LPIC-3: Linux Enterprise Professional Certification

The LPIC-3 certification is the culmination of LPI’s multi-level professional certification program. LPIC-3 is designed for the enterprise-level Linux professional and represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral Linux certification within the industry.

Prerequisites: You must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
Requirements: Passing one of the LPIC-3 specialty exams (300, 303 or 304)
Languages: English, Japanese


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Required Exam

To become LPIC-3 certified, a candidate with an active LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 certification must pass at least one of the following specialty exams. Upon successful completion of the requirements, they will be entitled to the specialty designation: LPIC-3 Specialty Name. For example, LPIC-3 Virtualization & High Availability.


  • 300: Mixed Environment
  • 303: Security
  • 304: Virtualization and High Availability

Exam 300 Topics:

  • OpenLDAP Configuration
  • OpenLDAP as an Authentication Backend
  • Samba Basics
  • Samba Share Configuration
  • Samba User and Group Management
  • Samba Domain Integration
  • Samba Name Services
  • Working with Linux and Windows Clients

Exam 303 Topics:

  • Cryptography
  • Access Control
  • Application Security
  • Operations Security
  • Network Security

Exam 304 Topics:

  • Virtualization
  • High Availability Cluster Management
  • High Availability Cluster Storage


Please note: Although the 301-Core and 302-Mixed Environments certifications were retired in November 1, 2013 they will remain valid after their retirement for five years after their completion date.