The world’s largest and most recognized Linux Certification
LPIC-1 is the first certification in LPI’s multi-level Linux professional certification program. The LPIC-1 will
validate the candidate’s ability to perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure
a computer running Linux and configure basic networking.
The LPIC-1 is designed to reflect current research and validate a candidate’s proficiency in real world
system administration. The objectives are tied to real-world job skills, which we determine through job
task analysis surveying during exam development.
Current Version: 4.0 (Exam codes 101-400 and 102-400)
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this certification
Requirements: Passing exams 101 and 102
Validity Period: 5 years
To become LPIC-1 certified the candidate must be able to:
• understand the architecture of a Linux system;
• install and maintain a Linux workstation, including X11 and setup it up as a network client;
• work at the Linux command line, including common GNU and Unix commands;
• handle files and access permissions as well as system security; and
• perform easy maintenance tasks: help users, add users to a larger system, backup and restore,
shutdown and reboot.
To become LPIC-1 certified, you must pass both the 101 and 102 exams
At LPI we take the guesswork out of what’s on the exam. Our exam objectives show you what topics you
can expect to find on the exams as well as the relative importance of those topics. No matter which
study resources you choose to prepare for your LPI exams, reviewing the individual exam objectives
should be at the core of any study plan