Advanced Level Linux CertificationLPIC 2 Logo

  • Status:First published November 29, 2001; latest revision April 1, 2009.
  • Prerequisites: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.
  • Requirements:Passing exams 201 and 202
  • Latest UpdatesExam 201 (August 1, 2012).  (No updates to Exam 202 in 2012)
  • Next UpdateExam 201/202 (Spring 2013).

LPIC 2 Tasks

To pass LPIC 2 someone should be able to:

  • Administer a small to medium-sized site
  • Plan, implement, maintain, keep consistent, secure, and troubleshoot a small mixed (MS, Linux) network, including a:
    • LAN server (samba)
    • Internet Gateway (firewall, proxy, mail, news)
    • Internet Server (webserver, FTP server)
  • Supervise assistants
  • Advise management on automation and purchases
A full list of the objectives can be found at the LPI Wiki.


To achieve LPIC 2 you need to pass two exams – LPI 201 and LPI 202. These can be completed in any order. Both exams can be taken at a Pearson VUE test center.