Earn your LPIC-1 Linux Administrator certification for free!

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has updated the objectives for LPIC-1 and is looking for a limited number of qualified volunteers to participate in free beta exams, in order to help with our quality assurance process.

In Germany we will be offering the beta exams at the CeBIT on June 14, 2018.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is organizing events worldwide that offer an opportunity, eligible to anyone, to take their LPIC-1 beta exams, join the LPI Exam Development Community, and advance your professional credentials.

LPI is committed to the development of global standards and certifications in Linux and open source innovation. A community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors, and educators design the LPI Certification Program that unites the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them.

About the LPIC-1 Linux Administrator Certification

LPIC-1 is the first certification in LPI’s multi-level Linux professional certification program. The LPIC-1 will validate the candidate's ability to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux and configure basic networking.

The LPIC-1 is designed to reflect current research and validate a candidate's proficiency in real world system administration. The objectives are tied to real-world job skills, which we determine through job task analysis surveying during exam development. To become LPIC-1 certified, the candidate must be able to:

  • understand the architecture of a Linux system;
  • install and maintain a Linux workstation or cloud instance, including setup up as a network client;
  • work at the Linux command line, including common GNU and Unix commands;
  • handle files and access permissions as well as system security; and
  • perform easy maintenance tasks: help users, add users to a larger system, backup and restore, shutdown and reboot.

About the LPIC-1 Beta Exams (Version 5.0)

Beta exams are organized in the English language only, and will be delivered as paper based tests (PBT). Both exams, 101 and 102, each take 90 minutes and contain 60 questions. They are offered free of charge. Passing the exams for 101 and 102 leads to the LPIC-1 System Administrator certification.

In addition, beta candidates will be asked to answer a short survey and provide feedback on the exam content. For this purpose, LPI Exam Development team members may visit beta exam labs to collect direct feedback from the candidates.

Candidates should be aware that beta exams cover the new version of the objectives which will contain new exam material. Their passed exams are counted as regular exams and can be used to achieve a certification. Failed exams can be deleted from the candidate’s profile on their request.

How to prepare for the LPIC-1 Beta Exams

Candidates can find updated exam objectives for the new LPIC-1 101 and 102 (Version 5.0) on the LPI Wiki Resources website:


How to sign up for LPIC-1 Beta Exams for free