Today the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Canonical Ltd. jointly
announced the development of a certification exam for the Ubuntu
distribution. This certification exam will enable qualified candidates
to demonstrate specific expertise in the professional use of Ubuntu. The certification exam will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 16 - 19, 2006.
The Ubuntu certification will consist of a single exam on top of LPI's existing 101 and 102 exams. This will give candidates the advantage of an existing global standard, LPIC-1, plus the "Ubuntu Certified Professional" status. The exam is being developed by LPI's product development team and Ubuntu community members from around the globe. The exam is expected to be completed in early May with the first paper exams being available in mid-May to qualified LPIC-1 candidates who are attending LinuxWorld Johannesburg. The computer-based testing version will be made available later in June through Thomson Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centres around the world. Initial exam price has been set at $100 US.
For more information, see http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntucert