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Our certification programs meet the exacting standard of both IT professionals and the organization that employ them. Get certified with the widely-recognized world leader.

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Linux Essentials
Certificate Program

Linux essentials will prepare the next generation of IT workers to fill the must-have skills of the future: knowledge of multiple computing environments, knowledge sharing, open source basics, and a dedication to the profession.

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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.

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Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 2

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.

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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.

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Why Take an LPI Exam

Show that you know how to use Linux. When you have an LPI Certification, you have proven your Linux expertise.

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We work with organizations around the world to ensure the growth and adoption of Linux and Open Source.

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About LPI

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.



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Recent Updates

Help Us Refresh the LPIC-2 Certification Objectives- by G. Matthew Rice

May 2022

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Leading Certification Exams and High Quality Training

May 2022

Get comprehensive, advanced and neutral linux training program for the market. Find LPI Approved Training Partner, training training materials that will lead you directly to the LPI certification.
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LPI Partnerships and LPI at events: Get involved

May 2022

LPI has a fundamental interest in engaging with the community and getting more partners to promote Linux and Open Source development initiatives.
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