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Ready to schedule your Linux Professional Institute certification exam?

Ready to schedule your Linux Professional Institute certification exam?

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) offers professional certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills in various aspects of Linux system administration and management, as well as the open technology tools. All their programs are distribution-neutral to allow you to demonstrate your flexibility working in a variety of Linux environments. Recognized around the world, Linux certifications can help prove you have the skills necessary for your next job or promotion.

   

Training and test preparation

Marketplace ›

The ​ L​inux Professional Institute Marketplace provides online one-stop-shopping for purchasing exam vouchers.

Self Study

Learning Materials is the place where you can find support in preparing for Linux and open source certifications. You will find the learning material and recommended read for exam preparation.

Training Partners

If you feel you need a training in order to pass the exam, look into the list of Linux Professional Institute approved training partners.

Registration

Before scheduling an appointment with Pearson VUE, you must first register with LPI and obtain an LPI ID. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. You will need this number to create an account with Pearson VUE.

Click here to register for an LPI ID.

As we update and publish new versions of our certifications,​​ we will allow a 6-month period in which you can choose either the new or old exam objectives. You may take any version of the exams and they will count toward your certification equally. This includes mixing different versions of the exams.

Before retaking an exam after the first failure, you must wait seven (7) days. For the second or subsequent failures, you must wait thirty (30) days before retaking the exam. Anyone who passes an exam may not retake the exam for at least two (2) years. Note that different versions of an exam are still considered the same exam for the purposes above. More information on our retake policies can be found here.

Certification Programs

Essentials Track


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Linux Essentials

Linux Essentials is a Professional Development Certificate program for those new to Linux. The Linux Essentials credential is ideal for those starting a career in Linux or for those in an IT role where validated basic Linux skills are important.

  • Current Version: 1.6 (Exam code 010-160)
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification
  • Requirements: Pass the Linux Essentials 010 exam. The Linux Essentials exam contains 40 questions and must be completed within 60-minutes.
  • Validity Period: Lifetime
  • More information: Linux Essentials Certificate Overview
  • Prepare: Review Linux Essentials 010 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese
    * The following languages will be released in 2019: Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Dutch, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

Linux Professional Track

The Linux Professional Track is designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills of Linux systems administrators. To keep pace with evolving technology, the exam objectives are updated on average every three years and Linux Professional Institute certifications are valid for five years before you must recertify or certify at a higher level. Although the exams may be taken in any order, lower level certifications must be achieved before higher-level certifications can be awarded.


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LPIC-1

  • Current Version: 5.0 (Exam codes 101-500 and 102-500)
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification
  • Requirements: Pass the 101 and 102 exams. Each 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years unless retaken or higher level is achieved
  • More information: LPIC-1 Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review LPIC-1 101 Exam Objectives, LPIC-1 102 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional) and Spanish (Modern)
    * The following languages will be released in 2019: Italian, French

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LPIC-2

  • Current Version: 4.5 (Exam codes 201-450 and 202-450)
  • Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.
  • Requirements: Pass the 201 and 202 exams. Each 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5​ years unless retaken or higher level is achieved
  • More information: LPIC-2 Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review LPIC-2 201 Exam Objectives, LPIC-2 202 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian),

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LPIC-3 - Mixed Environment

  • Current Version: 1.0 (Exam code 300-100)
  • Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
  • Requirements: Pass the 300 exam. The 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • More information: LPIC-3 300 Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review LPIC-3 300 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, Japanese

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LPIC-3 - Security

  • Current Version: 2.0 (Exam code 303-200)
  • Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
  • Requirements: Pass the 303 exam. The 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill in the blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • More information: LPIC-3 303 Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review LPIC-3 303 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, Japanese

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LPIC-3 - Virtualization and High Availability

  • Current Version: 2.0 (Exam code 304-200)
  • Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
  • Requirements: Pass the 304 exam. The 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill in the blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • More information: LPIC-3 304 Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review LPIC-3 304 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, Japanese

Open Technology Track Certification Program

Open Technology Track

The Open Technology professional certification series is designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills of open technology tools, such as DevOps tools and BSD Specialist. To keep pace with evolving technologies, open technology track exam objectives are updated on average every three years and certifications are valid for five years before you must recertify or certify at a higher level. For Open Technology certifications, single exam is awarded with certification, and there are no prerequisites for the exams.


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DevOps Tools Engineer

  • Current Version: 1.0 (Exam code 701-100)
  • Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for this certification. However, an additional certification in the candidate’s primary area of expertise, such as LPIC-1 or a developer certification, is strongly recommended.
  • Requirements: Pass the DevOps Tools Engineer exam. The 90 minute exam is 60 multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • More information: DevOps Tools Engineer Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review 701-100 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, Japanese

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BSD Specialist

  • Current Version: 1.0 (Exam code 702-100)
  • Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite certification for taking the BSD Specialist Engineer exam. However, it is strongly recommended that a candidate has more than a year of experience in administering BSD systems of various kinds.
  • Requirements: Pass the BSD Specialist exam. The 90 minute exam is 60 multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • More information: BSD Specialist Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review 702-100 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English
Last updated 2019-10-30