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Information about the LPI Linux Essentials Program


The adoption of Linux continues to grow worldwide as individuals, governments, and industries from automotive to space use open source technologies. This expansion of open source into enterprises redefines the traditional job roles of information and communication technology (ICT) to require more Linux skills. Whether you're starting your career in open source or looking for advancement, an independent skills review can help you stand out from the crowd to HR managers or your management team.

The Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC) also serves as an ideal stepping stone to the advanced LPIC Professional Certification Track for Linux system administrators.

For the Linux Essentials exam, LPI introduces a special method of Internet-Based Testing (IBT) through accredited Test Center locations. This Internet-Based Testing (IBT) method requires a computer lab, a proctor, and a secure browser. This Internet-Based Testing (IBT) solution is offered by LPI Inc., not by Pearson VUE.

To obtain the Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate, the candidate must have the following knowledge:
  • Understanding the Linux and open source industry and understanding the most popular open source applications.
  • Understanding the main components of the Linux operating system and technical knowledge for working with the Linux command line.
  • Basic knowledge of security and administration-related topics such as user / group administration, command-line work, and permissions.
Detailed objectives

The best way to prepare for the exam is achieved by working through the learning objectives for the respective exam.
The learning objectives specify what the candidate must be able to know to pass the exam.

Please follow the link below to find the learning objectives of the current version of Linux Essentials:

Detailed Objectives for the Linux Essentials Exam