The first IT certification program to be professionally accredited by National Commission For Certifying Agencies NCCA

  • Status: First published January 11, 2000; latest revision published February 2015
  • Latest Updates from February 10, 2015 (Version 4.0): Exam LPI 101 and LPI 102
  • Updates from July 2, 2012: Exam 101, Exam 102
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Requirements: Passing Exams 101 and 102

Overview of Tasks

To pass Level 1, someone should be able to:

  1. Work at the Linux command line
  2. Perform easy maintenance tasks: help users, add users to a larger system, backup and restore, shutdown and reboot
  3. Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a standalone PC to the Internet.

Exam 101

This is a required exam for LPIC-1. It covers basic skills for the Linux professional that are common to major distributions of Linux.


Exam 102

This is a required exam for LPIC-1. It covers basic skills for the Linux professional that are common to major distributions of Linux.