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Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1
LPIC-1 is a junior level certification for Linux administrators. You should be able to perform maintenance tasks with the command line, install & configure a workstation and be able to configure a basic network.Enroll in LPIC-1
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LPIC-2 is aimed at advanced Linux professionals. With LPIC level 2 you will be able to administer small to medium sized mixed networks and provide suggestions to upper management.Enroll in LPIC-2
Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 3
LPIC-3 is designed for senior-level Linux professionals in an enterprise environment.You will get the concept of, architecture, and be able to install and troubleshoot LDAP software and integrate with Active Directory.Enroll in LPIC-3
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LPI was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in New Brunswick, Canada on October 25, 1999. It has operational offices in Toronto, Canada and Sacramento, USA - with affiliates around the world.LPI works with organizations around the world to ensure the growth and adoption of Linux, Open Source and Free Software.
About LPI Nigeria
Since 2007, Lifeforte International Schools (LIS) has been the Linux Professional Institute Nigeria Master Affiliate. Lifeforte is recognized nationwide as the premier organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, Open Source, and Free Software through Open Source Technology solutions for education and businesses as well as the vendor neutral LPI Certifications.
LPI is launching a community-based consultation process to develop a new exam and certification for DevOps. Designed to reflect the growing importance of DevOps collaboration models and tools in both system administration and software development, the planned certification will require candidates to pass an exam to be awarded LPI Certified Open Technology DevOps Engineer.
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LPI has a fundamental interest at participating at events promoting Linux and Open Source
development initiatives for Linux and Open Source professionals,
Check out the events you can meet us this March.
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Linux skills 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
LPI expands certifications to recognize the importance of DevOps to the open source community
( March 2017)“DevOps, at its core, is a collaboration model supported by a specific set of tools. We have been observing this tool chain maturing over the last few years and it’s the right time to talk to LPI’s open source community about how we can provide proof of proficiency in handling these tools and implementing DevOps solutions”, states Fabian Thorns, LPI’s Director of Certification Development. Executive Director of LPI, G. Matthew Rice, adds: “As more and more companies introduce DevOps methodologies to their workflows, skills in the use of tools supporting DevOps become increasingly important and are having a major impact on the work of all our candidates. It also makes a lot of LPI’s primary topics relevant for new audiences, such as developers.
Unlike other LPI tests (which were GNU/Linux oriented), this certification is OS neutral, and therefore hopefully useful for GNU/Linux, *BSD, Apple and (perhaps even) Microsoft Windows DevOps Engineers. The certification will test the ability of the candidate to create a DevOps workflow and to optimize their daily administration and development tasks. One major concession to LPI's strategy, however, is to focus on “Open Source” and freely available DevOPs tools and procedures when available versus closed source tools. Therefore LPI is asking DevOps engineers and managers to participate in defining the Job Task Analysis. If you are willing to help LPI (and in the traditional FOSS way, eventually helping yourself), please go to LPI DEVOPS JTA and participate in the Job Task Analysis.
Upcoming Events and TrainingMeet us at these events: Contact LPI Nigeria for details
OUR TRAINING AND EXAMS:
A varied catalog of Linux classes and workshops for Linux developers, system administrators and other technical resources.
Customized Linux training options to meet your specific project and team needs with the wolrd's Linux certification programs
LPI Nigeria's corporate Linux and Open Source training and workshops are both flexible (onsite or offsite, weekends and weekdays) and ideally suited to help organizations of all sizes accomplish their goals, no matter where their teams are located:
- Linux Essentials and Web Services (A Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program)
- Linux Server Professional Certification (LPIC 1)
- The Linux Network Professional Certification - An Advanced Level Linux System Administraion (LPIC 2) with Enterprise Network Infrastructure
- The Linux Enterprise Professional Certification made up of:
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - Mixed Environment (Exam 300)
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - Security (Exam 303)
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - High
Availability and Virtualization (Exam 304)
***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
***You must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
Training and Exam Resources for newest objectivesGET STUDY MATERIALS
You can purchase LPI Approved Training Material (LPI-ATM), books from Sybex and Linup Front - Long time developer of LPI courseware
To purchase Sybex Linux Exentials by Roderick Smith or LPI Approved Training Materials (LPI-ATM) in Nigeria, this will help prepare for the latest LPIC1 CONTACT US .
The resources listed below will assist exam candidates in
preparing for their LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams, please check that the materials are inline with the latest LPI objectives.
MANUALS AND ONLINE RESOURCES
"FREE" LPI Linux Server Professional (LPIC1) study materials by Anselm Lingnau - long term developer for LPI courseware
Free Reading materials and videos from theurbanpenguin LPI ATP
LPIC-1 & LPIC-2 free educational manuals
FOSS LPIC1 Manual
Free online exam preparation guide for LPIC-2
IBM's developerWorks LPI certification tutorials. Please confirm that the materials are up to date with present LPI Objectives. Tutorials for our exam objectives for the new LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams are in development.
"FREE" study material for the Linux Essentials exam is available from Linup Front --a long time developer of LPI courseware. The courseware is a 300 page downloadable e-book English Version. This courseware is also available for download for Android devices running version 2.3.3 or later from the Google Play store English
NON FREE VIDEOS
CBT NUGGETS LINUX ESSENTIALS Please confirm that this material is up to date with present LPI Objectives
LPI Linux LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ Prep
A definitive up-to-date list of exam preparation resources is available at our LPI Marketplace.
[LPI-News]:Events this October
(March 2017 Events, Exam labs)
LPI is asking DevOps engineers and managers to participate in defining the Job Task Analysis. If you are willing to help LPI (and in the traditional FOSS way, eventually helping yourself)for the LPI , please go to LPI DEVOPS JTA and participate in the Job Task Analysis
LPI has a fundamental interest at participating at events promoting Linux and Open Source
development initiatives for Linux and Open Source professionals,we work with various industry represntatives to promote our certification as a tool for
Linux and Open Source opportunities and advancement.
There are several ways to LPI exam. The normal route of our exams
are offered through the test centers for
Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE)
LPI Nigeria also hosts LPI PBT(Paper Based/Written Test) exams monthly and also at conferences and events. These are alternative routes to sitting VUE
Upcoming LPI paper Based Exams
Schedule an exam or contact us for more exam dates in March. Students can enjoy academic discount benefit for any of our Paper Based Exams. All you need to do is present a recent ID .