How do I prepare for LPI exams?

LPI specifies only the standards for certification and does not specify at all how you prepare for certification. You can simply look at the objectives and study on your own, read books or take training classes. Many members of our Advisory Council are producing exam preparation books or training materials and classes (online and instructor-led).

Where can I find a training center that offers courses for LPI certification?

LPI itself does not provide any form of training, but we have LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP) who provide this service. Please see our training partners a list of training partners in your area.

What will it take for my organization to teach students so that they can become LPI certified?

Basically, you just need to find a source for courseware and start teaching. You can either obtain courseware from a vendor, or write your own by studying the exam objectives posted on the website. Keep in mind that LPI does not specify any specific courseware or teaching materials. However we do provide LPI Approved Training Materials (LPI-ATM) which independent agencies certify as courseware that aligns with our exam objectives. In addition, we provide the opportunity for training partnerships through our LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATPs).

Does LPI approve courseware?

In the past LPI did approve courseware through the LPI Approved Training Materials (LPI-ATM) program. This program was initiated to assist courseware providers in providing exam preparation materials for our exams.

However, since 2002 when this program was first initiated the number and variety of exam preparation materials has grown substantially which has made the LPI-ATM program unnecessary. In addition, in some jurisdictions where the development of exam preparation resources in a local language is a necessity the LPI-ATM program has proven to be a barrier to locally developed and affordable resources. As such LPI-ATM materials are no longer a requirement for LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP) and LPI Approved Academic Partners (LPI-AAP). Nevertheless LPI will continue to list and recognize on our website previous LPI-ATM providers who voluntarily participated in that program.

Will LPI be certifying instructors?

This program is under development. Please contact your local affiliate for further information.

Will LPI help me find a job?

LPI is setting standards only for certification: we have limited resources in assisting successful LPI candidates with their employment search or professional advancement. However, we do invite successful LPI candidates to join our Alumni mailing list which is a good forum for LPIC's to discuss their issues (among these might be the search for employment and heads-up messages about opportunities). If you are an LPIC-1 or above you are invited to subscribe to the lpi-alumni mailing list. Information on job and training opportunities also appears on our volunteer mailing lists.

Nevertheless, due to increasing inquiries from enterprise customers, sponsors and supporters who are looking for highly-qualified Linux professionals we are presently exploring development of an employment referral service for our Alumni. Please join our alumni mailing list to receive regular updates on the progress of this initiative.