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Our certification programs meet the exacting standard of both IT professionals and the organization that employ them. Get certified with the widely-recognized world leader.Get Certified
Linux essentials will prepare the next generation of IT workers to fill the must-have skills of the future: knowledge of multiple computing environments, knowledge sharing, open source basics, and a dedication to the profession.Get Enrolled
Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1
LPIC-1 is a junior level certification for Linux administrators. You should be able to perform maintenance tasks with the command line, install & configure a workstation and be able to configure a basic network.Enroll in LPIC-1
Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 2
LPIC-2 is aimed at advanced Linux professionals. With LPIC level 2 you will be able to administer small to medium sized mixed networks and provide suggestions to upper management.Enroll in LPIC-2
Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 3
LPIC-3 is designed for senior-level Linux professionals in an enterprise environment.You will get the concept of, architecture, and be able to install and troubleshoot LDAP software and integrate with Active Directory.Enroll in LPIC-3
Why Take an LPI Exam
Show that you know how to use Linux. When you have an LPI Certification, you have proven your Linux expertise.Get Prepared
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LPI was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in New Brunswick, Canada on October 25, 1999. It has operational offices in Toronto, Canada and Sacramento, USA - with affiliates around the world.LPI works with organizations around the world to ensure the growth and adoption of Linux, Open Source and Free Software.
About LPI Nigeria
Since 2007, Lifeforte International Schools (LIS) has been the Linux Professional Institute Nigeria Master Affiliate. Lifeforte is recognized nationwide as the premier organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, Open Source, and Free Software through Open Source Technology solutions for education and businesses as well as the vendor neutral LPI Certifications.
Congratulations on choosing a carreer in Linux and Open Source! If you're just starting on the journey, I wish you all the best. I'm thrilled to hear that you've decided to pursue a career in Linux and open source software, and I hope that it brings you lots of success, both financially and professionally. However, and you knew that was going to be a "however", I hope you've decided to do this for the right reasons...
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Find industry solutions and advise offered by LPI Nigeria and Partners.
LPI has a fundamental interest in engaging with the community and getting more partners to promote Linux and Open Source
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Linux skills certification
LPI is committed to the development of a global standard in Linux certification. We believe that such a certification program must meet the requirements of both IT professionals and the organizations that would employ them. To achieve this goal we have adopted an open, rigorous, and consultative development process which uses both volunteer and hired resources. Our development process is widely recognized and endorsed and has met the strict requirements of independent certification authorities.
The LPI Certification Program is:
- Designed by a community of Linux professionals, volunteers, vendors and educators
- Challenging: if you don't know the subjects you won't pass
- Accessible and available at thousands of test centres around the world or at special events
- Of high quality: relying on critical input from numerous Linux experts and employing scientific and industry-recognized psychometric processes
- Distribution-neutral: verifying knowledge on any standard Linux system
- Relevant: surveying thousands to determine the skills that need to be tested
- Training-vendor independent: encouraging a variety of methods and approaches to test preparation
- Supported and sponsored by a large number of Linux companies and projects
- A certification the Linux community can respect and be proud of
Doing It For The Right Reasons: Millennials, Open Source, and Philosophy by Marcel Gagné
Not that there's anything wrong with picking a career that's going to ensure a steady stream of income for the next several years, on which you are going to build not only your future but your family's future, but there's more to selecting open source as a career then just the money. So, are you going into open source for the right reasons? Back in 1985, Starship -- the band, not an actual starship-- released a song called, "We Built This City". Starship, if you are too young to remember, was the evolution of Jefferson Starship, itself the evolution of Jefferson Airplane. A rather messy legal battle accompanied said evolution but I won't bore you with that here. The song, "We Built This City," was written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf, while the vocals for the song came from Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas. I tell you all this because, well, it takes as village, as they say, even when you're building a city on rock and roll.
Since I mentioned a legal battle in the previous paragraph, I'd be remiss not to mention that Linux, the poster child for Open Source software, had it's own long running legal battle against a poser for open source, namely the company formerly known as "SCO". For the record the good guys won. When people try to convince you that some moral point of view should grab and hold your attention, it's not uncommon to hear something to the effect that you should "do it for the children." Proponents of Open Source have long believed that free software can be a boon to children at every stage of development, both in terms of age, but also financially. Not far from where I live, there's the "Computer Recycling Centre", where volunteers take old computers, fix them up, load up Linux (usually), and make them available to people who otherwise could not afford them. READ MORE
Upcoming Events and TrainingMeet us at these events: Contact LPI Nigeria for details
OUR TRAINING AND EXAMS:
A varied catalog of Linux classes and workshops for Linux developers, system administrators and other technical resources.
Customized Linux training options to meet your specific project and team needs with the wolrd's Linux certification programs
LPI Nigeria's corporate Linux and Open Source training and workshops are both flexible (onsite or offsite, weekends and weekdays) and ideally suited to help organizations of all sizes accomplish their goals, no matter where their teams are located:
- Linux Essentials and Web Services (A Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program)
- DevOps Tools Engineer (LPIC-OT 701)
- Linux System Administrator (LPIC 1)
- Linux Engineer (LPIC 2)
- The Linux Enterprise Professional Certification made up of:
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - Mixed Environment (LPIC-3 300)
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - Security (LPIC-3 303)
- Senior/Enterprise Level Linux Professional - High Availability and Virtualization (LPIC-3 304)
***You must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order
***You must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order
Training and Exam Resources for newest objectivesGET STUDY MATERIALS
You can purchase LPI Approved Training Material (LPI-ATM), books from Sybex and Linup Front - Long time developer of LPI courseware
To purchase Sybex Linux Exentials by Roderick Smith or LPI Approved Training Materials (LPI-ATM) in Nigeria, this will help prepare for the latest LPIC1 CONTACT US .
The resources listed below will assist exam candidates in
preparing for their LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams, please check that the materials are inline with the latest LPI objectives.
MANUALS AND ONLINE RESOURCES
"FREE" LPI Linux Server Professional (LPIC1) study materials by Anselm Lingnau - long term developer for LPI courseware
Free Reading materials and videos from theurbanpenguin LPI ATP
Free online exam preparation guide for LPIC-2
IBM's developerWorks LPI certification tutorials. Please confirm that the materials are up to date with present LPI Objectives. Tutorials for our exam objectives for the new LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams are in development.
NON FREE VIDEOS
CBT NUGGETS LINUX ESSENTIALS Please confirm that this material is up to date with present LPI Objectives
LPI Linux LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ Prep
A definitive up-to-date list of exam preparation resources is available at our LPI Marketplace.
[LPI-News]:Events this May
(May 2019 LPI Blog, Events, and Exam labs)
Get enlightening information and learn new things from our regularly updated LPI Blog
LPI has a fundamental interest at participating at events promoting Linux and Open Source development initiatives for Linux and Open Source professionals,we work with industry represntatives while also encouraging the development of traditional training programs through our LPI Approved Training Partners (LPI-ATP) and LPI Approved Academic Partners (LPI-AAP) to promote our certification as a tool for Linux and Open Source opportunities and advancement.
There are several ways to LPI exam. The normal route of our exams are offered through the test centers for Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE)
LPI Nigeria also hosts LPI PBT(Paper Based/Written Test) exams monthly and also at conferences and events. These are alternative routes to sitting VUE
Upcoming LPI paper Based Exams
Schedule an exam or contact us for more exam dates in May. Students can enjoy academic discount benefit for any of our Paper Based Exams. All you need to do is present a recent ID .