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The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is committed to the development of a global standard in Linux and open source certification. We believe that such a certification program must meet the needs of both IT professionals and the companies that would employ them. To achieve this goal, we have established an open, rigorous and consultative development process that uses both voluntary and hired resources. Our development process is widely recognized and meets the stringent requirements of independent certification bodies.

IT Essentials
Linux Professional
Open Technology

Linux Essentials

  • What: Shows the basic ability to handle the console and an understanding of processes, programs and components of the Linux operating system.
  • How: Passing the LPI exam 010; 40 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 60 minutes.
  • Cost: 115 EUR (1 exam, certificate does not expire). The price may vary per region.

LPIC-1

  • What:  Shows the basic ability to handle the console and an understanding of processes, programs and components of the Linux operating system.
  • How:    Passing the LPI exams 101 and 102; 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 90 minutes.
  • Cost: 160 EUR per exam (2 exams, LPI-101 and LPI-102, certification remains active for 5 years). The price may vary per region.


LPIC-2

  • What: Occupies the administration of small to medium mixed networks 
  • How: Passing the LPI exams 201 and 202; 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 90 minutes. You must have an active LPIC-1 to become certified.
  • Cost: 160 EUR per exam (2 exams, LPI-201 and LPI-202, certification remains active for 5 years). The price may vary per region.

LPIC-3 300: Mixed Environment

  • What: Ability to integrate Linux services in an enterprise-wide mixed environment.
  • How: Pass 300 exam; 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-2 certification. 
  • Cost: 160 EUR (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.

LPIC-3 303: Security

  • What: Ability to secure and harden Linux-based servers, services and networks enterprise-wide. 
  • How: Pass 303 exam; 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-2 certification. 
  • Cost: 160 EUR (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region. 

LPIC-3 304: Virtualization and High Availability

  • What: Ability to plan and implement enterprise-wide virtualization and high availability setups using Linux-based technologies. 
  • How: Pass 304 exam; 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-2 certification. 
  • Cost: 160 EUR (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region. 

DevOps Tools Engineer

  • What: Have a working knowledge of DevOps-related domains such as Software Engineering and Architecture, Container and Machine Deployment, Configuration Management and Monitoring.
  • How: Pass 701 exam; 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 90 minutes.
  • Cost: 160 EUR (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.

BSD Specialist

  • What: The BSD Specialist certificate requires passing a single exam. This exam tests skills in administering FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD systems. Covering the three major BSD systems ensures that the certification holder is comfortable working in BSD-based environments of any kind.
  • How: Pass 702 exam; 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions in 90 minutes.
  • Cost: 160 EUR (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.