LPI Certification Roadmap
Before the time I started thinking about taking the LPI exams, I explored the web in order to find some info about studying materials and how everything is done.
so what needs to be done? and where do I start?
First, take a look at the LPI roadmap, from the entry certificate till the very last senior certificate:
Basically, you MUST take the LPIC-1 (Junior) exam at first, in order to stay on the road, without a valid LPIC-1 certificate you cannot move on to level 2.
After obtaining LPIC-3 (Senior Level) you may take one of the special exams (Mixed Environments, Security, or Virtualization).
First thing you need to do is register yourself at www.lpi.org, afterwards you will receieve an LPI ID which you must write down/remember, it’ll be necessary when you register for the exam ( so LPI will be able to identify and assign the grade you get to your profile )
good books are the ones i have mentioned before so in my blog, I may as well add Sybex where you can purchase over here .
there are some videos of VTC and CBT Nuggets available as well, but those do not cover all of the subjects.
same goes for Level 2, Sybex and Linux in a nutshell both have editions for Level 2 exams. and the CBT videos are also available for LPIC-2.
note: changes are to be expected at July 2012 for exam 201, ext4 and ipv6 subjects will be added.
Level 3 and additional specialities
this is where things get a little tight, there are no books around that cover the topics, I contacted LPI regarding that issue and they suggested to look around the web googling “LPIC-3″
you will find out there are few pages available with material, In my opinion, it is necessary to learn LDAP from a book/ebook to get things covered in more detail. the links can be found at the links page under the top banner of my blog.
After passing the exams you will be glad to see this email waiting for you:
12345678 Dear Candidate,LPI ID: -ID NUMBER-Congratulations on obtaining your LPIC-1 certification and joining theworld's largest community of Linux and Open Source professionals.LPIC-1 is globally recognized as the leading entry-level certificationin Linux skills and knowledge.
so to sum everything up:
- sign up at LPI site and get your LPI ID
- gather studying materials and look for corriculum changes
- study hard
- register with your LPI ID, pay & take the exams at VUE/Prometric centers.
good luck ;)