Prepare Students to Get Ahead with Linux Skills

Help your students get the verified Linux skills needed to take advantage of abundant job opportunities in enterprise business, big data, cloud, mobile, and networking fields with these free teaching resources.

 

Teach Linux for Free with the Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy, the Network Development Group (NDG), and the Linux Professional Institute have partnered to make it easy for ICT instructors to teach Linux and prepare students for professional careers in IT. Qualified learning institutions can join the Cisco Networking Academy at no cost, to teach NDG Linux Essentials for free as an instructor-led course.

Aligned to LPI’s Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate, this course provides students:

  • Foundational knowledge of Linux and Open Source
  • Solid Linux command line skills
  • Readiness to pursue LPI professional certifications or complementary IT certifications

 

NDG Linux Essentials Course

The NDG Linux Essentials course, hosted in the Cisco Networking Academy™, is a great addition to any school’s ICT curriculum and complements introductory operating system courses in higher education institutions. Designed for a semester, all that is needed to offer this course are computers with modern browsers.

The course includes:

  • A robust Learning Management System
  • Instructor slides
  • Content
  • Exercises
  • Virtual machine embedded in the course for command line practice
  • Quizzes and exams
  • LPI exam discount offer

 

*NDG also plans to offer two semester-long advanced Linux courses available through the Cisco Networking Academy aligned to LPI’s LPIC-1 Linux Server Professional certification.


 

Become a Cisco Networking Academy & Teach NDG Linux Essentials

If your institution has an interest in becoming a Cisco Networking Academy to teach Linux courses, please visit Cisco using the button below to apply. (Please note: The NDG Linux Essentials course does not require Cisco equipment.)

Become a Cisco Academy

 

Additional Free Linux Resources

The materials listed below are content resources aligned to LPI exams that are graciously made available for free by the LPI Linux community. Please note that LPI does not conduct a technical review of this content so please make sure to follow LPI exam objectives closely when studying for any certification exam.

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Linux Essentials

Linux Essentials Manual by Linup Front GmBH (online download, 244pgs., English & German)

Linux Essentials Video Playlist by TheUrbanPenguin (YouTube video series)


 

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LPIC-1

Learn Linux, 101: A roadmap for LPIC-1 by Ian Shields on IBM developerWorks

LPIC-1 Video Playlist by TheUrbanPenguin (YouTube video series)

Linux & LPIC Quick Reference Guide by Daniele Raffo (online PDF, 3rd Edition, July 2015, 128pgs., LPIC-1 content is from 2013 (not current), please note: not all exams topics are covered in this guide)


 

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LPIC-2

The LPIC-2 Exam Prep by B.V. Snow (online content)

LPIC-2 Video Playlist by TheUrbanPenguin (YouTube video series)

Linux & LPIC Quick Reference Guide by Daniele Raffo (online PDF, 3rd Edition, July 2015, 128pgs., LPIC-2 content is version 4.0, please note: not all exams topics are covered in this guide)


 

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LPIC-3

LPIC-3 Video Playlist by TheUrbanPenguin (YouTube video series)