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LPIC-1 Details


Certification Industry: Linux

Certificate Name: LPIC-1

Certificate Issuing Authority: Linux Professional Institute

Certification Price:

Certificate Validity:

LPIC-1 is the first certification in the multi-level Linux professional certification program of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The LPIC-1 will validate the candidate's ability to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux and configure basic networking.

The LPIC-1 is designed to reflect current research and validate a candidate's proficiency in real-world system administration. The objectives are tied to real-world job skills, which LPI determines through job task analysis surveying during exam development.

To become LPIC-1 certified the candidate must be able to:

  • understand the architecture of a Linux system;
  • install and maintain a Linux workstation, including X11 and setup it up as a network client;
  • work at the Linux command line, including common GNU and Unix commands;
  • handle files and access permissions as well as system security; and
  • perform easy maintenance tasks: help users, add users to a larger system, backup and restore, shutdown and reboot.

LPIC-1 Exam Details:

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification.

Requirements: Passing the 101 and 102 exams. Each 90-minute exam is 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.

Validity period: 5 years unless retaken or higher level is achieved.