Technology Education: Linux Skills Certification
We offer for our Linux skills certification classes the Linux Professional Institute certification. It is a distribution-neutral certification that focuses on managing and maintaining Linux of all flavors (Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, Red Hat, etc.).
The LPI level 1 course covers the materials and skills necessary to pass the LPI 101 and 102 exams. The LPI level 2 course covers the skills for the LPI 201 and 202 exams.
The following is found at lpi.org, and describes each certification.
LPI is committed to the development of a global standard in Linux certification. We believe that such a certification program must meet the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them. To achieve this goal we have adopted an open, rigorous, and consultative development process which uses both volunteer and hired resources. Our development process is widely recognized and endorsed and has met the strict requirements of independent certification authorities.
The LPI Certification Program is:
- Designed by a community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors and educators
- Challenging: if you don't know the subjects you won't pass
- Accessible and available at thousands of test centres around the world or at special events
- Of high quality: relying on critical input from numerous Linux experts and employing scientific and industry-recognized psychometric processes
- Distribution-neutral: verifying knowledge on any standard Linux system
- Relevant: surveying thousands to determine the skills that need to be tested
- Training-vendor independent: encouraging a variety of methods and approaches to test preparation
- Supported and sponsored by a large number of Linux companies and projects
- A certification the Linux community can respect and be proud of
Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)
- Status: Available now. First published January 11, 2000; latest revision published April 2009
- The first IT certification program to be professionally accredited by National Commission For Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
- Pre-Requisites: None
- Requirements: Passing Exams 101 and 102
- Overview of Tasks: To pass Level 1 someone should be able to:
- Work at the Linux command line
- Perform easy maintenance tasks: help out users, add users to a larger system, backup & restore, shutdown & reboot
- Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a stand-alone PC via modem to the Internet.
Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2)
- Status: Available now; first published November 29, 2001; latest revision April 1, 2009.
- Pre-Requisites: You must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.
- Requirements: Passing Exams 201 and 202
- Overview of Tasks: To pass Level 2 someone should be able to:
- - Administer a small to medium-sized site
- - Plan, implement, maintain, keep consistent, secure, and troubleshoot a small mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
- - LAN server (samba)
- - Internet Gateway (firewall, proxy, mail, news)
- - Internet Server (webserver, FTP server)
- - Supervise assistants
- - Advise management on automation and purchases