LPIC-1: System Administrator

The world’s largest and most recognized Linux 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.

Current Version: 4.0 (Exam codes 101-400 and 102-400)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification

Requirements: Passing exams 101 and 102

Validity Period: 5 years

Languages: English and German

To become LPIC-1 certified the candidate must be able to:

  • understand the architecture of a Linux system;
  • install and maintain a Linux workstation, including X11 and setup it 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.

Note: The SUSE certification framework is changing. The LPIC-1 for SUSE CLA offer will only be available until Aug 30, 2016. After Aug 30, SUSE will recognize LPIC-1 directly as a prerequisite for their advanced certifications. For additional details, visit: https://training.suse.com/certification

Exam 101 Topics

  • System Architecture

  • Linux Installation and Package Management

  • GNU and Unix Commands

  • Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

LPIC-1 Exam 101 Objectives

Exam 102 Topics

  • Shells, Scripting and Data Management

  • Interfaces and Desktops

  • Administrative Tasks

  • Essential System Services

  • Networking Fundamentals

  • Security

LPIC-1 Exam 102 Objectives