Welcome to these, the Linux Professional Institute or LPI, pages from TheurbanPenguin. We are anApproved LPI Training Partner and can provide both free training via these videos and, if you prefer to work direct with the penguin, then we can offer online training at a reasonable cost. You of course may choose a little of both; either way you know you are gaining the training without the overheads of having to be away from home or work. The training happens at a device close to you.
The LPI courses represent a distribution agnostic approach and aim to equip you with being able to manage Linux not just a single distribution. Much like in driving a car you do not have to learn to drive a particular model or make. The LPI and TheUrbanPenguin are both committed to the promotion of Linux through greater awareness and learning whilst maintaining the ethos of community and sharing. The video learning is free and supported through extensive notes on the associated pages. The online training costs to you are kept to as low as possible whilst maintaining small class sizes so you can really participate in the class; access to labs and PDF manuals are supplied.
Being well acquainted and qualified in many Linux distributions and Unix systems Andrew is more than capable of explaining the differences and getting you up to speed with managing all flavours of Linux.
The LPI or Linux Professional Institute having been offering vendor neutral certification in Linux since 1999. With such a history this represents a mature certification that is well recognised world-wide.
They offer certifications in Linux starting with Linux Essentials and then moving up the levels of system administration certification from LPIC-1 through to LPIC-3. Linux Essentials is a professional development certification demonstrating your broad understanding of Linux and Open Source.
Although not required studying for the Linux Essentials may make a great foundation for your administration career in Linux. Enabling a gentle start into Linux and the command line. Many Colleges and Universities include this certification as part of general computing courses ensuring a grounding in Linux. There is a single exam requirement in gaining the Linux Essentials certification
Both the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 require two exam for each qualification and LPIC-2 requires that you already have the LPIC-1 qualification. For LPIC-3 which represents specialisations in Linux the is one exam per speciality. To gain and LPIC-3 certification you will need LPIC-2.
Thank you for visiting and welcome here we have a small series looking at how we can get and run Linux OS distributions. These are set up with the aim of promoting the use of Linux and Open Source software, helping you get the most out the the OS.
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The Urban Penguin LPI Training Videos
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