LPI Releases LPIC-3 Security Version 3.0 Certification
September 27, 2021

LPI Releases LPIC-3 Security Version 3.0 Certification

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has recently released version 3.0 of the LPIC-3 Security certification, which includes significant changes to the exam objectives. This release is part of a thoroughgoing update of the LPI C-3 certification program. The LPIC-3 certification series is the highest level offered by LPI and covers advanced open source topics in organizational computing infrastructure.

The new version of the exam updates all of the certification objectives to stay in sync with current changes in technology. “In addition to the usual updates, new content was added to the exam. The certification now includes the management of resource usage of individual applications. We have also added a new topic, ‘Threats and Vulnerability Assessment’, where candidates demonstrate an understanding of common security threats and the ability to confirm the effectiveness of their security measures,” says Fabian Thorns, Director of Product Development at LPI.

The overall amount of content covered in the exam was not changed, as Thorns explains: “In version 3.0, the objectives related to FreeIPA, user authentication, and NFS were moved to the LPIC-3 Mixed Environment certification. These aspects are closely related to the topic of heterogeneous systems and are a perfect fit with the Mixed Environment certification.”

“LPIC-3 Security certified professionals are not just able to harden and defend Linux systems. They also have strong skills in technologies such as X.509 certificates, DNSSEC, and Virtual Private Networks, which are applicable to any kind of operating system. The practical experience in these technologies that we test and certify ensures that our alumni can implement security measures in Linux as well as support colleagues with different backgrounds in practical aspects of IT security,“ adds LPI’s Executive Director, G. Matthew Rice.

The LPIC-3 Security version 3.0 certification exams have been available in Pearson Vue testing centers and on the OnVUE online testing platform starting on Monday, September 27, 2021. The exam is initially available in English. A Japanese translation will be released soon. The exam objectives are available at the LPIC-3 overview site.

In 2021, all LPIC-3 certifications will be updated to version 3.0. Further information about the LPIC-3 updates can be found at Additional information about LPI’s certification programs and how to become LPI certified is available at

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