Linux Essentials

Linux Essential LogoThe Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is proud to announce an innovative “first-of-its-kind” program for the academic sector, youth and others new to the world of Linux and Open Source technology called Linux Essentials.

Created in partnership with a community of teachers,trainers and experts world-wide. The “Linux Essentials” program prepares the next generation to acquire the advanced skills needed to fill increasing shortages of workers in today’s mixed IT environments. It supports government and educational authorities bringing Linux and Open Source to the classroom at much younger ages.

Overview of Tasks

To secure the Certificate of Achievement in Linux Essentials, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • Understands the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of an Operating System.
  • Has a basic knowledge of computer hardware
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of Open Source Applications in the Workplace as they relate to Closed Source equivalents.
  • Understands navigation systems on a Linux Desktop and where to go for help.
  • Has a rudimentary ability to work on the command line and with files.
  • Can use a basic command line editor.

Linux Essentials Exam

The Linux Essentials exam is a recommended, not required, pre-requisite for training in the LPIC professional program. Exams are delivered in schools and training centres around the world. To locate the centre nearest you, please contact your local LPI Affiliate.

This is a required exam for Linux Essentials Certificate. It covers basic knowledge for those working and studying in Open Source and various distributions of Linux.

Each objective is assigned a weighting value. The weights range roughly from 1 to 10 and indicate the relative importance of each objective. Objectives with higher weights will be covered in the exam with more questions.

Linux Essentials Objectives

Details of the Linux Essentials objectives can be found on the LPI Wiki Page for Linux Essentials.