Our certifications

LPI is committed to the development of a global standard in Linux certification. We believe that such a certification program must meet the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them. To achieve this goal we have adopted an open, rigorous, and consultative development process, which uses both volunteer and hired resources. Our development process is widely recognized and endorsed and has met the strict requirements of independent certification authorities.

LPI Linux Essentials

  • What: Ability to use basic console line editor and demonstrate an understanding of processes, programs and components of the Linux Operating System.
  • How: Pass the LPI 010 exam; 40 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes.
  • Cost: $110 USD (1 exam, certificate does not expire). Price may vary per region.

LPIC-1 Certified Linux Administrator

  • What: Ability to perform maintenance tasks with the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux and be able to configure basic networking.
  • How: Pass LPI 101 and 102 exams; each exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes.
  • Cost: $200 USD per exam (2 exams, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.

LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineer

  • What: Ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks.
  • How: Pass LPI 201 and 202 exams; each exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-1 certification.
  • Cost: $200 USD per exam (2 exams, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.

LPIC-3 300: Linux Enterprise Professional
Mixed Environment

  • What: Ability to integrate Linux services in an enterprise-wide mixed environment.
  • How: Pass LPI 300 exam; 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-2 certification.
  • Cost: $200 USD (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.

LPIC-3 303: Linux Enterprise Professional
Security

  • What: Ability to secure and harden Linux-based servers, services and networks enterprise-wide.
  • How: Pass LPI 303 exam; 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-2 certification.
  • Cost: $200 USD (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.

LPIC-3 304: Linux Enterprise Professional
Virtualization and High Availability

  • What: Ability to plan and implement enterprise-wide virtualization and high availability setups using Linux-based technologies.
  • How: Pass LPI 304 exam; 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in 90 minutes. Must also have active LPIC-2 certification.
  • Cost: $200 USD (1 exam, certification valid for 5 years). Price may vary per region.