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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. The LPI program is distribution-neutral to allow you to demonstrate your flexibility working in a variety of Linux environments. Recognized around the world, LPI’s Linux certifications can help prove you have the skills necessary for your next job or promotion.

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The LPI Marketplace provides online one-stop-shopping for exam vouchers and exam prep resources that can help you prepare for LPI certification exams and, ultimately, career advancement.


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 republish our exams, 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 for LPIC-1 and LPIC-2.


Certification Programs


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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: 1.5 (Exam code 010-150)
  • 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

LPIC Series

The LPIC professional certification series is designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills of Linux systems administrators. To keep pace with evolving technology, the LPIC exam objectives are updated every 2.5 years and each certification is valid for 5 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 Linux Administrator

  • Current Version: 4.0 (Exam codes 101-400 and 102-400)
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification
  • Requirements: Pass the LPI 101 and 102 exams. Each 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • More information: LPIC-1 Certification Overview
  • Prepare: Review LPIC-1 101 Exam Objectives, LPIC-1 102 Exam Objectives
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish (Castilian)

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LPIC-2 Linux Engineer

  • Current Version: 4.0 (Exam codes 201-400 and 202-400)
  • 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 LPI 201 and 202 exams. Each 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Validity Period: 5 years
  • 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 Enterprise Professional - Mixed Environment

  • Current Version: 1.0 (Exam code 117-300)
  • 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 LPI 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

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LPIC-3 Enterprise Professional - 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 LPI 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 Enterprise Professional - 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 LPI 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
Last updated 2016-11-04