LPIC-1: Clouds, Desktops and Some More Changes

Besides the topics discussed in the last posts, LPIC-1 version 5.0 introduces various small changes which we will discuss today. Most noticeably, the new objective ‘Linux as a virtualization guest’, was added to exam 101. This objective covers specialties of running … Weiterlesen

LPIC-1: iproute2 and NetworkManager

The restructuring of the networking objectives is one of the major changes in LPIC-1 version 5.0. The entire topic 109 is dedicated to the connectivity of your system. The new structure divides the topic into networking fundamentals (109.1), persistent network … Weiterlesen

LPIC-1: Systemd Beyond Services

In today’s post, we review some topics related to systemd that go beyond starting and stopping services. These topics were added to LPIC-1 in version 5.0. Objective 101.3 already covered systemd in version 4.0. The focus of this objective is managing … Weiterlesen

LPIC-1: Loading Linux

In October 2018, LPI updated LPIC-1 to version 5.0 and Linux Essentials to version 1.6. In this blog series we will review the major changes introduced by these updates. Today, we start with an overview of ways to load the … Weiterlesen

Recent Technical Innovation Requires New Exams: LPIC-1 version 5.0

Since October 2018, the latest versions of the LPIC-1 exams are available. Many people see the exams 101 and 102, which are required to obtain the ‘LPIC-1: Linux Administrator’ certification, as an ideal starting point to launch a career in … Weiterlesen

Studying for the LPI Certification Exam

One of the question I often answer when taking part in a Free Software or Education event is, “How can I study for the LPI Certification Exam?” The answer for this question depends a lot on the student profile. Is … Weiterlesen

Scratching The Itch? On LPI’s Academic Advisory Council

There may be no greater return on investment, and for not just the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) or any professional or learning organization, in the quest for human knowledge, than focusing on young adults who are still planning their careers. … Weiterlesen

On IBM, Microsoft, RedHat, and Loss of Innocence

Forgive me as I wax nostalgic and go on about our collective lost innocence. Perhaps I should capitalize and italicize the word, “Innocence.” You see, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching since the news of IBM purchasing RedHat broke … Weiterlesen

Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Craig Maloney

This is Episode 1 of a new podcast series. Marcel hangs out and chats with people who have been captured by the spirit and promise of Linux and Open Source software. Open Source is part philosophy, part technology, and part … Weiterlesen

Limitations and Pitfalls of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing companies have become commonplace. Business people recognize that cloud-based software and services make it possible to use computing resources more efficiently. Large capacity servers in massive server farms can run applications and services and provide good performance. The cloud … Weiterlesen

My Open Source Journey

Way back, in my late teens, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, I had created myself a geek’s paradise in my basement. I had a chemistry lab, with equipment sourced through my high school, a microscope, a telescope, and an … Weiterlesen


It’s good to be back. After being a central part of the birth of LPI more than two decades ago, I am delighted to be back here in the role of Director of Community Development. My new role is to … Weiterlesen