The LPIC-3 certification is the culmination of the multi-level professional certification program of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). LPIC-3 is designed for the enterprise-level Linux professional and represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral Linux certification within the industry. Four separate LPIC-3 specialty certifications are available. Passing any one of the four exams will grant the LPIC-3 certification for that specialty.
The LPIC-3 Security certification covers the administration of Linux systems enterprise-wide with an emphasis on security.
Current version: 3.0 (Exam code 303-300)
Previous version: 2.0 (Exam code 303-200)
Available until April 4th, 2022
Prerequisites: The candidate must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive the LPIC-3 certification.
Requirements: Passing the 303 exam. The 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill in the blank questions.
Validity period: 5 years
Cost: Click here for exam pricing in your country.
Languages for exam available in VUE test centers: English, Japanese
Languages for exams available online via OnVUE: English, Japanese
77% of those who were certified received a pay increase within 6 months
-Pearson VUE Value of IT Certification Report 2021
The certifications that gained the most value over the past three months in the sysadmin space were all Linux-related: LPIC-2, LPIC-3 and Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
-Foote Research Group IT Skill Certs Pay Data Trend 2021
63% of hiring managers are seeking employees who can architect solutions based on open source software
-Open Source Jobs Report 2020
To receive the LPIC-3 Security certification, you must be LPIC-2 certified and pass the 303 exam
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