LPIC-3 Certification (Senior Level Linux Professional)

November 30, 2010 by · Comments Off on LPIC-3 Certification (Senior Level Linux Professional)
Filed under: Lpi Level 3, LPIC 

The LPIC-3 certification track is the pinnacle credential offered by the LPI certification and is aimed at experienced Linux professionals. As the upper-level of a three-tiered certification program, candidates who wish to earn the LPIC-3 credential must first obtain both the LPIC-1 and the LPIC-2 certifications (although the exams for all three certification tracks can be taken in any order).

Candidates can choose to earn the ‘core’ LPIC-3 credential by passing just one exam or they can elect to supplement that credential by passing an additional specialisation exam:

  1. LPI 117-301 Core Exam

Elective exams (optional only):

  1. LPI 117-302 Mixed Environment Exam
  2. LPI 117-303  Security
  3. LPI 117-304 Virtualization and High Availability

LPI intend to introduce three more elective exams in the near future.

The core LPIC-3 exam consists of 50 questions and 90 minutes to complete them unless the exam includes non-scoring evaluation questions (called ‘pilot items’) that the LPI use for testing purposes. In that case the candidate will be allowed 120 minutes to complete the exam to account for the extra questions. Subject topics are weighted, meaning some exam topics are given greater emphasis in the exam than others. For that reason, the number of questions required to pass the exam will vary, however candidates must score at least 500 on a scale of 200-800 to pass.

Candidates receive their results at the end of the exam, with an indication of a pass or a fail. Successful candidates can look forward to having their details updated in the ‘candidate area’ on the official LPI website shortly after passing the exam, but will have to wait a little while longer for their official LPIC-3 certificate to arrive in the mail (allow up to 5 weeks).

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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.