Linux Essentials

Linux adoption continues to rise world-wide as individual users, government entities and industries ranging from automotive to space exploration embrace open source technologies. This expansion of open source in enterprise is redefining traditional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job roles to require more Linux skills. Whether you’re starting your career in Open Source, or looking for advancement, independently verifying your skill set can help you stand out to hiring managers or your management team.

The Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC) is a great way to show employers that you have the foundational skills required for your next job or promotion. It also serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the more advanced LPIC Professional Certification track for Linux Systems Administrators.

The Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate validates a demonstrated understanding of:

  • Have an understanding of the Linux and open source industry and knowledge of the most popular open source Applications.
  • Understand the major components of the Linux operating system, and have the technical proficiency to work on the Linux command line.
  • Have a basic understanding of security and administration related topics such as user/group management, working on the command line, and permissions.

Current Version: 1.6 (Exam code 010-160)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certificate

Requirements: Passing the Linux Essentials 010 exam

Validity Period: Lifetime

Languages: English, German and Dutch.

About Objective Weights: Each objective is assigned a weighting value. The weights range roughly from 1 to 10 and indicate the relative importance of each objective. Objectives with higher weights will be covered in the exam with more questions.

Linux Essentials Exam Topics

  • The Linux community and a career in open source
  • Finding your way on a Linux system
  • The power of the command line
  • The Linux operating system
  • Security and file permissions

-> Detailed Linux Essentials Objectives Version 1.6