Earn your LPIC-1 Linux Administrator certification for free!

May 7, 2018

Earn your LPIC-1 Linux Administrator certification for free!

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has updated the objectives for LPIC-1 and are looking for a limited number of qualified volunteers to participate in free beta exams, between May 21 - June 30, 2018, in order to help with our quality assurance process.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is organizing events worldwide that offer an opportunity, eligible to anyone, to take their LPIC-1 beta exams, join the LPI Exam Development Community, and advance your professional credentials.

LPI is committed to the development of global standards and certifications in Linux and open source innovation. A community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors, and educators design the LPI Certification Program that unites the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them.

About the LPIC-1 Linux Administrator 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. To become LPIC-1 certified, the candidate must be able to:

  • understand the architecture of a Linux system;
  • install and maintain a Linux workstation or cloud instance, including setup 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.

About the LPIC-1 Beta Exams (Version 5.0)

Beta exams are organized in the English language only, and will be delivered as paper based tests (PBT). Both exams, 101 and 102, each take 90 minutes and contain 60 questions. They are offered free of charge. Passing the exams for 101 and 102 leads to the LPIC-1 System Administrator certification.

In addition, beta candidates will be asked to answer a short survey and provide feedback on the exam content. For this purpose, LPI Exam Development team members may visit beta exam labs to collect direct feedback from the candidates.

Candidates should be aware that beta exams cover the new version of the objectives which will contain new exam material. Their passed exams are counted as regular exams and can be used to achieve a certification. Failed exams can be deleted from the candidate’s profile on their request.

How to prepare for the LPIC-1 Beta Exams

Candidates can find updated exam objectives for the new LPIC-1 101 and 102 (Version 5.0) on the LPI Wiki Resources website: https://wiki.lpi.org/wiki/LPIC-1_Summary_Version_4.0_To_5.0

How to sign up for LPIC-1 Beta Exams for free

Beta exams are currently available in select regions including Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia). To register for the free beta exams in your region, please click the appropriate link below;

North America
Keller, Texas, United States - Registration FULL
Burbank, California, United States - Registration FULL
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States - Cancelled
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Registration FULL
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Registration FULL

Latin America
Mexico City, Mexico - Registration FULL
Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Registration FULL
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Registration FULL
Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil - Registration FULL
Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Registration FULL
Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Registration FULL
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Registration FULL

Europe
Warsaw, Poland - Registration FULL
Hannover, Germany (@CEBIT) - Registration FULL
Geldermalsen, Netherlands - Registration FULL
Barcelona, Spain - Registration FULL
Madrid, Spain - Registration FULL
Pacengo di Lazise, Italy (@PGDay) - Registration FULL
UK - Registration FULL
France - Registration FULL

Africa
Ibadan, Nigeria - Registration FULL
Accra, Ghana - Registration FULL
Tunis, Tunisia - Registration FULL
Nairobi, Kenya - Registration FULL
Johannesburg, South Africa - Registration FULL
Durban, South Africa - Registration FULL
Cape Town, South Africa - Registration FULL

Asia
Beirut, Lebanon - Registration FULL
Japan - Registration FULL

About the Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals. With more than 600,000 exams delivered, it's the world's first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and open source certification body. LPI has certified professionals in over 180 countries, delivers exams in 9 languages, and has over 400 training partners.

We are committed to providing the IT community with certifications of the highest quality, relevance, and accuracy. This commitment requires that our exam development process be highly detailed, participatory, and consultative. Join the LPI community and get involved. Connect with us on Facebook, or join our Exam Development Community of volunteers, collaborating on certifications, exam development, and current technologies - http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev.

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