LPI Linux Essentials

Yes, I got my LPI Linux Essentials certification!

As a network engineer I’m on Linux systems on a daily basis and therefor I think it is important to have basic skills of Linux as well.

On the the InfoSecurity.nl event I got the chance to subscribe for an paper basis exam for any of the LPI certifications. Since this certification track was new for me I started with the very basics, LPI Linux Essentials, also known as LPI-010.

If you subscribe for paper basis Linux exams via the LPI events, you can save some money as well. The LPI event exams are about 50% cheaper then the normal exams which are computer based at Pearson VUE Test centers. The only disadvantage of the paper basis exams is that you don’t have an immediate result. It normally takes about 3-4 weeks, in my case this was only 17 days.

Here you can find a nice Free Linux Essentials Training Manual I used for my exam preparations.

8 thoughts on “LPI Linux Essentials”

  1. Congratulations Peter, I hope you mean LPI 101 though ;-)

    Although we all work with Linux on a daily basis, only a small percentage decides to certify it. Thumbs up!

  2. Hi Ronny,
    No it is Linux essentials. the exam version is 010. This is as far as I know a new exam. The level is just below 101. I also want to do the 101, but first want focus on Juniper and Cisco exams.

  3. Peter,

    I’m set to take the Linux Essentials exam this week. I looked but couldn’t find any information. How many questions is it? Are they all multiple choice? I read somewhere that they make the answers somewhat obvious if you have a good handle on the concepts in the training books. Did you find that to be the case?



    1. Hi Chris,
      I’m not sure if you already took the exam, but if you handle the concepts in the training books well, the exam shouldn’t be any problem.
      If you didn’t took the exam, good luck! If you did, I hope you got it!

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