visit http://www.ucertify.com/courses/70-433.html to start your preparation for 70-433 exam.