16th October 2015

Linux Essentials

The purpose of the Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate is to define the basic knowledge required to competently use a desktop or mobile device using a Linux Operating System. The program will guide and encourage those new to Linux and Open Source to understand the place of Linux and Open Source in the context of the broader IT industry.

A LPI Linux Essentials Certificate holder typically has the following skills:

  • Has a basic understanding of FOSS, the various communities and licenses.
  • Understands the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of an Operating System.
  • Has a basic knowledge of computer hardware.
  • Has a basic appreciation of system security, users/groups and file permissions for public and private directories.
  • Basic understanding of how to make the system accessible and able to connect to other computers on a Local Area Network (LAN).
  • 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.
  • Make and restore simple backups and archives.
  • Can use a basic command line editor.
  • Understands file compression.
  • Ability to create and run simple scripts.

The Linux Essentials exam can be taken in either a Yardstick Testing Environment (typically only offered as a compliment to a training course with a LPI Partner) or at any Pearson VUE test centre.

To download an overview sheet, about this certification, click here.