Please note: The LPIC-2 beta registration process is now closed. Thank you for your participation!

Join the Linux Professional Institute Development Community and earn your LPIC-2 Linux Engineer certification for free.

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has updated the objectives for LPIC-2 and is offering free beta exams to a limited number of qualified candidates.

LPI is organizing select events worldwide that will offer a unique opportunity for eligible LPIC-1 candidates to be among the first to take the updated 201 and 202 beta exams, join the LPI Exam Development Community, and advance their professional credentials

LPI is committed to the development of global standards and certifications in Linux and open source innovation. A community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors, and educators design the LPI Certification Program that unites the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them.

To achieve this goal we have adopted an open, rigorous, and consultative development process that uses both volunteer and hired resources. Our development process is widely recognized and endorsed and has met the strict requirements of independent certification authorities.

About the LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineer

LPIC-2 is aimed at advanced Linux professionals. To be awarded LPIC level 2 you should be able to administer small to medium sized mixed networks and provide suggestions to upper management. To become LPIC-2 certified the candidate must be able to:

  • Administer a small to medium-sized site
  • Plan, implement, maintain, keep consistent, secure, and troubleshoot a small mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
  • LAN server (Samba, NFS, DNS, DHCP, client management)
  • Internet Gateway (firewall, VPN, SSH, web cache/proxy, mail)
  • Internet Server (web server and reverse proxy, FTP server)
  • Supervise assistants
  • Advise management on automation and purchases

About our LPIC-2 Beta Exams (Version 4.5)

Beta exams are organized in the English language only, and will be delivered as paper based tests (PBT). Both exams, 201 and 202, each take 90 minutes and contain 60 questions. They are offered free of charge. Passing the exams for 201 and 202 in conjunction with an active LPIC-1 certification leads to the LPIC-2 certification.

In addition, beta candidates will be asked to answer a short survey and provide feedback on the exam content. For this reason, LPI Exam Development staff may visit beta exam labs to collect direct feedback from the candidates.

Candidates should be aware that beta exams cover the new version of the objectives and will contain new items. Their passed exams are counted as regular exams and can be used to achieve a certification. Failed exams can be deleted from the candidate’s profile upon request.

How to prepare for the LPIC-2 Beta Exam

Candidates can find updated exam objectives for the new LPIC-2 201 and 202 (Version 4.5) on the LPI Wiki here ›

The detailed list of changes is available here ›

Sign up to take the LPIC-2 beta exams

Beta exams are organized in the English language only, and will be delivered as paper based tests (PBT). The LPIC-2 beta exams are currently available in select regions: Brasil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, and United States.

Please note: If your country is not listed in the dropdown below then we have already reached capacity. Thank you for your interest.

If you wish to sign up for the beta exams in Germany, Netherlands, or Japan, please contact LPI Central Europe or LPI Japan.