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May 23 2012   6:55PM GMT

LPIC 1 and 2 Exams Will Rev Soon

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The Linux Professional Institute’s entry and mid level certifications will get makeovers in July (1) and August (2), respectively. So says a recent Emmett Dulaney article “LPIC-1, LPIC-2 Exams Get a Refresh” over at In particular, newer protocols, features and utilities will come in, and older stuff will go. Here’s a summary of what’s new and interesting for each credential:

LPIC-1 Logo from

LPIC-1 Logo from

  • LPIC-1
    Basic understanding (feature knowledge) for IPv6 and LVM
    Basic understanding (feature knowledge) for systemd and Upstart
    Explicit coverage for basic configuration of GRUB 2
    Explicit knowledge of rhte ext4 file system
    No more LILO coverage
LPIC-2 logo from

LPIC-2 logo from

  • LPIC-2
    Basic understanding (feature knowledge) for encrypted file systems
    Basic understanding (feature knowledge) for xfsdump and xfsrestore commands
    Explicit knowledge of IPv6 protocols, services, and configuration
    Explicit knowledge of the ext4 filesystem
    Explicit knowledge of the Linux 3.0 kernel

No changes for the senior-level LPI-3 certification, however. To get new detailed objectives and information, check out the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2┬ácertification pages at the LPI’s Website, but also the LPI Wiki pages for LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 as well (that’s where you’ll find the most detailed objectives listings, and addenda to clarify what new material is being added, and what old material is being removed).

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