According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study:

According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study:

96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.

90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.

89% think IT certified individuals perform better than non certified individuals in similar job roles.

88% say IT certified employees are rewarded (bonus and pay increase) for obtaining IT certification.

94% expect IT certification to grow in importance over the next two years.

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Ramp up your career with LPI certifications.

Recommended for professionals: LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3

For IT professionals who want their Linux and open source skills verified in order to boost their career momentum, why wait? According to the Foote Partners report, ‘IT Skills and Certification Index’, there’s double-digit growth in bonuses paid to LPI certified candidates.

20% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-1 Certified Linux AdministratorsThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014

33% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineers in only 3-monthsThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014

25% growth in bonus pay for LPIC-3 Linux Enterprise Professionals in one yearThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014

According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study:

96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.

90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.

89% think IT certified individuals perform better than non certified individuals in similar job roles.

88% say IT certified employees are rewarded (bonus and pay increase) for obtaining IT certification.

94% expect IT certification to grow in importance over the next two years.

88% believe it’s important to test after training to confirm knowledge gains.

97% value certification enough to provide support for IT employees obtaining certification.

The open source Jobs Report says hiring managers are looking for open source professionals.

  • 34% are willing to aid with the cost of an employee's open source certification
     
  • 59% are looking to increase open source hiring
     
  • 74% have a need for developers
     
  • 58% are seeking DevOps professionals
     
  • 65% report open source hiring will rise more than hiring in other departments
     
  • 87% say it's hard to find open source talent

"ManpowerGroup recently found that 36% of employers globally reported talent shortages in 2014—the highest percentage in seven years. In the United States, more than half (54%) of employers currently have open positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates. Unemployment rates for highly skilled workers continue to fall, job openings are on the rise and companies are finding an increased need to focus their attention on finding staff with job-specific skills needed to meet rapidly changing technologies.”

— ITCC, 2016 white paper, ’The trends that will affect the IT certification industry by 2020’ 

How open source professionals keep their skills up to date:

open source Jobs Report 2016 open source Jobs Report 2016

LPI tops the list of Linux certs by population according to Certification Magazine

  • 1. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 37.9%
  • 2. Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) 36.0%
  • 3. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) 24.2%
  • 4. Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) 22.2%
  • 5. SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) 20.3%
  • 6. CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI 18.3%
  • 7. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-2 17.0%
  • 8. Novell Certified Linux Professional 15.7%
  • 9. Linux Foundation Certified Engineer 13.7%
  • 10. Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) 8.5%

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According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study, 92% of employers say IT certified individuals receive higher starting salaries than those without. 96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment. 90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.

Beyond the diploma or degree, LPI certifications validate and prove the skills students have acquired through college and university education. Not to mention, it gets them the job.

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Colleges and Universities

According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study, 92% of employers say IT certified individuals receive higher starting salaries than those without. 96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment. 90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.

Beyond the diploma or degree, LPI certifications validate and prove the skills students have acquired through college and university education. Not to mention, it gets them the job.

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High Schools

As global job markets continue to be disrupted, a correct career choice becomes more critical to make at a younger age. As a high school educator you play a key role in that decision. Why not guide them to a secure career in open source — one of the fastest growing fields and most lucrative career choices available? LPI’s certification is the global standard for verifying their knowledge and skills, putting them at the top of the job candidate list.

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When your students earn LPI certification it means they have the greatest depth of Linux and open source knowledge, thanks to you.

The quality of education you provide to your students is critical to their success. It’s also critical to yours. Not to mention, the satisfaction you’ve given them your best. Why not verify it with the global standard in certification?

With more than 500,000 exams delivered, LPI is the world’s first and largest vendor neutral Linux and open source certification body. Delivering exams in 9 languages, with over 400 training partners, and certified professionals in over 180 countries, LPI is also the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals.

LPI certification doesn’t just claim your students have the skills, it proves it. And that says something about their abilities as well as yours.

High Schools

As global job markets continue to be disrupted, a correct career choice becomes more critical to make at a younger age. As a high school educator you play a key role in that decision. Why not guide them to a secure career in open source — one of the fastest growing fields and most lucrative career choices available? LPI’s certification is the global standard for verifying their knowledge and skills, putting them at the top of the job candidate list.

Colleges and Universities

According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study, 92% of employers say IT certified individuals receive higher starting salaries than those without. 96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment. 90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.

Beyond the diploma or degree, LPI certifications validate and prove the skills students have acquired through college and university education. Not to mention, it gets them the job.

Professional Training Centers

According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study, 92% of employers say IT certified individuals receive higher starting salaries than those without. 96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment. 90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.

Beyond the diploma or degree, LPI certifications validate and prove the skills students have acquired through college and university education. Not to mention, it gets them the job.

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LPI certification proves you have the skills.

Verified credentials get you to the top of the resume pile and on recruiter hot lists. It’s the quickest way through the HR firewall.

LPI’s distribution neutral certification shows Linux versatility. Rather than being limited to one particular vendor technology, you will be able to work with multiple open source technologies – mirroring actual work environments.   Certifying at the command line means you can work with any Linux distribution.

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Unlike most professions, open source talent is scarce and in high demand.

Linux Essentials: Recommended for Linux beginners

The open source job market is booming with employers offering above average salaries and perks to hire and retain those willing to learn and get certified.

The 2016 open source Jobs Report by IT hiring platform Dice and The Linux Foundation states 65 percent of hiring managers say open source hiring will increase more than any other employment opportunities, and 79 percent have increased incentives to retain their current open source employees.

There are 2 million unfilled IT jobs globally-Indeed.com

85% of organizations utilize Linux within their infrastructure-Novell

44% of hiring managers are increasing salaries for open source talent over other departments-open source Jobs Report

43% of organizations are offering more flexible work hours and telecommuting-open source Jobs Report

92% of employers said IT certified individuals receive higher starting salaries than those without-CompTIA HR Perceptions of IT Training and Certification Study

87% of organizations say it’s hard to find open source talent-open source Jobs Report

LPI certification proves you have the skills.

Verified credentials get you to the top of the resume pile and on recruiter hot lists. It’s the quickest way through the HR firewall.

LPI’s distribution neutral certification shows Linux versatility. Rather than being limited to one particular vendor technology, you will be able to work with multiple open source technologies – mirroring actual work environments.   Certifying at the command line means you can work with any Linux distribution.

With detailed exam objectives, your exam prep time is better spent because you know what to study. Our multi-level track verifies you have the most comprehensive breadth and depth of Linux and open source knowledge. Our certifications are valid for 5-years, longer than most competitive certifications.

The open source Jobs Report says hiring managers are looking for open source professionals.

  • 34% are willing to aid with the cost of an employee's open source certification
     
  • 59% are looking to increase open source hiring
     
  • 74% have a need for developers
     
  • 58% are seeking DevOps professionals
     
  • 65% report open source hiring will rise more than hiring in other departments
     
  • 87% say it's hard to find open source talent

"ManpowerGroup recently found that 36% of employers globally reported talent shortages in 2014—the highest percentage in seven years. In the United States, more than half (54%) of employers currently have open positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates. Unemployment rates for highly skilled workers continue to fall, job openings are on the rise and companies are finding an increased need to focus their attention on finding staff with job-specific skills needed to meet rapidly changing technologies.”

— ITCC, 2016 white paper, ’The trends that will affect the IT certification industry by 2020’ 

How open source professionals keep their skills up to date:

open source Jobs Report 2016 open source Jobs Report

Linux runs everywhere at SpaceX

“SpaceX as a company strongly believes in making humans into multi-planetary species. A mars colony is the goal, but in order to get there you need rockets and spaceships” - Robert Rose, Lead for the avionics flight software team at SpaceX"

Linux skills enhance many ICT job roles

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