LPIC-3: Linux Enterprise Professional Certification

The LPIC-3 certification is the culmination of LPI’s multi-level professional certification program. LPIC-3 is designed for the enterprise-level Linux professional and represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral Linux certification within the industry.

Prerequisites: You 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: Passing one of the LPIC-3 specialty exams (300, 303 or 304)
Languages: English

Required Exams

To become LPIC-3 certified, a candidate with an active LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification,
must pass at least one of the following specialty exams. Upon successful completion of
the requirements, the will be entitled to the specialty designation: LPIC-3 Specialty Name.
For example, LPIC-3 Virtualization & High Availability.


  • 300: Mixed Environment

  • 303: Security

  • 304: Virtualization and High Availability

Exam 300 Topics:

  • OpenLDAP Configuration

  • OpenLDAP as an Authentication Backend

  • Samba Basics

  • Samba Share Configuration

  • Samba User and Group Management

  • Samba Domain Integration

  • Samba Name Services

  • Working with Linux and Windows Clients

View Detailed Exam 300 Objectives


Exam 303 Topics:

  • Cryptography

  • Access Control

  • Application Security

  • Operations Security

  • Network Security

View Detailed Exam 303 Objectives


Exam 304 Topics:

  • Virtualization

  • High Availability Cluster Management

  • High Availability Cluster Storage

 View Detailed Exam 304 Objectives


Please note: Although the 301-Core and 302-Mixed Environments certifications were retired in November 1, 2013 they will remain valid after their retirement for five years after their completion date.