Why partner with LPI?
Founded in 1999, Linux Professional Institute has been the only global organization dedicated to supporting individuals and building careers in the field of free and open source software. Since then it has become the world’s largest certification body in open source, having delivered more than 700,000 exams in more than 190 countries. Its unique exam development process employs full psychometric techniques, carried out by a worldwide network of educators and subject experts.
Employers trust that LPI’s certificate holders have the necessary skills and have rewarded them accordingly. According to a study carried out by the Certification Magazine:
- In the USA, LPIC-1 holders are #1 with the highest salary of all Linux certifications.
- Worldwide, LPIC-2 holders are #1 with the highest salary of all Linux certifications. LPIC-1 holders are #2.
These statistics serve as recognition of the thorough coverage given to important Linux skills by LPI certifications. LPI prepares IT professionals for careers, not just jobs.
LPI is a mission-driven non-profit organization, committed to global and diverse accessibility and constantly seeking ways to improve.
LPI is unique in that it creates the skills standards, the exams that test to those standards, and the certifications to demonstrate achievement. Furthermore, LPI is also committed to creating up-to-date, freely available learning materials for all certifications, so that students can pick the best learning method for preparing for the exams. Those materials can also be used by partners to develop courses and as complementary material for their training offerings (even with free cobranding options). LPI also commits to never competing with its partners; It does not offer its own training or publish books.
The career reach of LPI certifications is also uniquely broad and sophisticated. Starting with LPIC-1, the certification holder can plan a career progression and take higher-level certifications exams as she/he gets more skilled on new open source technologies (LPIC-2, LPIC-3, DevOps, BSD Specialist, etc.).
LPI does not stand alone in promoting IT professionals — our partners have always been an integral part of our community.