LPI Essentials Exams - Discover New Areas

10 May, 2023 - by Franz Knipp

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is well-known as an exam provider in the field of Linux and open source tools, where it offers certifications for the entire spectrum from beginners to specialists and experts. But just as Linux has penetrated more and more areas in recent years, new options open up for an introductory certificate. These certificates can be displayed with your credentials once they are earned, and never have to be renewed.... Read more

How Linux changed my life: Sam "Si" Wachira

21 April, 2023 - by Sam “Si” Wachira

I've been a computer tinkerer and enthusiast for free and open source software (FOSS) from a young age. When I started out, I had no idea where Linux and FOSS would take me professionally, or that it would play a major part in every day of mine. This posting explains how I got to be a Red Hat staffer, and how Linux Professional Institute (LPI) helped.... Read more

Antonio Perpinan: Open Source Proponent in the Spanish-Speaking World

19 April, 2023 - by Andrew Oram

In the early years of free and open source software–according to Hernán Pachas Magallanes, LPI Account Executives Team Leader–documentation was almost exclusively in English. Because open source is no longer for developers and hackers, and is being promoted widely among populations ranging from elementary schools to the elderly, documentation in each group's native language is desperately needed. Spanish documentation is improving, according to Pachas.... Read more

Become an LPI Member and Set Our Future Direction

5 April, 2023 - by Andrew Oram

As a global organization offering certifications in more than 180 countries, and as a non-profit, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) seeks broad diversity on its Board of Directors. If you have obtained a professional level certification through LPI, you can become an LPI Member and vote for the Board or and even run in the Board elections.... Read more

A Tech Trainer Discovers the Security Essentials Certificate

20 March, 2023 - by David Clinton

More than a decade ago, while preparing to take my very first technology certification exam (the LPIC-1, as it happened), I learned something new about the entire certification process. Now, I was no stranger to the education world at that point: I'd been a high school teacher and administrator for the previous twenty years.... Read more