Linux Professional Institute BSD Specialist

The BSD Specialist certification is part of the Linux Professional Institute Open Technology certification program.
The exam focuses on the practical skills required to work successfully in a FreeBSD, NetBSD or OpenBSD environment and tests the knowledge and skills needed to administer BSD operating systems.

Current version:
1.0 (Exam code 702-100)
Pass the Linux Professional Institute BSD Specialist exam. The 90-minute exam consists of 60 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions.
5 years
There are no prerequisites for this certification.
20% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-1 Certified Linux Administrators
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33% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineers in only 3-months
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25% growth in bonus pay for LPIC-3 Linux Enterprise Professionals in one year
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To get the BSD Specialist certificate you have to pass the exam 702.

The typical BSD Specialist certification holder is a system administrator of BSD operating systems. The certification holder has an understanding of the architecture of the BSD operating systems. This includes the ability to manage various aspects of a BSD installation, including the management of user accounts and groups, processes, file systems, installed software, and client networking configuration. The candidate is experienced in using standard BSD and Unix tools on the command line.  

To receive the BSD Specialist Certification the candidate must: 

  • Have a working knowledge of BSD operating systems: FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD 
  • Be able to install, manage, and configure BSD operating system
  • Be able to configure hardware, set kernel parameters, and manage system security 
  • Have basic knowledge in BSD system administration, job scheduling, and system automation
  • Have basic network administration knowledge
BSD Specialist Topics
  • BSD Installation and Software Management 
  • Storage Devices and BSD Filesystems 
  • Basic BSD System Administration 
  • Basic BSD Network Administration 
  • Basic Unix Skills