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About LPI

The Linux Professional Institute
is a non-profit organization

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the global certification standard and organization that supports the careers of open source professionals. With more than 175,000 certification holders, it is the world's first and largest vendor-neutral certification body for Linux and open source. LPI has certified professionals in over 180 countries, offers exams in multiple languages, and has hundreds of training partners. 

LPI Central Europe (Open Source Certification GmbH) represents the Linux Professional Institute and its worldwide largest program in Linux and Open Source certification in Central Europe.

Our goal is to open up economic and creative opportunities for everyone by making knowledge and the certification of open source competencies generally accessible.

There is a cultural change that challenges the concept of "business as usual". The LPI and the Open Source movement are part of this change and question the status quo of proprietary code. They provide an alternative means of recognizing education and skills, enabling success for developing countries and their citizens, and breaking down barriers for individuals and businesses. In short, they improve the conditions of economic competition and open access to all.

The LPI follows the ideal of creating economic and creative opportunities for all through the acceptance of open source, knowledge and certification of competence. Transferring economic ownership from the hands of the few to those of the many and freeing people from constraints and improving their quality of life around the world.Take off your shoes. Meet new people. Get into the conversation. But above all, enjoy it.

Why should you get certified?

Test your Linux and open source skills with LPI certifications.

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Our certifications

The certification paths of the Linux Professional Institute set the worldwide certification standard.

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Become a partner and part of the community

Increase your visibility and sales with the help of our partner programs.

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