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: 5.0 (Exam codes 101-500 and 102-500)

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.

Exam 101 Topics

  • System Architecture

  • Linux Installation and Package Management

  • GNU and Unix Commands

  • Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy StandardObjectives 101

LPIC-1 Exam 101 Objectives Version 5.0

Exam 102 Topics

  • Shells and Schell Scripting

  • User Interfaces and Desktops

  • Administrative Tasks

  • Essential System Services

  • Networking Fundamentals

  • Security

     

LPIC-1 Exam 102 Objectives Version 5.0