A growing career in cybersecurity: Isabela Fedrigo
May 11, 2023 - Meet Isabela Fedrigo, who recently took the Linux Essentials certificate. Isabela is at the beginning of her career in cybersecurity, but her story with GNU/Linux and with free and open source software (FOSS) is already a long one: We could almost trace it to her DNA!
--Isabela Fedrigo, Brazil, Linux Essentials
How Linux changed my life: Sam "Si" Wachira
April 21, 2023 - 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.
--Sam "Si" Wachira, Scotland, LPIC-2
A Linux Learner and Teacher: Hamdy Abou El Anein
January 10, 2023 - Meet Hamdy Abou El Anein from Switzerland: Senior Linux System Engineer, writer, and fan and advocate for Linux and open source.
--Hamdy Abou El Anein, Switzerland, LPIC-2
Alex Muñoz Carmona: From LPI certificate to system administration
July 26, 2022 - Alex Muñoz Carmona did his compulsory studies at INS Guinovarda in Piera, Catalonia. After finishing school, he took the LPI exam that qualified him to receive the Linux Essentials certificate, which he gives credit for helping him win his first professional position as system administrator at the SEAT automobile company. The following interview explains the tools Alex uses in his work and the value of LPI certification.
--Alex Muñoz Carmona, Spain, Linux Essentials
19 Years, 13 IT Certifications: Meet Angel Sayani
July 19, 2022 - In searching for and sharing great stories from the Linux and Open Source worldwide community, we were delighted to come across Angel Sayani, a young–19 years old–IT professional with 13 certifications under her belt. Among them Linux Essentials, with LPIC-1 on its way.
Read Angel's full story here
--Angel Sayani, India, multiple certifications
Ghassen Aouinti: Scaling IT skills through LPI’s certifications
July 7, 2022 - "I am Ghassen Aouinti, an IT engineer who spent many years managing my information system with traditional tools and then using software with monolithic architectures, sometimes quite complicated to implement."
--Ghassen Aouinti, Canada, LPIC-2 and DevOps Tools Engineer
Six years from student to eLearning platform founder
Mach 15, 2021 - "... I wanted to give to my academy platform the same consistency. This is the reason why now Masterdemy is now an LPI Partner: to promote Linux and Open Source to people in my country. As everything in my career started with Linux, I want to create the same opportunity in Linux and open source to other people, providing them a chance to change their own lives.
--Tola Leng, Cambodia, Founder of Masterdemy, LPI Training Partner
Each level builds upon the foundation of Linux administration
October 7, 2020 - "I started my journey with the previous edition of the CompTIA Linux+ certification. If you passed that certification, you received the LPIC-1 certification too. I chose this route because I use Linux everyday at work and at home, and I would like to further my career into more Linux roles. Plus, LPI covers topics I either do daily or will need to do later. That’s why I continue through the LPIC path. Each level builds upon the foundation of Linux administration."
Read Brittany's full story here
--Brittany Gates, United States, LPIC-1
LPI has changed my life and helped me in pursuing my goals
August 14, 2020 - "I’m Mehdi Hamidi, a DevOps Specialist with 5 years of work experience in System Administration and DevOps. I believe my current position grew from of a change in direction I took early in my education. And I think I have been lucky in my life. ... I am very happy to share my story about how LPI has changed my life and helped me in pursuing my goals.
So, let me tell you my “techie life” story…"
--Mehdi Hamidi, Iran, LPIC-1
Within a week of getting my first Linux certification, I got a job as a Support Technician
“It took me approximately a year to complete all three exams (LPIC-1 [101 and 102] and Linux Essentials) but within a week of getting my first Linux certification, I got a job as a Support Technician, at Silicon Mechanics – where I currently work, but now as a Senior Support Technician." Read Adam's Full Story Here
-- Adam, Washington, Senior Support Technician, LPIC-1
I definitely grew with the tasks
“Linux users are known to be very committed, going beyond just a job. And those who participate in community projects additionally gain valuable soft skills and management experience. My own contributions led me through the stages LPI alumni and LPI staff member to a seat in LPI's Board of Directors. Working in the LPI team and communicating with interested parties is much fun, and I definitely grew with the tasks. Actually, my hobbyhorse silently became a second career path. So, voluntary work like this can be very rewarding. I'm sure personnel managers will appreciate it, too.”
--Torsten Scheck, Germany, Software Engineer, LPIC-1
A superb way to really get to know the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux
“I'm a software developer who has spent the majority of his career writing programs for Windows systems. I gained my LPI Level 1 certification through self-study, and found that working through the vsyllabus was a superb way for me to really get to know the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux. I would recommend the LPI certification to any developer who wants get up to speed quickly on GNU/Linux systems.”
-Dafydd Walters, United Kingdom, Sun Certified Java Developer and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
I chose LPIC because of its vendor-neutrality
“...When I first wanted to certify my Linux skills I chose LPIC because of its vendor-neutrality. I felt that the Exam Objectives were very well thought out and the exams were very challenging in a practical sense....”
--Rahim Virani, Canada, Dipl. CSP, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, Comptia A+
I needed a tool to differentiate myself and make me more reliable to our customers
“... Working in a crowded IT market, I needed a tool to differentiate myself and make me more reliable to our customers who customarily required certifications in other operating systems. In addition, every time it became more difficult (for them) to find professionals with good Linux knowledge...."
--Pablo Pessagno, Argentina, LPIC-1