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Security Essentials Version 1.0 Beta

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the beta exam should already have the knowledge required to likely pass the exam. In especially, the candidate should consider themselves reflected in the following description:

The candidate has a basic understanding of common security threats of using computers, networks, connected devices and IT services on premise and in the cloud. The candidate understands common ways to mitigate and prevent attacks against their personal devices and data. Furthermore, the candidate is able to use encryption to secure data transferred through a network and stored on local storage media and in the cloud. The candidate is able to apply common security tools, protect private information and secure their identity. The candidate is able to take responsibility for securing their own devices and making use of IT services. No other prerequisites exist.

Exam Delivery

  • Beta exams will be available in December 2022.
  • Information about the exam delivery will be shared with the registered candidates by email.
  • The price of each beta exam is $50 USD (and free for members).
  • The exams are available in the form of a computer based test through OnVUE online testing platform.
  • OnVUE online proctors and greeters are English speakers.
  • The time required for candidates to write the beta exam is 60 minutes for 40 items.
  • At the end of the exam candidates will be asked to fill out a survey. Only candidates who complete the survey will receive the exam results.

Exam Information

Linux Professional Institute adds a new exam to their Essentials certification track, covering the basics of IT security. The focus is the digital self-defense of an individual user. This includes a general understanding of main threats against individual computing systems, networks, services and identity as well as approaches to prevent and mitigate them.

Detailed information about the exam objectives is available on the LPI wiki:

Beta Exam Results

Beta results will be shared with candidates approximately 2 months after the beta test period is over. In order to receive the results, candidates have to fill in the survey.

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Sign up to take a beta exam

LPI beta exams are available through Pearson Vue online testing platform, OnVUE.

The number of available seats is limited. By signing up you apply for one of the seats. Before the beta period starts, you will receive additional information if your application was accepted and how to take the exam. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee to accept all applications.

Please fill in the following fields and register for the exam:

Note: Due to limited seatings, not all applications will be accepted