LPI stands for the Linux Professional Institute. LPI was created to set the foundation for a globally recognized standard for the certification of Linux IT professionals. The LPI certification program was created to meet the desires of both IT professionals and the businessesthat employ these professionals. In order toattain this goal the Linux Professional Institute hasadopted a comprehensive andvendor neutral program.
Some of the highlights of the LPI Certification Program are as follows:
- It maintains a quality level of excellence. The program solicits input from various IT/Linux professionals and experts to ensure the highest quality standards are met.
- It is vendor neutral, so you can be certain that your knowledge of the underlying Linux system is tested, and not some specific vendor implementation of it. This is true both for the operating system as well as the training involved. A variety of preparation methods are available for LPI certification, not just one specific training partner.
- The LPI program is sponsored and supported by a high number of different organizations and Linux based projects.
- Finally, it is well respected. Holding an LPI certification is something that any Linux/IT professional can be proud of.
- It is created by the Linux professional community consisting of teachers, professionals, and industry experts.
- It is challenging and rewarding. You will must know the subject matter well if you hope to pass.
- The LPI program us consistently updated, using input from various IT professionals to ensure that relevant and up to date information is being tested.
To become LPIC-2 certified, 2 different exams must be passed, which are exam 201 and exam 202. These exams are discussed in more detail below.
Exam 201 information:
This is the first of two mandatory exams for the Linux Professional Institute certification Level 2 (LPIC-2). This exam consists of testing the basic skills needed by Linux professionals to operate and maintain all of the collective Linux installations.
Exam 201 consists of the following main topics:
- Linux Kernel
- System Startup
- File systems and Devices
- Advanced Storage Device Administration
- Networking Configuration
- System Maintenance
- Domain Name Server (DNS)
Exam 202 information:
This is the second of two mandatory exams for the Linux Professional Institute certification Level 2 (LPIC-2).This exam consists of testing the basic skills needed by Linux professionals to operate and maintain all of the collective Linux installations.
Exam 202 consists of the following main topics:
- Web Services
- File Sharing
- Network Client Management
- E-Mail Services
- System Security
Who should become LPIC-2certified?
In order to become LPIC-2 certified, you should have the following skill set:
- Administer the Linux stations located in small to medium sized offices.
Design, administer, maintain, and troubleshoot a small to medium sized mixed (Both Linux and Microsoft) network environment while keeping them secure, including a:
- Server on the Local Area Network (LAN)
- Internet Gateway, such as a firewall, VPN appliance, SSH server, mail server, and HTTP/HTTPS server.
- Internet Server, including proxy and FTP.
- Managea team of co-workers
- Advise upper management on new purchases and automation processes.
Benefits of LPIC-2certification include:
- Certification assist you in setting out and following a well-defined career path.
- LPI certification is created from within the Linux user community, by your peers.
- See an increase in your salary, job opportunities, and credibility through this respected credential.
- Becoming officially accredited as a Linux Professional
- Demonstrate to your employers that you are motivated to fully understand the inner workings of Linux and prove your capability as a Linux end user.
- It can significantly affirm and enhance your professional skills, improve your employment prospects, and boost your salary.
- Establishes your skill set for distinct Linux related tasks.
- Easily validates your ability to a possible partner, supplier, contractor or employer.
- Provides you the opportunity to assist in the development of the Linux standards and exam certification content.