LPI Certification Testing

The LPI program offers a comprehensive series of examinations with which to demonstrate competency in various aspects of the Linux operating system. The LPI program is vendor-neutral and covers versions of Linux from many different sources.

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LPI Certification Marketplace

The LPI Certification Marketplace online store brings together leading publishers, practice exam providers and other content experts to provide best-of-breed learning resources. It’s the one-stop-shop for exam vouchers and exam prep resources that can help you prepare for LPI certification exams and, ultimately, career advancement.

Certification News

LPIC-3 Prerequisite Update
As of November 1, 2013, any one exam in the 300 series is sufficient to obtain a LPIC-3 certification. Prior to October 1, 2013, candidates required the LPI-301 “Core” to obtain any of the other specialties and LPIC-3 certification. As of November 1, 2013, a LPIC-2 certified professional is able to obtain LPIC-3 certification status by successfully completing any of the number of specialty exams listed below.

LPIC-3 Exams Set to Retire
The LPIC-3 Core (exam code: 117-301) and LPIC-3 Mixed Environments (exam code: 117-302) English exams are scheduled to retire December 31, 2013. The LPI-300 has replaced both of these exams and also provides the certification designation of LPIC-3 Mixed Environment.

In addition, the LPIC-3 Core (exam code: 117-301) and LPIC-3 Mixed Environments (exam code: 117-302) Japanese exams are scheduled to be retired March 31, 2014. The LPI-300 has replaced both of these exams and also provides the certification designation of LPIC-3 Mixed Environment.

LPIC-3 Specialty Exams
Once the transition is complete, the following exams will be available. These exams can be taken by to obtain LPIC-3 certification status.

  • 300 – Mixed Environments
  • 303 – Security
  • 304 – High Availability and Virtualization
Please note: LPIC-3 Core and LPIC-3 Mixed Environments certifications will remain valid after their retirement.

NOVELL and LPI partnership
Novell and LPI are pleased to announce that holders of LPIC certifications are now eligible to apply for and receive the Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certification at no additional cost or exams.

Registration

Before scheduling an appointment with Pearson VUE, you must first register with LPI and obtain an LPI ID. You will need this number to create an account.

Scheduling

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options:

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
  • Schedule Test through Local Test Center

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Last updated 2014-01-08