Welcome to the LPI Community

If you’re new to open source or been around like many of us here since the beginning, LPI would like to welcome you to our community.

We very much consider ourselves the open source ethos in a certification program. A community that traces its history to the very beginning of Linux.

Established as an international non-profit organization in October 1999 by the Linux community, LPI has since grown to be a global network of IT Professionals.

Our purpose? Enabling economic and creative opportunities for everybody by making open source knowledge and skills certification universally accessible.

There’s a cultural shift challenging the concept of 'business as usual'. LPI and the open source movement positively plays into this, challenging the status quo in proprietary corporate ownership of code; as an alternative means of getting an education and skills recognition; in helping developing nations and their citizens succeed; and in knocking down barriers of entry for people and businesses. In short, leveling the economic playing field and providing access for all.

LPI is about the ideal of enabling economic and creative opportunities for everybody through open source adoption, knowledge, and skills certification.

Transferring economic ownership out of the hands of the few into the hands of the many. And in doing so, liberating people, and improving the quality of life for populations around the world.

Why not involve yourself in some of the social channels and information presented here? Take your shoes off. Get to know new people. Add to the conversation. But most of all enjoy yourself.

The future’s open.

Get involved. Join the LPI community.

Events
July 16, 2016

Another great year and turnout for FISL 2016, marking 17 years tracking the changes in technology and proposing open source s... Learn more

Latest news
September 21, 2016

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and brand identity. These efforts enf... Learn more

Exam Resources Wiki

A place for the community to openly discuss everything from exam development topics to LPI policies and procedures. 

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Regional Support and Affiliates

LPI works with organizations around the world to ensure the growth and adoption of Linux, open source and Free Software. This... Learn more

Preparing for your exam

Here you can find everything you may need to prepare for you LPI certification.

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Success stories

LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals. With more than 500,0... Learn more