Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is a non-profit company that works for Linux programmers as well as administrators and help them in attaining Linux certifications. All of the different exams that combine this institute are related to Linux. Exams of Linux are conducted through the world and they even exist in numerous languages so as to make the test taking convenient for people of different countries. Tests typically include MCQ's either paper-pencil format or computer-based. Having this certification means that the concerned person is highly qualified in Linux. Application procedure for this certification program is as follows:
Online registration is a basic requirement for admission into the LPI examination. Through this online examination, candidates obtain an LPI identification number, and they can submit this number at any of their close at hand examination center. Not obtaining this online number and registration results in the candidate being unable to take the LPI test.
2) Choosing your curriculum:
Various programs or curriculums are presented by Linux professional institute in their online directory and it is entirely up to the students which program they select for themselves. Students are given complete freedom in making their own choice. After this choice has been made, student can move on to the step of submitting the fees for the test.
3) Analysis and understanding of the LPI policies:
LPI has different policies for various issues regarding the tests in their institutions. Students must have a clear understanding and evaluation of these policies. Policies are typically for the issues of last date for examination, retaking of the examination and the idea behind having one's own LPI recognition number. Analysis of these policies is very serious prior to taking the exam.
4) Preparation for an examination:
A well-planned schedule is very necessary for taking the LPI examination. Registration can be done either at the Pearson VUE or at the prometric centers. Both these centers require the LPI identification number before the test begins. Fee for test is $ 160 and there are no taxes or discounts in the fee. This amount is the normal amount for most of the centers. But there are certain centers that ask for $ 260 fee and this is due to the difference in the nature of the test taken.
5) Getting the certification:
After the examination, within 2 weeks the result is declared. Passing students obtain their certificates by post and along with that, LPI plastic cards are also sent to the students. These plastic cards aid the students in the process of finding a job.