LPI Announces Security Essentials Beta Exams

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is entering the last phase of development of the new Security Essentials program. This phase includes public beta exams to which we invite selected candidates.

Security Essentials covers basic knowledge of IT security. The focus is the digital self-defense of an individual user. This includes a general understanding of the main threats directed against individual computing systems, networks, services, and identity, as well as approaches to prevent and mitigate them. The complete exam objectives are available on the LPI wiki.

The beta exams will be delivered in December 2022. Interested candidates can find more information about the beta exams as well as the sign-up form at the LPI website.

“Beta exam takers are the first candidates to ever take a look at the new Security Essentials exam. Their feedback is considered in the finalization of the exam and their results help to ensure that our exams are psychometrically valid,” says Fabian Thorns, Director of Product Development at LPI. “We expect our beta candidates to have prior knowledge in the field of IT security. Our exam objectives provide clear guidance on the topics covered in the exam. Candidates applying for a beta exam should consider themselves proficient enough in these topics to pass the exam.” Thorns continues, “Upon passing the exam, beta exam takers will also be the first candidates who are awarded the Security Essentials certificate.

The final version of the exam, as well as Learning Materials covering all of its topics, will be released a few weeks after the beta exam period ends.

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