Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1

LPIC-1 is the first certification in Linux Professional Institute’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.

Current version:
Passing exams 101 and 102
5 years
There are no prerequisites for this certification
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20% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-1 Certified Linux Administrators
The Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2013
33% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineers in only 3-months
The Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2013
25% growth in bonus pay for LPIC-3 Linux Enterprise Professionals in one year
The Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2013

The world's largest and most recognized Linux certification

To obtain the LPIC-1 certification, you must pass the LPI-101 and LPI-102 exams

With the LPI there is no guesswork what is in the exam. Our learning objectives show you which topics you can expect in the exams and their relative importance. Regardless of which learning materials you choose to prepare for your LPI exams, reviewing each learning objective should be at the heart of any curriculum.

To become LPIC-1 certified, the candidates must be able to:

  • Understand the architecture of a Linux system 
  • Install, maintain and set up a Linux workstation including X11 as a network client 
  • Can work on the Linux command line, including common GNU and Unix commands 
  • Can deal with files and access permissions as well as system security 
  • And perform simple maintenance tasks: help for users, adding users to a larger system, backup and restore, shutdown and reboot.
LPIC-1 101 Topics
  • System Architecture
  • Linux Installation and Package Management
  • GNU and Unix Commands
  • Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
LPIC-1 102 Topics
  • Shells and Shell Scripting
  • Interfaces and Desktops
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Essential System Services
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security