LPIC-1 Certification (Junior Level Linux Professional)

November 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on LPIC-1 Certification (Junior Level Linux Professional)
Filed under: Lpi Level 1, LPIC 

The LPIC-1 certification track is the first-step, entry-level credential along the LPI certification ladder. Candidates who wish to progress on to the higher-level LPIC certifications first need to pass the LPIC-1. The scope of the LPI Junior level certification means that successful candidates who pass the LPIC-1 exam will have sufficient knowledge with Linux to operate reasonably with the Linux command line, be able to carry out simple administration tasks such as user and object setup and control, backups, system monitoring and workstation configuration. The LPIC-1 is required for candidates wishing to go on an earn the  LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 credentials.

To obtain the LPI Linux Junior Level certification a candidate needs to pass two exams (for an overview of the exam objectives for the LPIC-1 exams, click the respective links below):

  1. 117-101 (Lpi Level 1 Exam 101)
  2. 117-102 (Lpi Level 1 Exam 102)

There are no pre-requisites required for either exam meaning you can take them without any prior qualifications or certifications.

Each exam consists of 60 questions with a total time frame of 90 minutes to complete them. Occasionally, candidates will receive a test with extra questions interspersed throughout the exam. The LPI uses these questions (called ‘pilot items’) for research and evaluation purposes for future upgrades to the LPIC exams. These questions are not graded and do not count towards a candidate’s final score, however extra time is allocated to the candidate to finish the exam. In such cases, candidates can expect an exam with 80 questions and 120 minutes to complete them. Candidates must score at least 500 on a scale of 200-800 to pass, however questions for each exam can be ‘weighted’ differently meaning the number of questions needed to be answered correctly can vary. Each section listed in the official list of exam objectives has been given a ‘weight’ factor which corresponds to the number of questions on that subject the candidate can expect in the exam – i.e. a section with a weight of ‘3’ will have 3 questions in the exam related to it.

The exams can be taken in any order and candidates can take up to five years to complete the second of the two exams before the first exam must be retaken.

Candidates will be advised of a pass/fail score at the conclusion of their exam, and successful candidates can expect to receive their LPIC-1 certificate through the mail within 2-5 weeks. Successful candidates will appear on LPI’s website in their ‘candidate area’ within a couple of days of successfully passing the exams.

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New! LPI Certifications

November 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on New! LPI Certifications
Filed under: Lpi Level 1, Lpi Level 2, Lpi Level 3, LPIC 

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) offers a series of Linux certifications (LPIC) aimed at professionals who wish to demonstrate general Linux skills and competencies from beginner through to senior level.

The Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) program is designed to certify the competency of IT professionals using the Linux operating system and its associated tools. It is designed to be distribution neutral, following the Linux Standard Base and other relevant standards and conventions. 

The LPI certifications are vendor-independent and distribution-neutral which provides candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate all-round, general Linux skills, as well as providing a progressive certification path that may be viewed as more portable than a proprietary Linux certification. Additionally, the three separate tiers of the LPI (LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3) provide various starting points, and a natural progression, for candidates depending on their existing Linux skill level.

The three LPIC certification levels are:

  1. LPIC-1  Junior Level Linux Professional
  2. LPIC-2  Intermediate Level Linux Professional
  3. LPIC-3  Senior Level Linux Professional

Each level is a stand-alone credential in its own right, so candidates can choose to stop at any particular level. Each lower level, however, is a pre-requisite for each of the levels above it (i.e. LPIC-1 is required to qualify to take LPIC-2, and LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 are required to be eligible for LPIC-3).

All LPI exams are computer-based, meaning candidates sit at a remote computer terminal and answer a series of multiple-choice and short answer questions.

Novell CertifiedLinux Administrator 11 and LPIC 1 (CLA 11)

October 30, 2010 by · Comments Off on Novell CertifiedLinux Administrator 11 and LPIC 1 (CLA 11)
Filed under: CLA, Lpi Level 1, Novell 

CLA 11 LPI Learning Path Learning path for those seeking the CLA 11 LPI Certification.

Note: Each course and test description below is a link to additional information.

1. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Fundamentals Course 3101) – 3 days
2. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Administration (Course 3102) – 5 days
3. Lpi Level 1 Exam 117-101 and 117-102