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Linux Professional Institute Certifications, Level 3

Linux Professional Institute ( is a Linux certifying organization, officially founded in October 1999 in Canada. Their vendor-independent certifications have become popular and are acknowledged worldwide. We can read the following mission statement on LPI's website:

LPI shall promote and certify essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top quality, vendor-independent exams.

Exams are held in partnered exam centers around the world. Each exam costs 125 Euro or $125 USD, depending on your location. There are three levels of certification, each consisting of two exams.
  1. Level 1: 117-101 and 117-102 - cover basic skills for the Linux professional that are common across all distributions of Linux.
  2. Level 117-201 and 117-202 - cover advanced skills for the Linux professional, also common across all distributions of Linux.
  3. Level 3: 117-301 and 117-302 - test skills in authentication, troubleshooting, network integration and capacityplanning.
The first two levels are quite easy to pass, all it takes is just a thorough read and some practice. For both of them you can find a plenty of resources across the whole internet, including test simulations and cheat-sheets. It's not so easy with the 3rd level anymore...Within the last year I managed to pass four exams, thus challenging myself to pass the third level during the upcoming year. I am going to prepare myself by blogging about it here in hope that somebody can make use of the information published. I would like to encourage everybody to learn with me, leave feedback and/or interesting ideas. I've just enabled an RSS feed just in case anybody wants to subscribe.

The course starts next weekend.

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